‘27 ❌ Reuben Lewis missed penalty
‘44 ⚽️ 0-1 Jack Miller goal, Nacho Duek assist
‘48 ⚽️ 1-1 own goal, Renan Prais assist
‘61 ⚽️ 1-2 Nico Milieris goal (penalty), Manu Rivelis assist
‘70 ⚽️ 2-2 Alex Branum goal, Allan Camarov assist
‘76 ⚽️ 3-2 Daniel Nozick goal, Alex Branum assist
‘89 🔴 Red Card: Sabi Beraha
Top row (from left to right): Matt Keston, Jordan Foss, Eliran Pinto, Ben Mordukhovich, Alex Branum, Sabi Beraha, Daniel Nozick, Joey Spijer, Mikey Meyer, Oz Kenner, Uri Yavin and Elijah Golding.
Bottom row (from left to right): Sam Sank, Reuben Lewis, David Garzon, Renan Prais, Shai Revivo, Allan Camarov, Guile Meyer, Nadav Zekaria and Beni Polnauer.
Top row (from left to right): Dani Rubio, Andy Alfie, Misha Marianoff, Zack Shooter, Jack Miller, Uriel Benita, Gabi Bruck, Manu Rivelis, Zequi Lubocki, Martin Siber and Sam Sank.
Bottom row (from left to right): Asael Pinky, Elias Garzon, Nico Milieris, Nacho Duek, Kevin Packer, Kevin Natanzon, Niv Gittelman, Gaby Kurlender, Nico Blum, Ehud Eblagon and Tom Printac.
Last Saturday marked the 5th official meeting between our two teams in the IFLI2, Inter Blue and Inter White, in what was arguably the most exciting derby to date.
After Inter Blue won the first three meetings in the 2021/22 season, Inter White emerged victorious in the fixture earlier this season, winning 2-1 to claim their first derby win.
It meant there was again so much at stake at INTERCLASICO V outside of the obvious bragging rights, with Inter Blue sitting four point and one place ahead of Inter White in the IFLI2 table.
Both teams came in to the game with not-the-best record in recent weeks but form goes out the window in a derby and from the first minute, there was a fast pace and high energy levels to the game.
The first major action point in the game came just before the half hour mark, as Inter White's Alex Branum latched on to a loose ball and broke the Blue defence, rounding stand-in keeper Uriel Benita who had no choice but to bring down the American striker.
Inter White captain Reuben Lewis took the responsibility of the spot kick but Uriel made a fantastic save to keep the scores level. The Peruvian is a centre-back by trade but has filled in as goalie in the last few weeks with Inter Blue's regular keeper out injured.
On the stroke of half time, Inter Blue took advantage of the penalty miss and broke the deadlock. A through ball from Nacho Duek was met by Jack Miller who held his composure to score past Mikey Meyer for his first goal for the club.
The second half went up a gear in terms of excitement and the scores were levelled almost immediately after Renan Prais' whipped free-kick was turned in by an Inter Blue defender.
However, Renan's joy soon turned to despair after he was penalised for bringing down Manu Rivelis in the Inter White box, prompting the referee to award the second penalty of the game.
Nico Milieris, who had only scored his first goal for the club a few weeks ago when he scored a consolation penalty, made no mistake, scoring the first ever penalty in an INTERCLASICO game, after the first two had been saved.
The lead lasted less than 10 minutes though, Allan Camarov and Alex Branum, both playing in their first games back for a few months, combined for the second Inter White equaliser of the game, with Alex's pace up front allowing him to race through on goal and finish.
Neither team was content on settling for a point and delivering the first-ever draw in an INTERCLASICO, but it was Inter White who would score the all-important 3rd goal just 5 minutes after equalising.
Recent signing Daniel Nozick was the hero, following a pass from Alex, and his shot burst through Uriel's grasp, who shockingly broke a finger in the process and had to be substituted.
Inter Blue pressed in the final minutes but Inter White held on to complete the double over their rivals and bring the overall INTERCLASICO record to within a single game.
They also move to within just a point of each other in the league table. Truly an INTERCLASICO for the ages.