Match report from the mens elite series where LUGI Euro Finans met LSF from Linköping in the battle about two major points. Finally,
it was the LUGI gentlemen who drew the longest straw and could get a
rebound for the poor loss they suffered from LSF on the away team
earlier in the season. Further down is also a brief statement from Leonidas who was LUGIs strongest offensive player in the four-match match.
Leonidas Athanasoulias to LUGI:
LUGIs team has made this year very much. After the win against SPIF on the runway, we knew we had great chances to win against LSF at home. Our
goalkeeper, Francesco, is the most important factor when the opponents
get so frustrated when they fail to offend that they do not focus on the
defense at all, making it easy for us to do the "simple goals". We also get a flow in the game when it comes to rescue after rescue. We also played well as teams, most of them worked both offensive and
defensive and we put our man more positions which made it very difficult
for LSF to catch us when we got the lead from the start of the match.
LUGI Euro Finance - LSF: 9-7 (3-1,1-2,4-1,1-3)
Leonidas Athanasoulias 4, Moulham Abboud 2, Kim Hansson, Seth von Dardel, Ramez Ghannam 1-1-1.
Niklas Greberg 3, Henrik Palm 2, Georg Zdolsek, Carl-Simon Ellingsen Larsson 1-1
takes the command directly into the game by expulsion and gets more
play, Captain Kim Hansson threw two shots in the line in the rib and
then LSF succeeds in keeping the defense. On
the other hand, LUGIs young Leonidas Athanasoulias other plans had
two straight goals for LUGI on fine shot from outside which shocked LSF
goalkeeper Markus Zdolsek. Moulham Abboud takes and threw him one third and LUGI has the lead with 3-0. LSF,
however, will succeed in getting LUGI number 9, Seth von Dardel
expulsion and then LSF number 9, Niklas Greberg, can bring 1 reduction
goal with 44 seconds left on the clock. Francesco Sacco has also shown directly in period 1 that he is counting on as always in the LUGI goal.
Starting with two men, more attacks for LSF where LUGI again shows great and fine defense and taps again. Moulham Abboud for LUGI contests LSF John Sandlund and makes 4-1 to LUGI. Everything seems to be the way for the wine-loving gentlemen today. LSFs Carl-Simon Ellingsen Larsson comes in from the right after LSFs counterattack and manages to score 2-4 for LSF. Six expulsions total for both teams during period 2. In the last
minute of period 2, LSF gets more, LUGI defense is working hard, Georg
Zdolsek gets an extremely nice pearl through the help of John Sandlund
through the LUGI defense with three seconds left of period 2.
Leonidas begins the LUGI period 3 with four of to 5-3. LSF Marco Cirillo gets expelled and LUGI has more there Kim Hansson again gets the chance and puts you 6-3 to LUGI. At
this point in the game, the men have already had seven men less but
only five more men, which indicates a very pace of our gentlemen. In
period 3, Henrik Palm wakes up in LSF and threw 4-6 on man more through
a very nice side shift from the wrong edge where the shot takes over
the blocks from LUGIs Justus Gremsperger, an important mental goal for
LSF and motivation. LUGI
responds again from Kim Hansson who puts a penalty away from the center
position on fine recordings from left-handed colleague Nicolas Otti. Leonidas reappears and sets his fourth and last goal in the match. Thirty
seconds later, its time again, this time Ramez Ghannam for LUGI,
drawing goals from center position over head of LSF goalkeeper Markus
Zdolsek. 8-4 after period 3.
this period something happens that happened earlier but which the men
should be rid of at this time, everything falls for only a few seconds. Balls are dropped and not managed. Niklas Greberg of LSF begins with a nice shot from the outside that surprises LUGI goalkeeper 8-5 to LUGI still. Ramez Ghannam wins his third and final expulsion during the match and gets up. Seth von Dardel is wearing an expulsion and Niklas Greberg is again in the lead, 8-6 to LUGI. LSF
takes time out, Henrik Palm contests LUGIs William Latak and the score
is 8-7 with a total of 4 minutes and 26 seconds left of the match. The game is stepping up and becoming even more physical, it is about who wants it most. None
of the teams succeed in getting the ball in goal in this match, which
is not only played between the outspellers between Swedens two best
goalkeepers, Francesco Sacco in LUGI and Markus Zdolsek in LSF. With
two minutes left, LUGIs big giant, Seth von Dardel forward, spins
Niklas Greberg at halfway, straight ahead to goal and puts 9-7 to LUGI. The last two minutes, the LUGI defense holds tremendously just like at the start of the match. Unless LSF fights Järfälla on the 29/4 of April, LUGI will play semi-finals, best of three against SPIF (Police). Congratulations to our gentlemen! Forward LUGI!