who would meet Luca Toni FC in the Semi-Final?
It was The A Team against VK Dons.
A Team had been dominant in the group phase.
They won Group B with the only 100% record in
the tournament and racked up a +15 goal difference.
They were the top scoring team in the group
phase, had the second best defence and unsurprisingly
the best goal difference of all the teams. They
were the team to beat.
Dons qualified for this phase as the second
best third placed team in the group phase. They
did so with an impressive record of 2 wins and
2 defeats and just the 1 defeat. That loss came
against their opponents in this Quarter-Final,
the A Team. However, they pushed The A Team
closer than any other team. They narrowly lost
3-2 so were equipped as anyone to try and inflict
defeat on the men from Paris.
the first half the game went with the form book
as The A Team took a 1-0 lead through Randy
Tchutio which is how we stood at half-time.
The game was looking every bit as tight as the
group phase meeting between these sides. The
A Team gave themselves some breathing space
in the second half thanks to a goal from Damien
Griezmann. A Will Hick goal put the pressure
back on though at 2-1. However, VK Dons couldn't
quite get back to parity as The A Team progressed,
had to say farewell to VK Dons who had impressed
on debut. They were 4 games unbeaten before
2 narrow defeats (both by the odd goal) to one
of the tournament favourites.