There was a storm at All Star Sport and it was called The First Game of Season 5. Not to beat around the bush but this game could have been won by any-side.
- Sachin-Swappy-Piyush-Rachit-Vicky-Romy = 3 Points
- Bharat-Rajesh-Rahul-AK-Abhi = 1 Point
- Sidd = 1 Yellow Card = 0 Points
Highlights of Game 1
- Sidd went down with a twisted ankle and sat out the game almost getting three points. In the short time he played, he picked up a yellow card for being over-friendly with Rachit.
- Bharat was picked on by Sidd and it finally dawned on Bharat what we all at football knew – Sidd wanted a sister…
- Vicky is an action packed defender who pretty much helped his team break-up play and block shots like a man possessed. Man of the match for me!
- Rachit is the best man to have your team when a season starts. He has now won every game he has played the first time in each season. He had goals, assists, interceptions and blocked shots in one game!
- Controversy: The hand-ball at 5-5 from Vicky which I personally thought came off Abhi. Rahul & Abhi had a valid point here and it makes the case for a referee as the game is so fast that sometimes in the moment different opinions can sour the moment. The way Rahul & Abhi handled it was all class and appreciated very much.
- Piyush settled another game with the final goal of the match. Sachin’s defending is the second half is the most under-rated thing in football as he broke up play three times in the oppositions half and had two blinding assists!
- Swappy man-marking AK was a feather in Swap’s cap and helped his team win. Good stuff!
- That drop kick almost went in by Abhi by the way!