Day3: Everton defeats Academia Sport Team in their final match of the tournament

28.07.2018 19:30

The very last match of Group B saw Academia Sport take on Everton. While the English could simply walk away with a tie to preserve their 3rd place, the Romanians needed a win to move on up from the 4th. Perhaps more important for both, though, was to find at least one win in the tournament so as to return home with a modicum of satisfaction.

The first half offered a lot of spectacle for the viewers thanks to Everton, who managed to create many chances. The goal scored by Everton’s #19, Max Thompson, after merely three minutes thanks to Pedro Neves’s cross, was just the first indication that the English would dominate the match. At the 28th minute they scored another goal, after Rhys Hughes placed a nice cross into the middle of the box where Thompson found a winning header for his second goal of the match.

The second half was basically a repeat of the first. In other words, the game remained one-sided, with Everton pretty much the only team on the pitch. It took the English no more than five minutes to double their score after a beautiful run by Neves saw him jump two Academia players and then serve a great through ball to Kieran Phillips who, face-to-face with the keeper, netted the ball in the far right-hand corner. At the 53rd minute, Phillips attempted an impressive bicycle kick from within the box, but his shot ended up over the crossbar. Two minutes later Jonathan Anderson let off a great shot from outside the box, but the keeper nicked it out for a corner kick. The game pretty much continued on the same note, and the final goal was scored by Michael Collins, Everton’s number 6.

In the end, Everton did get a win, though they fell rather short when compared to last year’s performance. As for the Romanians, they definitely returned to the tournament having improved quite a bit from their last time, though they once again walked away without a win.

Match report CEE Cup 2019

CEE Cup 2018 - Group Phase

Academia de fotbal Sport Team - Everton FC 0:4 (0:2)

#12, 28.07.2018 17:30 | Prague, Stadion Evžena Rošického Stadium

Referee: Gergő MIHÁLYI (HUN) 1st Assistant referee: Guðmundur BJARNASON (ISL)
2nd Assistant referee: Andrew Mario PARODY (GIB) 4th Official: Gunnar Oddur HAFLIÐASON (ISL)
Academia de fotbal Sport Team (4-3-3)
No. Pos. Player DoB ŽK RC
1 GK Catalin MUSCELEANU 14/03/2000
6 DF Florinel Constantin SANDU 23/01/2001
2 MF Marius NEDELCU 15/03/2001
4 DF Mateo Daniel MIHAI 04/07/2000
7 DF Alexandru Dumitru IOFCEA (c) 05/04/2000
20 MF Adrian Cristian BEGAN 11/07/2001
8 MF Vilsan Petronel DANIEL 28/08/2000
10 MF Aurelian PETRACHE 02/04/2001
19 FW Liviu Silviu GODIN 01/02/2000
9 FW Filip Mihai ILIE 15/07/2002
13 George Costinel ION 22/01/2002
12 GK Cristian TOILA HOUSEIN 31/01/2000
17 Alexandru Florin CHIRIAC 14/02/2002
14 Antonio Daniel NICULAE 19/08/2001
3 DF Gabriel Marian CABA 02/09/2001
5 DF Ioan DAVID 02/09/2000
15 MF Mihai PISTOL 22/12/2000
18 FW Lusien Casian CONTRA 27/06/2001
11 FW George Alexandru DUSMANU 03/06/2001
Team staff
Adrian Eugeniu BALACE (Head Coach)
Constantin GIURESCU (Assistant Coach)
Moroianu COSTEL (President)
Dan Florin NICULESCU (Executive)
No. Min. No. Min.
Out In Min.
8 18 41'
10 15 41'
20 14 63'
19 11 74'
Everton FC (4-3-3)
No. Pos. Player DoB ŽK RC
1 GK Harry TYRER 06/12/2001
2 DF Joe ANDERSON 06/02/2001
3 DF Jonathan ANDERSON 19/10/2001
14 DF Bernard MCKEOWN 29/06/2001
7 DF Josh HOSIE 09/09/2001
19 MF Max THOMPSON 09/02/2002
21 MF Tom WARREN (c) 15/09/2000
22 MF Pawel ZUK 29/01/2001
8 MF Rhys HUGHES 21/09/2001
16 FW Kieran PHILLIPS 18/02/2000
15 MF Pedro NEVES 05/09/2001
12 GK Jack BARRETT 04/06/2002
4 DF Ryan ASTLEY 04/10/2001
6 DF Michael COLLINS 22/10/2000
17 DF Elliot RICHARDS 22/07/2001
20 DF Ethan WARNOCK 15/02/2001
5 MF Bobby CARROLL 12/10/2001
10 MF Einar IVERSEN 06/06/2001
11 MF Kyle JOHN 13/02/2001
9 FW Mackenzie HUNT 14/11/2001
18 FW Ellis SIMMS 05/01/2001
Team staff
Paul TAIT (Head Coach)
Keith SOUTHERN (Assistant Coach)
Kevin O’BRIEN (Goalkeeper's Coach)
Josh JEFFERY (Sports Therapist)
Jack DOWLING (Sports Scientist)
Kevin REID (Performance Analyst)
John MCKEOWN (Coordinator)
No. Min. No. Min.
19 3'    
19 29'    
16 46'    
6 80+1'    
Out In Min.
8 6 41'
21 4 41'
16 18 60'
22 9 80'

CEE Cup 2018 - Group Phase

Academia de fotbal Sport Team - Everton FC 0:4 (0:2)

#12, 28.07.2018 17:30 | Prague, Stadion Evžena Rošického Stadium


(C): Captain; HT: Half-time; FT: Full-time; ETHT: Extra time half time; AET: After extra time; PSO: Penalty shoot-out;

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