were at the 2016 Lisbon Tournament Cup Semi-Final
stage and from the 10 teams who started the day
we were down to the final 4. We had 1 French team,
2 Portugese teams and 1 English team all still
in the hunt for glory.
first was World Pinteur versus Fundacao Benfica.
After the group phase we had to install World
Pinteur as favourites for the title. They were
the only team in the tournament with a 100% record
of 4 wins out of 4 and they still hadn't conceded
Benfica had 2 wins and 2 defeats to their name
but they were a team on the up. The Portuguese
had lost their first two games but since then
had won 4-0 and 2-0 so momentum was with them
and that continued in the first half here as they
held their opponents to a 0-0 draw at half-time.
the second half, World Pinteur grew into the game
and began to take control. They were solid at
the back and so it looked to be a case of if/when
they could score otherwise a penalty shoot-out
may well be required. In the end the deadlock
was broken and it was Richard Leibovici who found
the back of the net to fire his team into the
Pinteur were proving to be ruthlessly efficient
– 7 goals in 5 games scored and none conceded.
Was it the form of champions?