9.6.17

Grade 8 - Teachers 2-1

Colpo di scena!
The 8th graders took advantage of their last chance to beat the teachers with a well-earned victory today at Ambrit Stadium.
First half goals from Taro and Gabriele put the teachers on the back foot.
Despite some fantastic football from Player of the Match Miss Giulia, Mr Alessandro's early 2nd half goal was not enough and the final whistle was greeted with joy and relief by Gabriele et al.

29.5.17

ANSPI: what a comeback!!!! Regina Pacis 7-7 Ambrit

Ambrit was unprepared for the small field used against Regina Pacis Monteverde. Our 2 man defense could do nothing against the early shots to our goal and, by the end of the first half, Regina Pacis was leading by 6-0. 
Only in the second half did Ambrit understand how to push through the small field to the opposition goal. 
Elias was the first to score off a rebound shot from pietro 6-1. A great corner kick from Filippo saw Pietro make it 6-2 and not long after, a throw in again by Filippo to Pietro made it 6-3. 
From defense Alessandro saw an opportunity to score and shot directly to the goal, 6-4. Ambrit pushed hard and another throw in from Filippo to Pietro brought the score to 6-5. 
Regina Pacis, stunned by Ambrit's comeback, tried to score but Eric was making save after save. Pietro then shot from midfield for 6-6!  And again... we are up 7-6!! 
Right before the whistle, Regina Pacis was handed a penalty kick which Eric almost saved but the game ended 7-7.
Team - Pietro, Filippo, Joel, Giacomo, Elias, Alessandro, Ludovico, Eric

BOYS SOCCER: Ambrit G6 - Southlands 5-2

Ambrit had a great game Saturday against Souhlands.
Jacopo scored our first goal, taking a pass from Julian in midfield. A shot from Julian saw Sam get in for the rebound: 2-0. 
Jacopo returned the favor to Julian with an assist for another great goal 3-0. Soon after, Julian took another assist from Alioune and scored the fourth.
We started the second half tired and Southlands was able to to score their first goal with fresh players. A distracted defense was again unprepared for the second goal from southlands 4-2. Great team work from Ambrit though as the midfield dropped back to help in defense, and then Jacopo dribbled through the midfield to find Julian for the shot. Ending the game 5-2!
TEAM: Max; Alessandro, Elias, Jacopo, Sam, Alioune, Julian

24.5.17

BOYS' FINAL: Lazio 4-1 Roma

Lazio confirmed their status as hot favourites for the 2017 Spring IM title with a 4-1 victory over derby rivals Roma.
Francesco, surprisingly deployed up front in the first half by a shrewd Thomas, justified his captain's selection with the opening goal. It was no more than Lazio deserved, having dominated the opening exchanges and they led the tie 1-0 at half time.
Roma, however, fought back early in the 2nd half.
Without Niccolo', and with Taro playing in defense, the burden of creating some chances up front fell on Edo J. After 5' he delivered, turning past his marker and squeezing the ball past Ale Z with the help of a deflection.
Now both sides had chances. Alioune shot high over the bar for Roma, Thomas did the same for Lazio. But Lapo and Player of the Tournament Daniel created more chances and better chances.
Daniel's pass from the right found Manfredi and he scored, having had two earlier shots saved by Ale.
Daniel then cut in from the right again and rifled a left-foot shot into the corner for 3-1 and 'Bomber' Carocci made it 4-1.
A well-contested final; a well-deserved win; compliments also to Thomas for his sporting decision to allow Ale to play in goal for Roma.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Daniel 5Elias 4, Gavyn 3, Lapo 3, Edo J 2, Francesco 2, Taro 1, Tommaso 1    

23.5.17

THIRD PLACE FINAL: Milan 3-0 Napoli

Napoli did all the early pressing but they rarely got a shot on target and, when they did, borrowed goalkeeper Alessandro got in the way.
Milan took the lead when Peter passed to Giuseppe and his shot was deflected past Louis.
Giuseppe broke down the left flank and shot past Louis for a second goal minutes later. He added a third before half time and might have had a fourth but his firmly-struck free kick ricocheted off the crossbar.
In the second half, Napoli tried to claw their way back into the game... but to no avail. Anthony was fouled in the area but Alex hit a poor penalty and Milan's goalkeeper remained unbeaten.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Giuseppe 7, Peter 4, Raphael 2, Federico 2, Lorenzo 2, Alex 2, Anthony 1, Jacopo 1

21.5.17

RISA League 20 May 2017: Ambrit finish stongly

Our first game this Saturday was with AOSR 'A'. Under heavy rain, both teams found it hard to score. It was only when Lapo took a long shot off a rebound from a corner kick and the ball bounced off an AOSR defender that e managed to go 1-0 up. Not long into the game, Alex took a similar shot from outside the goal line for 2-0. For the rest of the game Ambrit played a tight defense, not letting one goal through.

Ambrit vs St Georges 'A' was a challenging game. St George's managed to score 2 goals in the first half. Ambrit managed to push back the St George's defense and Taro opened them up with a great pass to Sam for the goal. Ambrit had a few more chances to score, especially with a shot from Pietu in midfield, but St George's managed to get another goal with a corner kick right on the whistle. The match finished 3-1.

