Posts Tagged ‘ASPIRE’

Arsenal outgun Rossoneri in Play-off Thriller

In an exciting and attacking game, Arsenal prevailed 4-2 over AC Milan and, in doing so, finished third in this prestigious Al Kass Tournament. On a beautiful sunny day at the Aspire Zone, this was a battle of European giants that many would have tipped for the final. Alas, it was not to be....


PSG Overpower Gunners to Reach Al Kass Final

Paris Saint-Germain emerged triumphant from a close encounter with Arsenal to proceed to the Al Kass final, running out 2-1 winners in a tightly contested match. PSG coach Rodrigues had attracted criticism in some quarters for fielding a second string line-up in a 5-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in the...


Aspire Inspired But Real Prevail

Aspire Academy fell just short to Real Madrid in Thursday’s opening game at Aspire Zone, going down 3-2 despite a spirited performance against the Spanish maestros. The game was one of the most entertaining and closely fought matches of what is turning out to be an outstanding Al Kass tournament....


Al Kass International Cup Newsletter-  12th Feb 2015

Al Kass International Cup Newsletter 12 Feb 2015‏


Atletico Victorious against Dejected Juve

Atletico Madrid ended their involvement in Al Kass 2015 with a credible 2-0 victory over Juventus on Monday night in a game that failed to catch light. The Italians faced the tough task of picking themselves up off the floor after crashing out of the group stage the previous evening in the most...


Milan punish Juve in Last Gasp Thriller

AC Milan dumped out deadly rivals Juventus on Sunday night in a pulsating Group C tie, scoring two goals in added time to seal a comeback that had seemed highly improbable for 92 minutes. Neutrals and partisans alike had been looking forward to this game between the Northern Italian giants ever...


Admirable Aspire Undone by Arsenal

Arsenal put in a highly professional performance to defeat a plucky Aspire Academy team by three goals to null on Sunday evening. Going into the game, hopes were high for Aspire after they had recorded the biggest victory of the group stages, a 6-1 mauling of Vissel Kobe. Although Arsenal had only...


Sao Paulo Stars Make PSG Suffer

Brazilian wonderkids Sao Paulo stormed to a 5-0 victory over a desperately poor Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s first match, despite starting the game as underdogs. PSG had greatly impressed in their opener against Atletico Madrid, while Sao Paulo had shown only glimpses of their undoubted ability...


Lopez Stars as River Run Away from Juve

Franco Lopez was the undisputed star of the show as a classy River Plate line-up made light work of Juventus. It was the Bianconeri’s first foray into Al Kass football against a River Plate side still smarting from a narrow defeat to AC Milan two days earlier, and they seemed determined to make...


Rossoneri Cross River in Cup Classic

The keenly anticipated clash between AC Milan and River Plate, two giants of the global game, brought a richly entertaining first day at Al Kass to a close. There can have been few more entertaining, nor fiercely competitive, matches in the tournament’s history, with the Italians running out narrow...