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Corporate Football – TUN vs D2, second leg

A string of goalkeeping errors was the key as D2 players succumbed to another disappointing 4-0 defeat in the second leg against TUN. It was a lackluster first half though as both team failed to create any clear-cut chances. D2 appeared better organized than the previous encounter as they managed to keep some possession and contain TUN to very few shots on target but the front pair was unable to make any impact on the opponent’s half. D2 resorted to hopeful long balls at the front which kept …

coming back and the first hand ended goalless.It was much the same story at the beginning of the second half except that being unable to break the D2 defense with their quick short passes, TUN attempted long shots on goal and it did pay off as the D2 goalkeeper fumbled a routine catch and presented the ball straight to the opponent’s forward who calmly slotted the ball into the net. The lack of practice in D2’s goalkeepers was more evident when there were three more goals all resulting from poor first touches. The TUN’s goalkeeper (IOE’s #1 on loan for the match), on the other hand, was excellent as any of the few attempts that D2 made was easily dealt with.

Match Statistics
D2 vs TUN
Venue: IOE, Pulchowk ground
Full time score: 0-4 (first half 0-0)

TUN starting lineup – Yug, Man Singh, Anup, Ujwol, , Nitesh, Niyosh, Shailesh, Ratish, Amit, Prashant

Substitutes – Shakil

D2 starting lineup – Sudeep, Sajan, Hitesh, Anupam, Bijaya, Sanjeet, Dhiraj, Sirish, Shankar, Prashanta, Biswa

Substitutes – Sudeep, Navin (GK)

Referee – Niraj Shah

Match photus
Photus by Bimal Koirala

– TUN starting lineup

– D2 starting lineup

– D2 squad with referee (left)

– Kickoff

– D2 team defending an early corner

– Man Singh with the ball

– Sanjeet providing some width for D2

– Sajan and Ratish fighting for the ball

– Anupam shouting for more intent from D2

– Shailesh holding the TUN midfield

– Halftime team talks

– Sirish played in left side during the second half

– Hitesh being marked by Ratish

– Niyosh clearing the ball

– Ujwol and TUN defense did well

– Prashant always wears a cap during the match

– Navin (GK) organizing D2 defense for a corner

– Another goal conceded

– Anupam had very few opportunities at the front

– Prashanta racing from the right

– Nitesh making a comfortable catch

– Amit caused a few problems from left wing

– Sirish returns for goalkeeping duty after Navin goes off injured

– Bijay in D2 defense

– Sudeep with hands in his head as D2 concedes another goal

– Biswa trying to make a run from the defense

– Dhiraj trying to reach for the ball

– Shakil came on as a second half substitute

– Uninterested spectators