With two back-to-back games, Ambrit now found themselves playing against a well-rested new school. New school's first goal found Ambrit's goalie unprepared when the defense pressed up. Ambrit's chance to score came when Lapo shot a free kick but great defense and fast passing by New School had us down by 2 goals in the first half. Another free kick, this time by Alex, was our main hope to score but the goalie knocked it out for a corner kick. New school managed to get another goal in and Ambrit used their last strength to keep the scoreine down.

Our last game was against St George's 'B' - a game played with ease, almost like a friendly match. Jerry from midfield dribbled through the defense line for a great opening goal, followed by a goal by Alex when Elias crossed a great ball right to his feet. Another goal from Jerry came when he took a rebound, forcing in and disturbing the goalie on a corner kick. Our fourth goal was from Sam after taking a great pass from Jerry in midfield. St George's only managed to score on the last minute ending the game 4-1 for us.
 
TEAM: Max, Louis; Elias, Thomas, Peter, Pietu; Alex, Sam, Jerry, Lapo; Taro.

18.5.17

Med Cup 2017 - Ambrit Boys


Med Cup 2017

Day 1
Wesgreen City 6-0 W
Goals - Taro 3, Gabri 2, Edo J 1
Good way to start the tournament. Easy victory which helped the team start to gel together. Taro led the scoring with a hat trick. The whole team played well and put pressure on the team from Dubai.
IS Lausanne 0-0 T 
Our defence, which played well for the whole tournament, really held their line and played a great game against a team that ended up in the Elite group. We had some opportunities but just couldn’t capitalize on them. 
ISSR Stockhome 0-0 T
A game that when it ended we felt that it slipped through our fingers. We took at least 10 shots on goal while our keeper never touched the ball the whole game. 

HIS Treviso 0-1 L



ABS Kuwait 6-2 W
Goals - Aden 2, Federico 1, Giuseppe 1, Lapo 1, Nico 1
This was probably the game where we had the most fun the whole weekend. The team with ABS was struggling the whole tournament and we ended up playing with one or two players less on the field. Many players were able to score and Edo J had a great time subbing for Federico, our goalie, who even got on the scoreboard with a nice goal. 

Berlin 1-1 T
Taro 1
An unlucky bounce of the ball off of Giuseppe’s head lead to a 1-0 first half lead for our German opponents. Taro put in the equalizer in the second half. This was another game we probably should have won. It was one of our better team efforts the whole weekend. 

Day 2
AOSR  2-0 W
Taro 1, Gabri 1 (PK)
The second day started with a derby with AOSR. A game which we dominated from start to finish and could have ended with a bigger difference in goals. Taro put us on top in the first half finishing a nice team action. Gabri was able to put in a PK after Taro was fouled in the box. 

Geneva 2-1 W
Gabri 2 (1 PK)
Probably the most hard fought game during our trip. This game was heated and tempers flared at times on the field. Niccolò was pulled down in the area after beating his defender. Gabri put in a PK to put us up 1-0. The Geneva team ended up tying the game with a goal on a free kick while our team was distracted. With under two minutes left in the game Gabri was able to put in a beautiful goal from Niccolò’s assist to win the game. 

Marbella 1-2 L
Edo J 1
The game started off with us controlling possession and taking shots that were a little off target. The Spanish keeper played an amazing game. The second half was not our best outing. The defence uncharacteristically gave up two goals on two shots by the Swans. With a few minutes left in the game Edo J was able to put in a cross from Gabri. That goal guaranteed that we would finish in the 2nd place in our Champions league group.

Semifinal
Cairo 0-2 L
This game against the eventual Champions of our group was a tough fought game. The team from Cairo was pressured from the beginning, so much so that they moved their two best players back to help on defence. Two injuries to Aden and Gabri in the second half ended up being our downfall. We found ourselves out of position and the Egyptians were able to get two quick goals. 

Day 3
Final 3th-4th
Berlin 0-1 L

THANK YOU TO COACHES MOSES and CHAD!!!!


17.5.17

Roma 7-3 Milan

La Dea Bendata ha detto Roma, e la Roma si è qualificata per la finalissima dell'Intramural 2017!
Tutto, infatti, ha giocato contro il Milan, dagli infortuni (storico ormai quello di Ascanio, nei primi minuti di gioco quello di Aden) alle assenze (Giuseppe e Federico, pagati a caro prezzo sul mercato), alle rocambolesche fasi di gioco, che hanno portato gli uomini di Montella a un passo da sogno.
E' chiaro che la partita ha preso da subito un andamento in salita per i rossoneri, con il gol in apertura di Alioune e l'infortunio che ha costretto Aden a lasciare il campo con il polso fratturato. Nathan e compagni, però, hanno dato molto filo da torcere ai romanisti, per la verità assai imprecisi nei controlli e nei passaggi. Il raddoppio di Riccardo non ha smorzato l'impeto del Milan, che dopo un salvataggio su rimpallo di Elias, accorcia finalmente le distanze con il diagonale di Jacopo.
Il secondo tempo si apre con l'immediato pareggio di Jacopo, ma la stanchezza e i TRE uomini in meno si fanno sentire e - in rapida successione - la Roma allunga per 5-2 grazie ai gol di Taro e Niccolò. Un ottimo Nathan fa 5-3, ma nel finale Taro e di nuovo Alioune fissano il punteggio sul 7-3.
Esce con onore il Milan, tartassato da assenze e sfortuna, mentre la Roma giocherà il derby con la Lazio per conquistare la prima piazza!

