10’ ⚽️ 1-0 Kevin Natanzon goal, Nacho Duek assist
17’ ⚽️ 2-0 Daniel Geron goal, Kevin Natanzon assist
25’ ⚽️ 3-0 Tom Printac goal, Nacho Duek assist
35’ ⚽️ 4-0 Daniel Geron goal, Nico Grinberg assist
Top row (from left to right): David Hovav, Max Russell, Uriel Benita, Gato Schwalb, Martin Lagman, Gabi Bruck, Martin Siber, Mati Yelen, Alan Kaler, Tom Printac, Misha Marianoff, Mati Jurfest, Zequi Lubocki and Sam Sank.
Bottom row (from left to right): Didi Hovav, Nacho Duek, David Salem, Kevin Packer, Kevin Natanzon, Nico Milieris, Daniel Geron, Nico Grinberg and Ricky Horvath.
Top row (from left to right): Ricky Horvath, Sam Sank, Alex Branum, Elijah Golding, Ben Aruzansky, Joey Spijer, Mert Vasit, Zach Shooter, Eli Kolach, Ben Mordukhovich, Daniel Morali and Matt Keston.
Bottom row (from left to right): Aaron Morali, Roy Konfino, Eliran Pinto, James Green, Niv Florentin, Pablo Zayat, Eze Brotsky and Reuben Lewis.
In the first-ever Interclasico, the more experienced Inter Blue showed their maturity with a blitzkrieg first-half performance to defeat Inter White and take home the spoils in this IFLI2 league match.
In the early minutes of the game, both teams came out evenly matched and Inter White had the first chance with a James Green shot outside of the box that hit the outside of the post. However, after that chance, Inter Blue's energy, fight and clinical finishing were too much for Inter White and they gave them little chance of getting any kind of result by going into the half with a 4-0 scoreline.
The first goal came from a build-up play on the right-hand side. Nacho Duek found himself in midfield and put a through ball to Kevin Natanzon. From a difficult angle and with Inter White keeper Roy Konfino coming out his box, Kevin neatly chipped the ball and scored to make it 1-0.
The second and third goals did not come long after that. For the second, it was again Kevin that found the ball in a strong position a picked out an oncoming Daniel Geron, who finished well to make it 2-0, marking his first of two goals in the night.
The third goal came from a wonderful collective play. After stringing many passes together and shifting the ball from one end to the other, it was Kevin Packer that found Nacho behind their midfield line. Nacho showed great feet, dribbled past a defender and found Tom Printact, who finished around Roy, beating him to his first post.
To cap off an incredible first-half performance for Inter Blue, they scored a fourth goal within the half. On this occasion, it was Nico Grinberg who dribbled past Eze Brotsky on the left-hand side. He cut in and hit a ball over the White defensive line and towards a running Daniel Geron. Seeing Roy running out of the box, with a single touch, Daniel hit it over the keeper and into an empty net.
There was not too much action during the second half, but Inter Blue continued to put in a great team performance, giving Inter White very little chance to get back into the game.
Inter Blue manager Zequi Lubocki said after the game, ''Overall, this was a fantastic performance and one that we should all take a lot of pride in. We took the game to them, won every 50-50 ball and capitalized on our chances to put the game to bed early. Having seen that performance, I think this game set a new tone and standard for ourselves for the rest of the season as we begin to climb in the standings.''
Inter White gaffer Matt Keston was less positive about his side's display, ''It was a game where we made mistake after mistake at the back and in all areas of the pitch we were giving the ball away cheaply. We didn’t play simple football, we tried to dribble it out from the back, attempted long balls that went nowhere, we couldn’t find the players on the wing, everything we worked on midweek went out the window.
''It can only be that, despite us talking pre-game about the opposition being irrelevant and that we must treat this like any other game but one we must win to kick start our season, that the occasion got to us. To be 4-0 down and make the mistakes we made in that first half was unacceptable.''