MS blanked by KSA despite a gutsy performance

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MS beaten by KSA in seasons 2nd encounter. MS beaten by KSA in seasons 2nd encounter. Pic Courtesy: MSSC
After starting off with a win in their first match, MS looked in great shape to lock horns with KSA. With KSA also in top form, a tough encounter was on the cards at the Neville D’Souza Ground in Bandra. 

The Strikers started off brilliantly with some extreme pressing in the first 10 minutes of the game. While they were at it, MS created two potential chances, but none found the net. However, the in-form KSA changed the momentum and won a free kick in a promising position. As promising as it seemed, they took advantage of a disorganised MS defense and converted the free kick making it 1-0. They went on to keep most of the possession thereon and did not allow MS to get back into it. Without much delay, KSA shaped up well to score another goal. MS Goalkeeper Abhishek S tried to keep out the second one, but his save was more of a rebound to the KSA striker who calmly converted. KSA were in cruise control of the game. In the dying minutes of the first half, a nasty collision led to a dangerous injury to the KSA custodian who landed on his head. The first half ended 2-0 in favor of a high-flying KSA.

MS had a lot of work to do in the second half to cover up the two goal deficit. They increased the intensity of their game and aggression alike. Despite the hike in performance, the goal was nowhere in sight as the passing was not upto the mark in the most essential areas. KSA on the other hand had multiple chances to increase their lead, but none of them counted. MS would probably have equalised through two penalty claims which were clearly denied by the referee. Nevertheless, KSA took away all the three points from the game with the score reading 2-0 in their favor. 

MS plan to bounce back from this defeat in the next game and also wish the goalkeeper of KSA a speedy recovery from his injury.

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