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Jacopo 6, Nathan 5, Peter 4, Alioune 2, Taro 1, Niccolò 1, Raphael 1, Riccardo 1.

12.5.17

BOYS SF1: Lazio 1-0 Napoli

Grandissime polemiche accompagneranno l'esito della partita di oggi, vinta di misura dalla Lazio per 1-0 con gol pirotecnico di Daniel, pur con due uomini in meno.
Sotto accusa l'arbitro Cristiani, reo di non aver concesso un rigore alla squadra partenopea. Accesissime le proteste da parte dei giocatori di Sarri, che da quel momento in poi hanno perso la testa e hanno smesso di giocare a calcio, intestardendosi in azioni solitarie contro degli avversari che hanno dato tutto. La Lazio ha giocato col cuore, difendendo per tutta la partita e impostando la tattica - giustamente - sul contropiede. In una di queste folate offensive Daniel ha trovato il colpo balistico per battere con un lungo spiovente il non impeccabile portiere. Da sottolineare la difesa generosissima di Gavyn e Andrea, che con interventi in scivolata e intelligenti diagonali hanno fermato le abili manovre del Napoli.
Salutiamo con dispiacere la squadra più talentuosa del torneo, che dovrà accontentarsi del terzo o quarto posto. Speriamo invece che la Lazio, per la finale, sia in grado di recuperare il bomber Manfredi.


PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Gavyn 5, Daniel 4, Alex 3, Andrea 3, AleN 2, Sam 1, Max 1, Lorenzo 1, Thomas 1, Lapo 1.

11.5.17

GIRLS FINAL: Man.City 1-0 Liverpool

Il Manchester City - come da nostro pronostico - si aggiudica il secondo Intramural femminile, grazie alla rete di Mia e alla prestazione maiuscola di Natalie in difesa e alla certezza di Chiara in porta. La partita è stata in equilibrio sino alla fine, soprattutto per l'ingresso in campo a sorpresa dell'infortunata Lucrezia, che anche a mezzo servizio ha creato molte grane al centrocampo di Guardiola. L'errore difensivo delle Reds, però, ha consentito a Mia di trovarsi a tu per tu con il portiere e superarlo con un diagonale potente e preciso. Vani i tentativi delle pur brave Malena e Gaia, incapaci di oltrepassare l'attenta difesa del City. Lucrezia dovrà accontentarsi del trofeo per il top scorer, mentre nella categoria Best Player la vittoria va  - meritatamente - a Chiara!

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Natalie 4, Chiara 2, Lucrezia 2, Malena 2, Gaia DR 2, Juna 2, Mia 1, Selina 1.

10.5.17

Napoli 7-0 Chievo

Napoli booked their place in the semi-finals with a resounding win over Chievo, again without Lucrezia.
First half goals from Sam and Anthony (2); second half goals from Julian, Pietu, Alex and Ale.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Alex 4, Ale 3, Allison 2, Virginia 2, Pietu 2, Chiara 2, Helena 1, Lorenzo 1, Annie 1, Sam 1, Julian 1, Anthony 1

Man. City 2-0 Liverpool

Uno svogliato Manchester City batte il Liverpool con una doppietta di Allison, approfittando dell'assenza di Lucrezia. Nonostante l'ottima prova di Sofia, Gaia e Yara, le Reds devono cedere a due episodi nati da calcio d'angolo, ben sfruttati da Allison. Anche nella formazione di Guardiola le assenze pesanti di Gaia, Matilde e Mia hanno avuto un riflesso sul piano del gioco e sullo spettacolo, complessivamente piuttosto modesto.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Sofia 5, Gaia DR 4, Allison 3, Yara 3, Lea 2.

8.5.17

SGBIS MS tournament: Ambrit 4th after losing TWO penalty shoot-outs!

Ambrit's first game was versus St. Georges A.  The game started well, with Alex securing the first 2 goals within ten minutes of the Match, assisted by Lapo and Taro. In the second half, Jerry made a great pass to Taro who dribbled the goalie for 3-0. Our defense made sure that St George's had no shots at our goal.


For our second game we were up against Rome international, facing much bigger players. Alex and Taro found it difficult to get the ball past their defence. A shot from midfield then found our goalie unprepared and Rome international were one up. Ambrit responded quickly, with Taro taking shots from outside the box and Alex going in for the rebounds until we tied. A few more shots were taken by Lapo and Jerry but the game finished before we could get in another goal.


