An action-packed evening filling with all out attack flairs, with the RS Jurgen Klopp understudy tweaking the formation, the Saturnian sent a timely reminder of Istanbul 2005!
A superlative turn-around by the Saturns! Down at 3-0 to Nyaris, and fought back delivering 8 stars winning the game.
Saturn adopted Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund 2010-2011 winning formation but could not adapt to the new style of play.
The ex-Saturn guest Acap appeared in Nyaris jersey, unsettling saturn defense in the 20th minute with a deflected strike passed Water Zui.
An unsuccessful and mis-timed tackle by TK saw the advancing Nyaris midfielder scoring from a 1-on-1 situation and making the score line to 2-0.
The host continued with their impressive opening and round up a 3-0 scoreline within half hour mark.
Ramping up defensive midfield control, Siang team up with Sze Fu and placed Chon Seng cleared on the right channel. Chon Seng calmly drive the ball to Soon for a simple tap-in. Aztro CH8888 showed the intelligent movement of Soon, he back-tracked 2 steps to open up a space for himself to score. An intelligent move started by Siang ended with Soon.
Little did the fans know the great come back was to begin, and they never expect a stunning drama was soon to be unfolded.
6 minutes later a superbly taken corner by Nippo found the advancing TK with a bullet header! 3-2 RS replied a second strike and TK waving to the fans, encouraging the 12th man to support!
Nyaris applied pressure and switched play in focusing to attack from right side. KC deputising the right wingback role managed to prevent Nyaris from any easy passing.
Beautiful ball control by Sze Fu and he unselfishly inviting WJye, set up WJye with a tap-in inside the Nyaris 6 yard-box. 3-3 and RS completed the great comeback in style just 1 minute before the 2nd half.
The second half pep talk resulted further goals scoring in the second half.
RS tweaked their formation from the BVB style of 4-2-3-1 to a more attacking style of 4-1-3-2, with sharp predator Fazlie supporting Soon in the attack, and solidifying their defense by installing Patrick to police the defense.
The installation of midfield badboy Andrew seemed to work as Nyaris could not get the ball passed Andrew and Patrick for several attempts on goal.
Chon Seng found space between the midfield and defense of Nyaris after nice work from Andrew and scored a solo goal. He danced passed 3 Nyaris players, calmly dispatched a shot passed the Nyaris keeper. 3-4 RS took a first time lead in the 50th minute.
Minutes later Fazlie rattled the Nyaris goal post with a chip. Seconds later Fazlie won a midfield battled, he turned and calmly fired a 40-yards shot that flew thru a struggling Nyaris keeper. Nyaris was caught unexpected and down to 3-5. RS started to cruise with ease.
The unsettled Nyaris worked thru their advancing play with Acap again causing troubles to RS defense. Nyaris managed to penetrate thru and narrow the gap to 4-5.
in the 66th minute the hardworking midfield kingpin Andrew threw himself for several block shots, won the ball back from Nyaris, setup Moca for a cross and met with Anip. The experienced Nippo walked pass Nyaris with ease and open up a space for WJie a simple tap-in. 4-6 and RS restored a 2-goal cushion.
Nyaris capitalized a rare mistake by KC and narrowed the goal to 5-6 soon after in the 82nd minutes.
Nippo has been installed to take corner kicks and his accurate passing found the towering TK. TK could not score as he pushed too hard pressure to the ball that flew wide.
Nyaris attacked in numbers moments later, on several occasions the linesman was caught sleeping without noticing the clear offsides. Despite the protest the linesman kept his silence. VAR technology replay showed the Nyaris was 3 yards offside and linesman mistakenly allowing the play to go on, resulting a corner for Nyaris with their attacks. Fans begin to boo with the chants of "Referee Kayu!" to the linesman and demanding money back, suspecting the unqualified linesman is not fit for the job.
Just when RS was going thru tremendous pressure, here comes the pressure-reliever midfield maestro of Sze Fu for rescue. Sze Fu calmly dribbled thru 2 Nyaris midfielder, unlocked Nyaris' midfield and setup a thru ball to Wjie. WJie stung Nyaris with a shot on goal to widen the score line. 5-7 RS scored with WJie's hatrick.
SB the other midfield lord who flourish when Lau is not playing, upset Nyaris further by cracking a sizzling shot from 20 yards. SB fired a shot passed the diving Nyaris keeper and winning RS the 8th goal of the match.
The Saturns walked away from the game with 8 shiny strikes and several awesome assists.
During the post match interview, RS head coach Mr X explained, "We were too early to adopt the Dortmund style without careful examination and we were too excited when we saw Jurgen's style. Fortunately we tweaked the team formation, introduced the more familiar of twin strikers and solidify the little triangle and harden the midfield play. We won convincingly but of course we still need to improve our defensive play."
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