As the English football season 2011/12 is coming to an end, the FA Cup Final, Liverpool against Chelsea was played on 5th May 2012 at the Wembley Stadium with a crowd attendance of 89,102..
Here in Kuala Lumpur we have had our own party as well, supported by Tiger FC, football fans gathered and thronged the viewing party at SOULed Out, Hartamas..
The adrenaline-filled match was further intensified with Tiger FC’s stadium-like atmosphere, with avid football fans cheering for their favourite teams excitedly despite the match commencing in the wee hours of the morning..
*Chelsea fans are excited about the match*
I have somewhat supported for Chelsea in this match because they were really on-form in recent weeks while Liverpool is still trying to shake off their poor form..
Fans were treated to a street viewing party environment with plenty of amazing prizes and Tiger FC merchandises being given away throughout the night..
As Tiger FC is committed to the role of the “Fan of Real Fans” in full force, the Chelsea and Liverpool fans who declared their loyalty to their clubs upon registration were also given the exclusive Tiger FC jerseys..
*Tiger FC ambassadors*
Ramires opened the socring in the 11th minute to give Chelsea the lead and Chelsea were on attacking mode in the first-half of the match..
Not long after the match kickstarted into the second-half, Drogba gave Chelsea a two-goal lead in the 52nd minute..On-form Torres wasn’t in the starting line-up, nor he was substituted in in the second-half..
Andrew Carrollw was substituted in for Jay Spearing and he managed to score a goal about 10-minutes into the game, reviving Liverpool’s hope in the 64th minute..
*Liverpool fans cheering when Carroll scored*
It was in the second-half that Liverpool had played a better game as compared to the first-half, making Chelsea under pressured..
The 35-million pounds Andrew Carroll seemed to be getting on-form, at last, when he tried to score with a header in what may seemed like a goal but Petr Cech managed to pushed the ball out of the goal-line..
This may be another controversial match that will be remembered for years where it costs Liverpool a chance in perhaps, the extra-time..Chelsea won the FA Cup with a 2-1 score..
Being a follwer of English football since I was still in Primary school back in 1995, Roberto Di Matteo is definitely one of Chelsea’s regular players back then and now we can see he’s somewhat walking the path of Barca’s manager Pep Guardiola..
If he’s given a chance to become a full-time manager instead of a caretaker manager post in season 2012/13, I bet Chelsea would be one of the worthy opponents in the title contender..
*Lim Ju Lee, Senior Brand Manager of Tiger with the lucky winners*
Several lucky winners of the night walked away grinning from ear to ear when they won the 40-inch Sony LCD TV, RM1,000 Tiger FC prepaid card, as well as the exclusive framed Chelsea and Liverpool jerseys..
Now it’s time to prepare for the final week of the English Premier League Season 2011/12..