Highlights of the day: Matchday 3

Catch the most important moments of the January 30th competition, as eFootball.Pro IQONIQ approaches the fourth matchday of the season

Arsenal FC vs. Manchester United FC

The All-English affair began with a quiet first half, various missed chances for Manchester United FC, and no goals scored in the beginning 45 minutes of the game. One was finally achieved by Arsenal FC’s INDOJAWA in minute 61’. His brother and team captain, INDOMINATOR, scored the second and final shot of the game in minute 82’, ensuring a 2-0 win for the Gunners. 

In the second game, Kams10_ wasted no time putting Manchester United FC on the scoreboard with his goal in minute 13’. INDOJAWA struck back almost immediately with his second shot of the match in minute 15’. E_C_Oneill shifted the score back in his club’s favor with back-to-back goals in minutes 30’ and 45’. In minute 67’, INDOMINATOR made an attempt at moving the result closer to a draw again with a goal in minute 67’, but Kams10_ finished what he started with a final shot bringing the score to 4-2 in minute 89’.

Juventus vs. AS Roma

The Italian matchup started in AS Roma’s favor soon after kickoff, with team captain RoksaCzv22’s shot in minute 9’. This turned out to be the only goal of Game 1, as AS Roma displayed “the greatest defensive performances of eFootball.Pro IQONIQ so far,” according to host Adam Butcher. AS Roma took three points following their 0-1 victory.

The second game included more goals, impressively all managed by JuventusLoScandalo. The Italian player achieved the hat trick by scoring in minute 5’, minute 47’, and finally in minute 80’. Commentators noted that offensive gameplay like LoScandalo’s, with the help of ETTORITO97’s many assists, showcased the “brilliance of Juventus.” These were the only three goals of the game, resulting in a final score of 3-0.

AS Monaco vs. FC Barcelona

In a goal show shocker of a match, the first game started out in AS Monaco’s favor as a result of Kilzyou’s goal in minute 23’. The following gameplay by FC Barcelona was described by commentators to have “turned the competition on its head” as ALEX GRD scored two goals back-to-back in minutes 26’ and 33’, and the game was closed out by THE PALMA’s first goal of the day, and third for FC Barcelona as they defeated AS Monaco 1-3.

THE PALMA continued with his momentum by scoring again in minute 5’ of the second game. Lotfi attempted to bring Monaco back into the lead with a goal in minute 10’, temporarily equalizing the score. The tie was short lived as THE PALMA scored two more goals in minutes 12’ and 75’, completing a hat trick and furthering Barcelona’s lead. Youngster ALEXR guaranteed the full six points for the Blaugrana club with the final goal of the 4-1 match in minute 90+4’.

FC Schalke 04 vs. Galatasaray SK

In another six point match, FC Schalke 04 emerged victorious following their games with Galatasaray SK. The first game began with a scoreless beginning half, followed by Urma’s goal in minute 83’. To ensure a shutout win against their Turkish opponents, EL_Matador of FC Schalke 04 brought the score to 2-0 in minute 90’ where it stayed for the remainder of the game. 

EL_Matador then continued and put FC Schalke 04 on the scoreboard in minute 7’ of the second game. The remaining members of the German club’s roster scored back-to-back bringing the score to 3-0, with team captain MeroMen’s shot in minute 14’ and rookie Urma’s later on in minute 51’. Galatasaray SK’s StavAttack attempted to sway the score back in the Turkish teams favor with a successful shot in minute 78’, however it wasn’t enough to earn the three points as the game concluded at 3-1.

Celtic FC vs. FC Bayern München 

In the final games of the competition, Celtic FC faced off against eFootball.Pro Champions, FC Bayern München. For the first time this season, Celtic FC started off ahead after Jorcha achieved the first goal of the game in minute 12’. Alex Alguacil then equalized the result in minute 36’, only to have PataNegra7 score the first goal of his eFootball.Pro IQONIQ career in minute 52’. Alex Alguacil tied the score again in minute 59’, however umbee96_ secured a 3-1 victory for the Scottish club in minute 70’ with the final goal of the game. 

For the third time during the January 30th competition, Alex Alguacil put his club on the board in minute 5’. FC Bayern München captain, JOSE, then doubled their lead with another shot in minute 52’. In a successful bid to take at least one point from the second game, Jorcha and PataNegra7 managed to equalize the result following their goals in minutes 55’ and 62’, ending the game in a draw at 2-2. This match included Celtic FC’s first victory of the season, allowing them to add four points to their position on the league table. 

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