Their game: AOSR B vs Ambrit . Jerry took a rebound from a shot by Lapo straight to the goal for the 1-0. Alex saw an opportunity, charged the defense, stole the ball and made it 2-0. Great teamwork from the back saw Ambrit moving fast from defense, a pass from Thomas to Jerry and a great cross to Lapo: 3-0.  A corner kick by Alex landed right on Lapo's foot for a great shot 4-0.
Ambrit scored the fifth when the the opposing goalie came out and Alex saw another oppourtunity to shoot direct to goal. A great throw in by thomas to taro who found Alex for a great header 6-0.


The fourth game was against the much more challenging AOSR A who scored with their first chance. A great throw in from Thomas found Taro's head for the 1-1. Our chance to score came right before the whistle but Alex was unable to target the goal from far out.


Semi Final
Playing a team we had already beaten 3-0 in our first match, Ambrit thought they had it easy but a fighting St George's gave Ambrit a tough time as they were unable to score after many attempts, leading us to a penalty shoot-out. With Peter in goal. St George's mannaged to score all 3 of their penalty kicks; Ambrit scored just 2.


3rd/4th Playoff
Ambrit, who were sure they had at least secured second position, found themselves now fighting for 3rd position against New School. Alex was quick to score but new school quickly responded with a corner goal, a great header for 1-1. Both teams were exhaused from playing 5 matches and the game again went to penalties. New school saved both of our penalties and scored all of theirs, leaving Ambrit 4th place in the tournament.

TEAM: Taro, Alex Lapo, Jerry, Thomas, Peter, Pietu, Louis, Federico

5.5.17

Milan 5-3 Inter

Aden, Senai, Giuseppe
Despite a high quality of hat-trick goals from Edo P, Inter crashed out of the Spring IM following a 5-3 defeat at the hands of derby rivals Milan.
All of Edo'd goals were spectacular but the same has to be said of Jacopo's first goal: first to the ball, courageous and accurate.
Jacopo went on to score four goals in this game and Senai's own-goal was the fifth.


BEST PLAYER POINTS: Jacopo 7, Filippo 6, Edo P 5, Giuseppe 1, Michele 1, Senai 1, 

3.5.17

Lazio 3-3 Roma

Tommy, Riccardo, Niccolo', Francesco, Taro
A typical derby with 6 goals, 5 yellow cards and a point each.
Daniel was on fire in the first half, threading nice passes to team mates and finding dangerous spaces behind the defence. it was he who opened the scoring but Taro equalised soon after with a strong run and a cool finish. Daniel hit a post just before half time but it stayed 1-1 at the break.
Rome went 2-1 up in the second half with a beautiful passing move involving Tommy, Taro, Alioune and, finally, Riccardo who slid the ball into the net.
Lazio roared back and Franesco played a good pass to Gavyn: 2-2.
Niccolo' made it 3-2 to Roma with a good strike from the left but Lazio had the last laugh and Gavyn and Daniel combined to make it 3-3.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Daniel 6, Gavyn 4, Edo J 2, Ricky 2, Tommy 1, Taro 2, Niccolo' 1, Thomas 1, Francesco 1, Alioune 1

26.4.17

MEDITERRANEAN CUP 2017 - Live Results

You can follow our teams competing in the MedCup 2017 by clicking the following link

ENJORE

Ambrit Teams are in pool A and H

23.4.17

ANSPI: Ambrit Fears No-one!

Ambrit lined out against champions-elect, Santos, on Saturday and put up a fantastic display of heart, determination and football.
With only 5 players and no subs, Filippo and Alessandro played up front and they formed a great duo, scoring the first 2 goals within minutes from kick off. Filippo scored the first: he dribbled through the Santos defense with ease and shot into the corner. The second goal came when Alessandro launched a perfect throw-in to Filippo. The first period ended with Santos scoring a goal from a corner kick; 2-1 on the whistle.
 
Ambrit surpassed themselves this week with another fighting performance!
In the second period, Santos scored right after kickoff to make it 2-2. Ambrit's defense was determined not to let any more goals in; Elias and Ludovico pressed every player that came into their half and they gave no quarter. But Santos had fresh players o introduce and a goal soon looked inevitable. They scored two to make it 4-2.

But Ambrit heads did NOT drop. On the contrary, Elias moved up to play with Alessandro and, early in the third period, he received a pass from Filippo went on to dribble straight to the goal and score to make it 4-3. 
The non-stop cheering from the stands gave Ambrit a fresh boost of energy. With minutes left to play, Alessandro played another good throw-in to Filippo, who went on to score.... but the goal was disallowed!!! 
Eric’s pass to Filippo was our last chance to score and tie the match but a great Santos keeper saved it sending the ball out of bounds and the referee whistled the end of the match.

19.4.17

ANSPI: Ambrit 7- 5 Testaccio

Ambrit Complete Win Double Over Testaccio to State in Second Place!
Ambrit's ANSPI team continue to confound the doubters with yet another great win!
The Ambrit team today had only 6 players on the field and Testaccio kindly agreed to play 6 on 6. The game started fast and quick with Testaccio attacking constantly.  Alessandro's slide tackle earned Testaccio a free kick which opened at 1-0.
Ambrit was determined to score a goal too before the end of the first period. Fillipo from defense moved up to mid field to help Giacomo and Pietro scored to make it 1-1. The first period ended with both teams scoring just before the whistle. Great dribbling by Pietro and an accurate pass to Giacomo for the 2-2.

