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Narrative essay: Soccer game

My time playing in the Boca Juniors vs. River Plate match

My team the Boca Juniors are the biggest rivals of River Plate, and recently we played a friendly match. No points were up for grabs, but we had a lot at stake. Here is my narrative essay on how the match happened.

To start with, you should know that we at the Boca Juniors had just lost six games in a row. We were on the losing streak to end all losing streaks. We were now facing our biggest rivals and our odds were 6 to 1 for winning. People clearly didn’t think we had it in us to win and River Plate had been doing a lot better than us.

As the game began we started with a heavy attack. We put almost all of our players over into the River Plate half. This was working out very well at first because we were creating a lot of opportunities. The trouble was that there was a massive opening in our defense and at least three times they broke through and had a run at the goal. Luckily at least one defender caught the attacker and they didn’t score in the first half.

During our heavy attack we managed to get a goal against River Plate. We carried on our attack until the second half. At that point we started playing a little more conservatively. This meant that River Plate had more chance to attack because there was less pressure to defend. They did score a goal at one point but it was declared offside.

There is a lot of bad blood between our sides and there were quite a few yellow cards and blatant fouls. At one point we had a man sent off and we had to play with one man short. At this point the ongoing odds for our game within the bet365 company went up again. Yet again they believed we were going to lose the match.

After a few more yellow cards, one of the River Plate team had a player sent off. At this point the Boca Juniors and River Plate teams were level in the sense that both had one player short. We at Boca Juniors kept holding out to keep our goal, but we didn’t waste time. We knew that there were a lot of fouls going on and that we could have played for time, but we didn’t. With that said, there were a few times when players fell to the floor and the referee told them to get up and stop playing to fool. One player even got a yellow card because of it.


Near the end of the match we were not in trouble, but River Plate were cutting through our defenses a little better. They took at least five dangerous shots at our goal but they messed them up. Better players would have made the strikes count and the score would have been 5-1 for River Plate, but the score was 1-0 to us and we broke our unlucky losing streak.

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Contributor photo Lona Glenn
Los Angeles
Lona graduated from Los Angeles City College. While being a lecturer in several high school institutions Lona founded an online educational project Tutorsclass.Read more
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Davis, CA
I studied education and currently work as a tutor for school-age children. I've worked as a volunteer in many different international social projects and as a camp counselor every summer.Read more

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