Day: March 16, 2021

Division 1 – Round 37

SME Beta Test Phase III – Matchday report



Round Highlights:

A really entertaining round that proved to be decisive in the final decisions of the league!

Juventus fulfilled the goal against the neighbours of their rivals! Madrid city was looking forward for a cooperation between the 2 teams for the orgullo madrileño but Atlético Madrid wasn’t strong enough to take away points from Hersi007 lads. Rabiot was the hero responsible for the 3 points with also C. Ronaldo getting another MofM performance.

Real Madrid, managed by Tigerbaker travelled to Italy, many Juventus supporters travelled to Roma, bought blue jerseys supporting Lazio against the their rivals, believing they could celebrating the title at the end of the 90minutes but Real Madrid didn’t left too much space for the dream be alive as Kroos scored right at 6th minute and that was the only goal of the match!

The biggest surprise of the round came in a English clash! Liverpool was in the title fight and were facing the threatened Arsenal. The Liverpool were the favourites, they were the team closer to the goal, Leno had a great performance saving lots of shots, but were surprised by the efficiency of the London team, that scored 3 goals with the 3 shots on the frame of goal. With this defeat blade is out of the title.
I would like to welcome UIGoku to the Division 1 – gratz for the win too!

Also I would to welcome Topher who took charge of AC Milan and started really well with 3 points in the bag.

The biggest win of the round was the match of Napoli vs Man. City! The Italian blues defeated heavily the English ones. 4-1 was the final result. It seems Pakal took advantage of City having the cup final to play and saved the best players for that game, but this 3 points might be crucial for surviving!



The Leaderboard:

  • Some rounds ago no one would predict this, but now, with only 1 round to go Juventus are clearly the favourites to get the trophy and that it would be standing at Juventus Stadium Museum next season!
  • In the past rounds we had 5/6 teams battling out for the title but with only 1 round to play Real Madrid is the competitor for the throne!
  • There is no surprise at all Hersi007 and Tigerbaker are managing the 2 teams fighting until the end for the title and both of managers are the only ones fighting for the Best Manager title of this Beta Phase round 3 of SM Elite!
  • Liverpool is one of the losers of this round, the painful defeat left no chances to conquer the trophy.

    Further down in the table the fight in really hot too
  • Arsenal and Napoli were the winners of the round, both getting 3 points against teams that were way above them!
  • Leicester City managed by MarkGoldbridge that was praised in the past for the incredible recover run they had, are currently in a result crisis, with only 1 win in the last 6 matches dropped down in this round to the relegation zone! Will the recover in the past be useless and being relegated after all!? We will have the answer next week but in this round, it would be one the losers of this round.
  • AS Roma and Atalanta have confirmed the relegation and 3 relegated teams are know, there is only 1 team to be determined.

Next Round – the games to watch!

Tottenham (14th) vs Juventus (1st)
Real Madrid (2nd) vs Everton (20th)
The 2 tittle competitors both seems to be favourites to get the win. Juventus will travel to England and if they are able to get the 3 points, they will have a lot of Italians waiting for their heroes in the airport!

Arsenal (15th) vs Barcelona (11th)
Paris SG (5th) vs Napoli (16th)
AC Milan (6th) vs Leicester (17th)
The survival race has 3 teams battling out, Arsenal, who are on the highest place on the table, the only one playing at home and facing the team lowest in the table, seems to be the favourites to stay up!

The other 2 will travel to top 10 team grounds and will have tough challenges ahead. Note that Leicester really need to win to survive, with only a draw they will be relegated, no matther what happens on the other fields.