Alessandro, Ludovico, Giacomo, Pietro, Filippo, Eric 
The beginning of the second half saw Ambrit push for a 3rd goal and Pietro obliged when he took a pass from Fillipo. It wasn't long before yet another goal by Pietro: this time he received a throw in from Filippo and smashed home for 4-2! Great defence and some amazing saves from Eric ended the second period.

With no subs, Ambrit entered the 3rd period tired but ready to defend their lead. But a stubborn Testaccio managed to get 2 quick goals to make it 4-4 and set up a tense finish. Pietro came to the rescue again; he took another pass from Giacomo and, with no hesitation, drove the ball home for 5-4. Seeing an opportunity for another quick goal, Filippo moved forward to help Giacomo in attack and scored: 6-4.
Testaccio squeezed through the Ambrit defense and scored to make it 6-5 but a confident Alessandro from defense tackled a Testaccio player, won the ball and shot straight to goal from mid field for the 7-5.

18.4.17

Milan 7-2 Chievo

Milan's big win over Chievo sets up a tense finish to this year's Spring Intramural with 5 teams still battling it out for the four SF places.
An early goal by Lucrezia flattered to deceive. Nathan played Giuseppe through for an equaliser 4 minute later and Milan never looked back. Aden made a crucial save off an Annie shot; Nathan bagged a hat-trick to move to the top of the goalscoring charts.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Giuseppe 5, Lucrezia 4, Nathan 4, Mia 2, Gaia 2,  Peter 1, Raphael 1, Aden 1, Chiara 1,

7.4.17

Roma 2-1 Milan

With both sides down to 6 men, this was an open game with lots of space to be exploited.
Roma definitely crested more chances though and Aden, in goal for Milan, made some crucial saves - but not enough to earn his team a point.
The teams turned around still level but Roma banged in two second-half goals. The first from Taro was very cooly finished; the second from Niccolo' sealed the win.
Nathan grabbed a consolation goal near the end and might have dome more earlier, but Elias was in fine form and foiled him at every turn.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Elias 7, Aden 4, Taro 4, Niccolo' 3, Jacopo 2, Giuseppe 1

6.4.17

Napoli 3-0 Inter

With Falco and Edo P missing, Inter couldn't cope with Napoli's quick passing. It was a very competitive match, lots of hard tackling but, in the end, Napoli's extra players gave them the edge.
Julian was decisive. He opened the scoring in the first half when Anthony played him through with a perfectly-weighted pass from midfield. In the second half, he scored another and the third goal - an own-goal by Tristano - came off a Julian shot.
In between, Sam might have scored another in the first half when Julian passed to him in the area and Senai was unlucky with a header in the second half. Pietu was a rock in the Napoli defence and Alex and Ale N kept up a fast rhythm of play in midfield.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Senai 4, Ale N 3, Pietu 2, Alex D 2, Anthony 2, Filippo 2, Gabriele 2, Michele 2, Julian 2

5.4.17

Lazio 4-0 Chievo

With Lucrezia ruled out through injury, Chievo struggled to impose themselves in this game and Lazio cruised to their fourth consecutive victory.
Goals in the first half from Manfredi, Daniel and Lapo and another from Daniel in the second half; Thomas close to a fifth with an excellent header off a Lapo corner.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Manfredi 4, Daniel 3, Francesco 3, Gaia 2, Thomas 2, Mia, 2, Lea 2, Andrea 1, Alison 1, Chiara 1 

29.3.17

ANSPI: Ambrit 4-3 RP Monteverde

This was a difficult moment for the Ambrit team.
Having lost heavily in their previous match, they now found themselves facing the winners of Group A - Regina Pacis Monteverde - in this vital play-off match.
Not only that - they also found themselves without key defender Alessandro and Joell, who has been in great form recently: a lesser team would have crumbled.
And things began badly - RP Monteverde went ahead after 5 minutes! Amrit bounced back though and Pietro fired home a great shot from the left wing, 1-1. Pietro then struck again and Ambrit went into the first break 2-1 ahead.
Ambrit defend a free kick against RP Monteverde
The second period was evenly contested and each side scored one goal. Ambit's was a beautiful strike from Giacomo: he was played in by Elias and, as the goalkeeper advanced, Giacomo flicked it past him into the opposite corner. Nikos almost squeezed in another when he got on the end of a Pietro mis-kick but it was Monteverde who scored just before the second break.
The final period began with Ambrit 3-2 ahead. It stayed that way for 10 minutes but then Filippo scored a lovely goal - very like Pietro's first: he drifted in from the left and planted an unstoppable shot into the top right corner.
Monteverde kept pressing though and they got one back when Ludo and Eric failed to communicate and the ball finished up in the net. But the referee's whistle blew full time almost immediately and Ambrit gained 3 more vital points.
TEAM: Eric; Elias, Ludovico, Filippo: Pietro, Nikos; Giacomo

28.3.17

Ambrit u9s Win Big at St George's

The Ambrit u9 team played five matches on Saturday morning and WON THEM ALL:WELL DONE!!

