Friday, September 05, 2014

First football match in the new National Stadium

The new National Stadium celebrated its first football match here on August 16, 2014 at 6 pm with an exhibition match between Juventus Football Club and Singapore Selection. The match ended with the scoreline of Juventus 5 - Singapore Selection 0 and i am glad i am one of the audience that managed to experience this historical event milestone for the new National Stadium. Below are some of the photos i took of this event.

The new stadium and the line up 
The first goal was scored in the 17th minute of the match by Andrea Pirlo via a free kick. This was followed by a second via a penalty in the 43th minute, again by Andrea Pirlo. One of my favourite ex-Manchester United players, Patrice Evra played in this match, but this time wearing a Juventus jersey. He was substituted when the second half started. In the second half, i got to see another ex-Manchester United player in action, Paul Pogba.

Three more goals were scored in the second half; Paul Pogba (48') Sebastian Giovinco (55') and Kwadwo Asamoah (71') .
The first goal was scored via a free kick by Andrea Pirlo
Patrice Evra in action in the first half
Team mates congratulating Paul Pogba after scoring Juventus 3rd goal

The official attendance for the match was announced to be at 27,338 audience in a new stadium that can sit 55,000 people.
Tonight's attendance: 27, 338

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