www.ijjnews.com, Nov. 28 -- On November 27, the KELME 2019 FISU University World Cup - Football entered a more exciting and cruel elimination rounds, with strong teams playing against each other.
In the evening of November 27, the men's quarter-finals were the first to kick off. Two strong teams from America, the Paulista University of Brazil and the Autonomous University of Mexico State, played against each other at the football field of Yangzheng Middle School. After a 90-minute fierce match, the score reached 1-1 and the winner could only be settled by the penalty shootout. In the end, the team of Autonomous University of Mexico State defeated the team of Paulista University of Brazil by 4-3 and entered the semi-finals.
In this year's FISU University World Cup - Football, the Paulista University of Brazil sent a men's team and a women's team, both of whom are widely regarded as favourites to win the championship.
In the first half, the players of the Paulista University of Brazil were more delicate in their footwork, such as back heel pass and a series of stepovers. From time to time, this group of players from Brazil used various luxuriant footwork to complete smooth passing and breaking through, especially player No.10 on the field who used several juggles to carry the ball forward to complete the attack and won the cheers of the fans.
In addition, players on both teams were strong. In this hand-to-hand battle full of physical confrontation, even fans sitting by the sidelines could hear the sound of players' muscle colliding clearly. From time to time, there were players injured and falling to the ground. Inevitably, yellow cards were given in the match. There were 6 yellow cards in the match.
The fast-paced attack and defense of both sides broke the deadlock in the 50th minute of the second half. The Paulista University of Brazil got a place kick on the right outside the penalty area. The captain player No.8 Firmino kicked the ball to the opponent's goal. The goalkeeper of the Autonomous University of Mexico State stopped the ball by hand, but play No.15 the Paulista University of Brazil made a light shot, giving the team a 1: 0 lead.
After losing the goal, the players of the Autonomous University of Mexico State accelerated their pace and completed several effective attacks, but failed to score. As the match progressed, the players of the Autonomous University of Mexico State became impatient and their fouls increased. Playing too fast did not bring them more opportunities for attack. From the 60th to 75th minutes, the match was more of an attack and defense process in the half-court of the Autonomous University of Mexico State.
Subsequently, the Autonomous University of Mexico State made a personnel adjustment, and the coach also stood on the sidelines shouting loudly to guide the players. In the 80th minute, the Autonomous University of Mexico State player No.8 Martinez who just went in the field as a substitute, took a free kick at the front of the opponent's penalty area. He shot directly and the ball passed through an arc and got into the goal. The score was 1:1 and the two sides returned to the same starting line.
In the last 10 minutes, both sides failed to rewrite the score. The match was decided on penalties.
In the thrilling penalty shootout, every goal would determine the team's fate. In the first four rounds, the Paulista University of Brazil missed three goals after taking the lead in scoring one goal. The Autonomous University of Mexico State lost 2 goals, but they seized the opportunity and scored the last one, and finally won the match by 4:3.
In the whole match, although the Paulista University of Brazil controlled the rhythm of the match better in the game time and the overall strength of the players was better, the team failed to win in the end. This was also the highlight of the football match. Apart from the "excitement" of the scene, it also had its uncertainty. Until the last moment, it was difficult to say who would be the winner.