Team: Cameron; Lucas; Dylan; Massimiliano; Lorenzo; Nikos; Santiago

24.3.17

Roma 2-1 Inter

Riccardo: on target for Roma today

Man of the Match Filippo looks on as Roma scramble the ball away
With Falco, Edo P and Michele all missing, Inter's 6 players put up a magnificent performance and, incredibly, pressed Roma back for most of the first half.
With Chiara guesting in goal and Tristano playing well in defence, Inter kept the scores level until half time.
Early in the second half, Taro set up a chance for Riccardo and the 6th grader made no mistake.
But Filippo was rewarded for a fantastic, battling, performance when he popped up in the penalty area to slot home the equaliser.
However, Roma's two-man advantage began to tell towards the end as Inter began to tire. Once again Taro was the provider and, this time, Tommaso was the finisher as Roma took the three points.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Filippo 6, Taro 5, Gabriele 4, Senai 2, Ale Z 1, Tommaso 1, Tristano 1, Niccolo' 1, Elias 1

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

A cura di Lucrezia Brandizzi

Oggi una sfida importante all’Emirates che ospita il City. Nei primi minuti la sfida sembra pari ma dopo un paio di percussioni e ribattute Annie riesce a buttare il pallone in rete: 1-0 Arsenal. Il City sembra un pò freddo ma Mia tiene il City acceso liberandosi facendo tre tiri belli, andati fuori. Poco prima della ripresa Gaia riesce a pareggiare con un tiro ben piazzato e forte, nulla da fare per Chiara.
  Il secondo tempo entra Matilde. E il City avanza con Gaia e Matilde creando situazioni pericolose. Matilde però rimane in difesa. Allison e Gaia creano molte occasioni però sventate da Leila e Helena, magari si sarebbero concretizzate se si passava la palla prima. Il City cerca Mia che riesce a fare un paio di tiri però andati fuori. L’Arsenal invece riesce a passarsela di più e con la ribattuta di una punizione al limite dell’area Shaihana la mette in rete. 2-1 per l’Arsenal e l’arbitro fischia la fine. Buona prestazione in porta di Chiara, di Annie e Shaihana in centrocampo. La partita è stata forse condizionata dall’assenza di Matilde nel primo tempo. Oggi il City non giocava come ci aveva abituato, mentre l’Arsenal è riuscito a passarsela di più e creare più situazioni.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Annie 4, Chiara 4, Gaia 3, Shaihana 2, Saya 2, Mia 2, Leila 1


22.3.17

Lazio 3-1 Napoli



Man of the Match: Lapo
Without defensive pairing of Pietu and Lorenzo, Napoli found themselves exposed at the back by a relentless Lazio, who were driven today by the Lapo/Manfredi axis and never looked like losing.
Manfredi opened the scoring. He met a high ball and steered it with great aplomb past an onrushing Louis.
Manfredi makes it 2-1
Napoli replied quickly. Ale N played a beautifully-weighted pass through to Julian on the left and he beat Max with an excellent finish.

Lapo met a corner with his head and should have put his side 2-1 up minutes later,
but the ball flew over the bar.
Manfredi made no mistake though and flicked in a second just before half-time.
Alex and Daniel fought a fascinating tussle all through the match


Lapo who took over in the second half, pulling the strings that kept his side on top. Daniel hit the bar - should have scored. Daniel then freed himself for another shot which was on the way in when Manfredi added the final touch: 3-1.




Towards the end, Napoli upped the pace and made a couple of chances; the best one fell to Sam but Max was out quickly to smother his shot.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Lapo 6, Manfredi 5, Alex 4, Daniel 3, Louis 1, Ale N 1, Francesco 1
Alessandro N

Girls' Soccer: Primary tournament at Ambrit

A superb morning's football: sunshine, six teams, 17 matches, great friendly spirit - let's do it again soon!

ANSPI: Tough Game versus Santos

The game's first half was interrupted by the referee because many of our players had no shin guards. On the re-start, Ambrit fell into a defensive formation. Santos, frustrated at being unable to break into the penalty area, resorted to shooting from distance and went 1-0 up right at the end of the first period. 
Ambrit's defence was over worked in the second half and shipped 4 more goals from all angles.  
The team then pushed hard through mid field and a free kick by Pietro went right through the Santos defence for 5-1. 
Just when Ambrit's confidence got a boost, Santos responded with 2 more goals before the end of the second period. The third period was played with an extra player on our side but this had no effect on Santos as they continued to take shots at a tired ambrit defense and won easily by 12-1.
TEAM: Eric, Ludo, Filippo, Elias, Pietro, Giacomo, Joel, Nikos

