www.ijjnews.com, Nov. 29 -- On the night of November 28, a high-profile match of the women's group semifinals of the KELME 2019 FISU University World Cup-Football kicked off in Jinjiang Football Park. The two teams are from Beijing Normal University (China) and the University of Ottawa (Canada). They made a draw in the 90-minute ordinary time. In the end, the team of Beijing Normal University lost 3-5 to its opponent in the penalty shootout and failed to enter the final.
Both teams are determined to win the match. "Come one, the team of Beijing Normal University! Score a Goal, Chinese team!" The spectators cheered enthusiastically and loudly at the beginning of the match. The team of Beijing Normal University team also fought hard to attack and frequently posed threats to the opposing team. It gradually took control of the competition through delicate pass and control, while the opposing team has made full use of its physical advantages to form a solid defense line.
In the 21st minute, Morton Mikayla, the No.10 player of the University of Ottawa, carried the ball forward in the front and made a strong shot after breaking the defense of the opponent. However, Wang Furong, the goalkeeper of Beijing Normal University, responded quickly and saved the ball. In the 28th minute, the team of Beijing Normal University took the ball forward quickly on the right. Xie Ting volleyed the ball onto the upright post and regretfully failed to score. The two teams fought fiercely with indomitable spirits, thus leading to a stalemate. In the 41st minute, the team of Beijing Normal University quickly launched attacks and Zhang Xinyue, the No. 18 player, shot. But the opposing goalkeeper beat out the shot. At half-time, the two teams drew 0-0.
In the second half, the team of University of Ottawa intensified the attack. They frequently passed long shots by virtue of height and made headers. The team of Beijing Normal University team decisively changed players ten minutes later and sent No. 10 player Duan Xingyan onto the field, who was the only player scoring five goals in the previous match. The effect of this adjustment was remarkable. Duan Xingyan's good control of the ball and her overall view once again helped the team regain the initiative on the pitch. The team of Beijing Normal University then tried to shoot the goal into the net for several times, but failed to score.
At the end of the match, the team of University of Ottawa started all-out attacking play facing the exhausted rivals. The Beijing Normal University team's defense was under great pressure. The team of University of Ottawa took three corner kicks, all of which were saved by goalkeeper Wang Furong. After the 90-minute playing time, the two teams tied and the match entered a penalty shoot-out.
The team of University of Ottawa took the lead in kicking penalties. In the first two rounds, Wang Furong failed to prevent the opposing team from scoring. However, the second penalty kick of the team of Beijing Normal University was saved by the opposing goalkeeper Shore Margot Annie Cavazzoni. In the next three rounds, the team of University of Ottawa also kicked the ball into the net and finally beat the team of Beijing Normal University 5-3, making it to the final.
In another women's semifinal held on November 28, the team of Paulista University (Brazil) defeated the team of College of Asian Scholars (Thailand) 3-0. The team of Paulista University will meet the team of University of Ottawa in the final held on November 30, while the team of Beijing Normal University will compete with the team of College of Asian Scholars for the third place.