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Das Magic 2 - Kosovo 3
We were preparing for a tough game against the top team in the table. Kosovo already had nine wins In addition, it didn't look like we were going to have enough to field a full team. A couple last minute calls to our deep roster players gave us a solid twelve to play.
As the game began, it is clear that the referee really liked to award penalty kicks. He awarded four in the game. The first was a play in the far corner of the penalty box on the touchline. Chad did nothing but play solid defense and stepped into good position. About ten minutes in, they were up 1-0.
Still, we were playing very well and their squad was not impressing as a first place team. Still, about ten minutes later, the had a nice quit combination the beat us with a probing cross that they got on the end of for their second goal.
About midway through the first, a clumsy four in the box on Virgis earned us our own first penalty, which Jonathon easily converted to narrow the deficit to 2-1. Alway a reoccuring story line for Das, we generated many opportunities but we were not converting them. Most of the second period, we possessed the ball. Eventually we earned a chance to tie on our second penalty of the game after when trying to head a corner kick, I was 'scrapped' across the bac of my head by a 'Kosovoen'. Unfortunately, we didn't convert.
On a controversial handball call in our box, Kosovo was given another penalty kick that they put away extending their led to 3-1 which was not representative of the game at all.
With about ten minutes left I scored a header off a great corner from Virgis to earn me the GBA this week.
The final was a 3-2 loss to a team we were much better than......familiar story.