21.3.17

Arsenal 0-1 Liverpool

Il Liverpool supera l'Arsenal per 1-0 nel match infrasettimanale del torneo femminile e allunga in classifica, lasciando le altre due squadre a lottare per i punti rimasti in gioco. Contro una Lucrezia praticamente onnipresente, stavolta ben supportata da Gaia e Sofia, l'Arsenal non ha trovato nessuna arma efficace, seppure le buone prestazioni di Annie e Chiara abbiano ridotto al minimo la sconfitta.
Purtroppo hanno pesato le scelte di mercato della società, che non ha provveduto ad acquistare una punta, capace di tenere palla e segnare. Da sottolineare la buona prestazione di Sjaihana.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Lucrezia 4, Sofia DM 3, Sjaihana 3, Gaia DR 3, Annie 3, Chiara 3, Yara 2

12.3.17

ANSPI: A Fantastic Start to the Play-Offs!

Ambrit 4-1 Testaccio

Ambrit lined out for their first match in the Play-offs against a Testaccio side that finished second in their preliminary group, where they had won 9 matches, losing only three.
So, a difficult challenge for Ambrit.
But our boys were not intimidated!
Lining out before the game: worried but determined!
They came onto the field confident, though also a little worried about how the small size of the pitch. But it turned out not to be a problem: in fact, playing so close together helped the players to keep their positions. 
Our first goal came when a throw-in by Elias fell to Giacomo and he shot it in for 1-0. Ambrit's strong defence could do nothing though against the unexpected midfield shot by Testaccio that flew in to make it 1-1. 
From am Elias throw in, Pietro dribbled straight to the goal and made it 2-1. Not long after, Pietro scored another goal from a Filippo corner.
With Testaccio now pressing strongly, some confusion in defence led to a handball in the area and a penalty for Testaccio. This was the game's crucial moment. A goal now could spark a Testaccio revival.
Team: Eric; Alessandro, Elias, Nikos, Pietro, Giacomo, Filippo, Joel
But Eric was in great form and wasn't having any of it! He saved the penalty as a delighted crowd cheered from the stands. 
Testaccio continued to press and played some excellent football, but attack after attack foundered on the solid rock of Ambrit's defence. A long ball from Eric then landed right on Joel's feet for the final score: 4-1 for Ambrit.

MS RISA League

Game 1:
Ambrit 11-1 Aosr B
After a long break, the Ambrit team was glad to be back in action. Early on, Manfredi took an assist from Nico and opened the scoring right after kick off. The 1-0 did not last long as Aosr responded with a quick dribble through our defence to make it 1-1. Ambrit grew in confidence though and Nico, from midfield, whacked one in to make it 2-1. 
Quick thinking and an accurate pass from Jerry in midfield found Manfredi, who scored to make it 3-1. A great corner from Lapo went straight to Manfredi's head: 4-1.
Another corner from Lapo allowed Thomas to arrive from defence and head the ball in for 5-1. It was 6-1 soon after when Niccolo' scored off another Lapo assist. Peter then got in on the act, dribbling up the right and shooting to make it 7-1. 
Niccolo' scored another goal thanks to Jerry's assist (8-1), Manfredi took another pass from Niccolo' (9-1). A very confident Lapo took a shot from midfield and scored the tenth; Thomas finished off the scoring right at the end: 11-1

Game 2:
Ambrit 2-2 Aosr A
Having won their first game, Ambrit was surprised by Aosr's quick start and they were 1-0 down immediately. Realizing this was a different against a much stronger team, Ambrit pressed for a goal and created two good opportunities that both fell to Lapo, but neither was converted. Only when Thomas came up from defence to put a throw in straight to Manfredi's head did Ambrit pull level. Strong defence from Ambrit kept Aosr from scoring again. Ambrit's next attack saw a shot by Manfredi bounce off the goalie for a corner kick. Lapo put in a great cross and Thomas made it 2-1. Then, with only seconds to go, Aosr pushed through our defence and scored on the whistle.

Game 3:
Ambrit 0-4 New School
With no time to rest, Ambrit had no chance against a fast paced, skilful New School. Ambrit relied on their goalie Max to do most of the work; he made some great saves but a tired defence allowed New School to go up by 2 goals in the first 10 mins of the match. Ambrit had some good shots but were unable to score. Neat 2-touch passing by New school brought another 2 goals in the last 10 min of the game.

TEAM: Max; Thomas, Peter; Niccolo', Jerry, Lapo; Manfredi.


24.2.17

Inter 2-0 Chievo

Chievo's run of bad results continued with a second consecutive defeat but they played well and the result was in doubt right to the end.
Michele had the game's first chance but he put the ball wide. He made up for it 4 minutes later when he turned in Gabriele's long throw to score the first goal.
Lots of action in the first half produced few other goal chances and Lucrezia's shot that went wide was one of the few goal attempts.
In the second half, Senai was denied twice in quick succession by Lea and then Gabriele thumped a free-kick off the crossbar.
Mia kept the Inter defence under pressure but it was Inter who scored the next goal when Senai cut in onto his right foot and sent an unstoppable shot past Lea.
Senai
 BEST PLAYER POINTS: Gabriele 3, Senai 3, Tristano 3, Lea 2, Gaia Z 2, Lucrezia 2, Michele 2, Chiara 1, Mia 1, Ale Z 1, Matilde 1

Arsenal 2-0 Man. City

Dopo l'esonero di Ranieri, un altro colpo di scena in Premier League: l'Arsenal sconfigge 2-0 il favoritissimo City e riapre i giochi! Ora le tre squadre sono appaiate a 3 punti in classifica, dopo aver giocato lo stesso numero di partite: a differenziarle c'è solo la differenza reti, a leggero vantaggio del Liverpool. Sarà una sfida apertissima!

