The eFootball.Pro IQONIQ Knockout Stage is set to stream live on Saturday, June 5th. Juventus, AS Roma, FC Barcelona, AS Monaco, Arsenal FC, and FC Schalke 04 will play against each other in the last competition of the 2020-21 season. After Juventus achieved 1st and AS Roma placed 2nd in the Regular Season, the remaining four teams will battle it out for the chance to compete in the Semifinals. The two teams that emerge victorious from this phase will go head-to-head in the Final to determine who will be crowned champion.
These two clubs last faced each other in the sixth matchday, where FC Schalke 04 won both games and took all six points following the 0-1 and 1-4 results. The outcome moved the German club up from 5th to 3rd place, and sent FC Barcelona down from the 2nd to 5th position on the league table. They concluded the Regular Season separated by three points and three ranks, with FC Barcelona occupying 3rd place and FC Schalke 04 in 6th. The Blaugrana club needs to prove their skills that put them at the top of the league table early on in the competition, and FC Schalke 04 has to show why they are worthy of their last minute qualification for the Knockout Stage.
The Blaugrana club needs to prove their skills that put them at the top of the league table early on in the competition.
FC Barcelona is currently second in assists (27), third in goals scored (36) and third in shots on target (68) throughout the Regular Season. Individually, their captain, THE PALMA, is 4th for goals scored (14) with ALEXR close behind in 5th (13), and ALEX GRD is 5th for assists provided (12). FC Schalke 04 has the most clean sheets of any Knockout Stage qualifying club (4) and leads the league in saves (34). Captain MeroMen is ranked 5th for proactive defense (9,734 points), Urma is 4th for defensive positioning (5,444 points), and EL_Matador is within the top ten players for passes intercepted (7th with 112) and assists provided (9th with 9).
FC Schalke 04 has to show why they are worthy of their last minute qualification for the Knockout Stage.
Matchday 6 also featured this fixture, where the Monegasque trio won Game 1 (2-1) and the Gunners were victorious in Game 2 (1-3). The two clubs maintained the positions on the league table that they had prior to the gameplay, with Arsenal FC in 1st place and AS Monaco in 2nd. They ended the last matchday of the Regular Season closely ranked, only separated by 1 position and 2 points, with AS Monaco in 4th place and Arsenal FC in 5th. As the reigning champions, AS Monaco hopes to defend their title and Arsenal FC is aiming to make a name for themselves in the league with their entirely new roster.
As the reigning champions, AS Monaco hopes to defend their title.
AS Monaco led the Regular Season in goals (40), assists (34), and shots on target (76). Kilzyou is the top player for goals scored (21) and shots on target (35), while his teammate Lotfi led in assists provided (18), and Usmakabyle topped the league for passes intercepted (167), as well as key passes (21). Arsenal FC’s INDOMINATOR, barboza, and INDOJAWA are the top three players in the league respectively for passes (1,092, 859, & 816), passes made (832, 716, & 710), and dribbles (831, 699, & 676). The English squad’s captain was also the top CO-OP point earner of the entire season, with an impressive cumulative 29,652 points.
Arsenal FC is aiming to make a name for themselves in the league with their entirely new roster.
Semifinal 1: Juventus vs. Quarterfinal 1 Winner
The Italian club has scored the second highest number of goals throughout the season (37), achieved the second highest number of shots (106), and conceded the least amount of goals (28). Their team captain, ETTORITO97, is ranked second for assists provided (15), defensive gameplay (15,598 points), and proactive defense (10,247 points). LoScandalo has taken the most shots in the Regular Season (49) with the second highest amount being on target (33). His teammate, IL DISTRUTTORE44, is within the top ten players for key passes (9th with 16) and goals scored (10th with 12). Juventus topped the league table for the first time in the Regular Season just before its conclusion, and needs to show the league how their award-worthy individual gameplay can combine into a successful team ready to win the championship.
Scenario 1: Juventus vs. FC Barcelona
These two teams last played each other in Matchday 5, where Juventus won both games with results of 1-2 and 0-4. They had entered the day separated by six ranks, however by the end of the match they were much closer on the league table with FC Barcelona in 2nd and Juventus in 4th. By the conclusion of the Regular Season, Juventus managed to move their way up to the 1st place and FC Barcelona occupied the 3rd position.
Juventus needs to show the league how their award-worthy individual gameplay can combine into a successful team.
Scenario 2: Juventus vs. FC Schalke 04
They faced each other most recently in Matchday 8, where the first game was won by FC Schalke 04 0-1 and Juventus was victorious in the second 3-1. They started the eighth competition of the Regular Season separated by one rank, with Juventus in 3rd place and the German club closely behind in 4th, and they maintained these ranks with their gameplay against each other. As the Regular Season came to a close, they were separated by five positions as Juventus earned the top spot on the league table and FC Schalke 04 narrowly qualified after coming in 6th.
Semifinal 2: AS Roma vs. Quarterfinal 2 Winner
AS Roma has had the second highest number of their shots on target (69), with the third highest number of shots (99) and assists (26). Team captain, RoksaCzv22, is impressively 2nd for passes intercepted (146) and 3rd for assists (14), defensive gameplay (15,560 points), proactive defense (10,044), and defensive positioning (5,516 points). Fellow Serbian player, KEPA, is 2nd for goals scored (18) and 3rd for shots on target (29), and their remaining teammates split their time representing Roma with S-Venom playing in all but two matches and Aca participating in Matchday 4 and Matchday 5. The Italian club emerged as one of the best performing squads in the league, with this being the three representatives’ chance to prove themselves amongst the best in Europe.
Scenario 1: AS Roma vs. AS Monaco
These clubs haven’t faced each other since Matchday 2, which included a win for AS Roma of 3-2 and a win for the Monegasque club as well of 0-5. AS Monaco entered the day in first place and maintained their coveted spot, however AS Roma went from 5th to 7th place following the day’s gameplay. By the end of the Regular Season, however, AS Roma was in 2nd and AS Monaco was two ranks below them, in 4th place.
This is the AS Roma players' chance to prove themselves amongst the best in Europe.
Scenario 2: AS Roma vs. Arsenal FC
In one of the last competitions of the Regular Season, the Italian and English squads faced off in Matchday 8. The two games were both won by AS Roma with results of 0-5 and 2-3. While Arsenal FC had begun the day in 1st place, with AS Roma in 5th, their positions both changed as AS Roma moved up into 2nd place and the Gunners fell into 3rd. Roma maintained their 2nd place rank through the end of the season, and Arsenal FC continued to move down the league table to 5th where they concluded the competition.
3rd & 4th: Semifinal 1 Loser & Semifinal 2 Loser
The losing team of the first Semifinal will face off against the losing team of the second Semifinal to determine which club will earn the 3rd and 4th place titles of the 2020-21 eFootball.Pro IQONIQ Knockout Stage.
Final: Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner
The clubs that emerge victorious from the two Semifinals will go head-to-head in a single game to decide which team will earn the championship title.
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