Let's have a look at Ka I's must win, must wait....
3-1 over Polícia
Benfica is now playing Polícia, the half-time stats not yet available. Round 16 is played under a revised schedule: 2 matches tonight, Friday night. A single one being played on Saturday. Sunday matches with delayed kick-offs at 18:00 and 20:00
Round 16 is under way and it opened with a shocker!: Monte Carlo trounced Sporting 5-1 in a '6 pointer' face-off in a direct competition for a podium finish. The score-line underlined by the stats that this was Monte Carlo's first ever win over Sporting, the teams having now played 4 matches between themselves
Winds of Change: The Race for Bronze
as it they were fighting it off for the Title. A 3 way fight among 3 teams that are separated by 3 points at the table with the ultra added value of all facing one another over the 5 remaining rounds. in 2013 when Clube Desportivo Monte Carlo (P3, 26Points) conquered their 5th Title in Macau’s Top Flight Football, Sporting Clube de Macau (P4, 25P) was about to be crowned Division 2 Champions succeeding Chao Pak Kei, Division 2 Champions in 2012. And to an end had just come CPK’s (P5, 23 Points) first full season in Division 1, a brave 7th place finish, 1 point away from 6th, with a tally of 6 wins.
A mere 2 season’s on and there is a new order on Macau’s football. Who will prevail?
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lets start at the top
will Benfica successfully defend their first ever Top Division titled of 2014 - a year in which they won the Big 3 (+FA Cup and Bolinha) or will it be Ka I back to the Winners Circle to add a 4th title to the hat-trick of the golden years of 2010-2012, having been the first ever Club in Macau’s Football to conquer the Big 3, back in 2011?
Over the 5 remaining matches Benfica and Ka I share 3 very weak opponents they are exp...ected to easily beat:10th place Development, 9th in Polícia and 7th in Casa de Portugal.
And from then on is ‘big time advantage’ to Benfica: already 1 point ahead the Champions face 8th placed Chuac Lun, whereas Ka I will face Lai Chi, the team that is picking form and that drew Benfica 1-1.
The remaining match for either Reds is equally a potentially fierce challenger: Benfica faces Chao Pak Kei and Ka I will be challenged by Monte Carlo, 2 teams that will be in heir own ‘Championat’ for a place in the Podium.
Realistically the equation seems rather simple: Ka I must win all their 5 remaining matches
and needs a helping hand from Chao Pak Kei, the only of Benfica’s remaining opponents with
a chance of taking points away from the Reds.
Advantage Benfica. The Reds are on pole position
to defending their first ever tittle achieved in 2014 with 5 rounds remaining on the 2015 League.
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today from 9:00 AM local time, GMT +8, we will analyze How are the different balances tipping all across the classification table with 5 matches to be played in the 2015 Macau Elite League.
We will present you with a detailed look at 3 distinct fights from up at the top - the fight for the Championship, to a 3 way race for the last podium place to a foursome awesome intriguing battle to try and avoid relegation. Not to miss
Benfica got their first ever season double over Monte Carlo in the match that paired the Champions of the last 2 seasons. Although marginal in the score-line Benfica's victory over Monte Carlo was never in doubt. Benfica's win combined with yesterday's loss by Ka I at the hands of Sporting sees the Champions of 2014 back at the summit of the League, and on their own. With 5 matches remaining Benfica is in very good shape and in polo position to defending their first ever tittle.
Ka I 1-3 Sporting Match Highlights ++ Table ++ Comparison Table of last 5 matches for Ka I' and Benfica ++ Fight for Podium Finish Table reasoning Sporting/Monte Carlo and Chao Pak Keu
Sporting’s spectacular 3-1 win over League Leader’s Windsor Arch Ka I might very well be registered as the score-line that decided the 2015 Macau Elite League in Benfica’s way. Captain Fantastic Bruno Brito scored an hat-trick that sees him top the strikers table on 12 goals.
After a goalless ...first 45 minutes it would be Ka I to draw first blood with 5 minutes
on the clock. A bomb by Alexandre Matos.
Sporting saved the best for last Inspirational Captain Bruno Brito 2014 Elite League’s MVP scoring an hat-trick in the space of 12 minutes.
Ka I 1-3 Sporting (just in)
An hat-trick by Sporting's Captain Bruno Brito has handed Ka I their 2nd defeat of the campaign and seen the previou8s leaders be demoted to 2nd after yesterday's 2-1 win by Benfica over Monte Carlo. With the score-line blank after after a goalless first half it was Ka I that drew first blood with Alexandre Matos opening the score on minute 50. Fast forward the match to minute 78 and Bruno Brito's 1st goal, the equaliser. And then again move the clock: to minutes 86, Brito's and Sporting's 2nd, and minute 90, the final nail on Ka I's coffin: Ka I 1-3 Sporting, Hat-trick by the Captain that sees Sporting get hot on the heels of Monte Carlo in the fight for 3rd place, 1 point separating now this 2 teams.