Hong Kong - Round Up

Over the weekend we once again got to see a lot of goals. There were two games in the Hong Kong Premier League. However, the big game of the weekend was in the Senior Shield. This is Asia's oldest knock-out tournament. The match was between Eastern the side that finished second in the league last season and Yuen Long who had not won the trophy in 50 years. 

Eastern a few weeks back would have been seen as the favourites for this final. However back then they were still in the Asian Champions League. 

They, however, came into the match on the back of two games in which they had conceded a total of 12 goals and also with a manager down. Adding to this they were now out of the Champions League and playing like a team with no confidence. 

This must of given Yuen Long confidence to break their 50-year duck. As the crowd of 3,711 witnessed it very much did do this as they run out 3-0 winners and celebrated for the first time in 50 years being Senior Shield champions. So before moving on to the other games huge congratulations to them.  

The first of the two games in the league this weekend was R&F v Tai Pao. This was the quieter of the two games as Tai Pao run out 2-0 winners and still remain comfortably in third place. As they sit 4 points above Warriors and 3 points behind Pegasus. 

The second league game of the weekend broadcasted the league leaders Kitchee run riot for their second league game in a row. This time, however, they only managed 7 and not 8 as they beat bottom side Rangers 7-0, a very pleasing result for Kitchee as they once again showed how weak Rangers are looking this season. 

The Kitchee game also did see a wonder free kick from new signing Diego Forlán.

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