You sir, were a worthy adversary. Congrats on making it to the final, especially after such a brilliant and tight game I'm just happy to have exceeded expectations and guaranteed my spot in the next tournament!View attachment 961311
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Waka Waka are thorugh to the final of the FM Base World Cup as they beat PFC Sporting 5-4 on penalties in a nail biting clash.
The game actually started really slowly. With neither team having a chance in the first 10 minutes, and either didn't look like doing much. By 30 minutes there were couple of chances but again nothing too clear cut. Cristiano Ronaldo missing the best of them. It was a game as even as they come.
The teams went into half time goal-less, we really struggled to break them down, but we seemed comfortable enough in defence ourselves. I didn't feel the need to make a change yet.
60 minutes into the game a brilliant cross from Ozil was met by Daniel Sturridge, who scored a beautiful goal to make it 1-0 to Sporting. I thought I would give it 10 minutes to change things, but Ribery took a knock and wasnt 100% and at this stage we needed that. So on came Allen and Balotelli and off went Inler and Ribery, with Ronaldo shifting out wide and Mario in the middle.
We started pressing but missed chance after chance. It looked like it wasnt going to be our day. Sporting had a few good chances to double the lead too.
In the 89th minute Thiago nicked the ball off Alaba and rolled it to Balotelli. With his back turned to goal and on and angle, there didn't seem to be anything on.
He thundered a shot in the top corner on the turn and took us to extra time.
This 30 minutes was tense, Balo scoring again but getting cancelled out by a Kosciellny equaliser, and many chances end to end but nothing went in. So we went to penalties.
It was 4-4 when Alaba stepped up, and missed, had to feel sorry for him as it was his mistake which led to Balotelli's equaliser too.
Wilshire scored the winning penalty as the crowd erupted and we make it to the final.
Good luck Craig and Znik
Brilliant game Mk, and thanks for setting this up for all of us!