The first Clásico of July brought an interesting game between the Mexicans and team Internacionalitos. With Chilean Julian fulfilling his wish to play with his Mexican sons for ones after having played with the internationals for the past two games. With Kim’s father from Germany and our top Sport12 tennis organizer Imke from Germany as well, the players had two new spectators who analyzed the game from the stands. Internacionalitos consisted of players from 8 different nationalities.
Both teams relied on a traditional 4-4-2 formation:
Angel – Manuel (c) – Julian – Alejandro M.
Javier – Oscar – Angel – Leo
Elias – Rodrigo
Josh (ENG) – Ferro (VEN)
Asa (US) – Kim (GER) – Andre (BRA) – Max (FR)
Tomo (JAP) – Nabil (FR) – Manni (c) (IN) – Jens (GER)
Mike (gk) (US)
1st half – Two German goals and a Mexican freekick goal
The first minutes of the game belonged to the Mexicans who managed to keep the ball in their possession, passing it around securely in the back. The internationals couldn’t really get a touch on the ball, but their defense was well organized to no let any offensive actions of the Mexicans happen. After a while, Internacionalitos pressed up higher and came to their first chance. Josh left the ball to Kim a bit outside the box. The German player who just came back from his Colombia trip took a shot right away. His ball landed in the lower left corner of the goal. Keeper Pablo Pedro aka Pepa couldn’t stop the ball.
Not too long after that the German fired up another ball in a similar position. The ball stroke right into the upper left corner of the goal. Un golazo! 2:0. But the Mexicans came back. A foul about 25 meters from US keeper Mike brought the Mexicans back. Rodrigo Bunster took responsibility for the freekick. His freekick landed right into the upper left corner. Keeper Mike had no chance to save it. Another golazo! 2:1.
2ndhalf – Mexicans through in everything
For the second half the Mexicans decided to play very offensive. The longer the game took, the further the defenders pushed up. Captain Wen entered the game for the second half as well. However, it was the internationals who would score the goals. Josh, with an assist of his striker team mate Ferro, scored the next goal, 3:1. It was another goal to maintain his stats of one goal a game. In another counter attack, Ferro received the ball right in front of the box. He made sure to no loose the ball by covering it against two defenders. In the last moment he saw left wing Asa free on the left side of the box. His pass was received by Asa, who took a direct shot towards the goal. Goalkeeper Pepa wasn’t able to save this one as well, 4:1.
It was the 3rdvictory of the Internationals in a row against team Mexico. It will be an important task for the Mexicans to get together their team spirit if they want to stand a chance against the always evolving team of people from all over the world.
Mexicans – Internacionalitos 1:4
Goals: Kim (0:1), Kim (0:2), Rodrigo B. (1:2), Josh (1:3), Asa (1:4)