Veniamo al match: l'Arsenal è entrato in campo ieri con una diversa determinazione rispetto alle avversarie, mostrando carattere e combattività. Da un bel corner teso di Annie è arrivato il vantaggio di Leila, brava a buttarsi sul pallone dopo un'indecisione di Lea in porta. La reazione delle ragazze di Guardiola c'è stata: Mia e Matilde hanno provato con insistenza a mettere in difficoltà la difesa dell'Arsenal, ma da un lato hanno trovato un ottimo portiere in Chiara, dall'altro Leila, Helena e Donya hanno fatto buona guardia. Nelle file del City si è distinta Gaia, che in difesa ha controllato bene la situazione, sino alla sfortunata autorete che l'ha vista protagonista e che ha decretato di fatto la fine del match.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Annie 4, Chiara 4, Saya 3, Mia 2, Gaia 2, Leila 1, Shaihana 1.

22.2.17

Napoli 2-0 Roma

Both sides needed the points today but it was Napoli who took them, thanks to some good team play and some astute management by Gustav on the sidelines.
Anthony scored after only 10 seconds and Louis kept them ahead at half time with a great save on the edge of his penalty area.
Napoli continued to dominate in the second half. Pietu fired in a good shot but Pietro was equal to it. He could do nothing however about Anthony's second - a gem of a goal. Some quick interpassing between Ale, Alex and Anto hypnotised the Roma defence and left Pietro unprotected.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Anto 5, Ale 4, Alex 3, Riccardo 3, Louis 3, Pietu 2, Tommaso 1


Alessandro

18.2.17

AMBRIT TOURNAMENT: New School Capture another trophy

Manfredi: on a goalscoring run this year
Ambrit fielded two teams this morning to take on New School and AOSR but might have been better to concentrate their forces into one squad.
A good start by our older team in the first game; Manfredi hit the target against AOSR but the latter part of the game was spent in defence. Louis made three great saves but couldn't keep out a long shot that the Ambrit midfield should have closed down: 1-1, final result.
Our 6th graders lost 3-0 to NSR in their first gambit bounced back to win the derby with goals from Anthony and Jacopo. Jacopo was on target again against AOSR but this was our only goal in a 4-1 defeat.
Ambit's last game was the older team up against NSR and Ambrit played well. With Lorenzo bringing off some miraculous saves, the team stayed with NSR right to the end and lost by just one goal.
TEAMS:
Louis; Thomas, Giuseppe, Pietu; Jerry, Alex, Anthony; Manfredi
Louis; Elias, Gavyn, Lorenzo; Jacopo, Alex, Julian; Alioune

17.2.17

Lazio 2-0 Milan

A great team performance by Lazio today saw them overcome their northern rivals. Every player knew his job and every player did it well.
In the first half, Lapo and Manfredi gave warning of their intentions when they combined to set up a chance that Manfredi almost took. The ball rebounded off the post and Lapo whacked a great shot that forced Ascanio into a very good save. Daniel too could have scored but, turning quickly, he pulled the ball wide.
Lapo and Manfredi combined again 4 minutes later, and this time, Manfredi planted a beautiful shot into the corner after Lapo had beaten two opponents in midfield and played him Manfredi in with a perfect pass.
Milan were struggling to get into the game but three good saves from Max kept them at bay. It was Lapo who crowned a great performance with a goal and there was no way back for i rossoneri.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Lapo 8, Manfredi 2, Giuseppe 2, Max 3, Jacopo 1, Daniel 1, Gavyn 1, Francesco 1, Andrea 1, Federico 1

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Una bella doppietta di Matilde liquida il Liverpool e candida seriamente la squadra di Juna per un piazzamento importante in questo campionato. Il City al completo - come avevamo accennato in sede di calciomercato - è uno squadrone capace di mettere paura a chiunque; ieri tuttavia, quando in campo non si erano presentate Gaia (poi entrata di lì a pochi minuti) e Allison, qualcuno aveva storto il naso, pensando a una facile vittoria di Lucrezia e compagne. Niente di tutto ciò: il City è entrato in campo con determinazione e cinismo, lottando su ogni pallone e non concedendo più di un millimetro a Lucrezia, braccata in ogni zona del campo da almeno 2-3 avversarie.
A sbloccare la gara è stata una punizione sulla sinistra, che Matilde ha calciato con forza sul primo palo piegando le mani al portiere. Il Liverpool ha provato una reazione, ma ogni via si è rivelata impercorribile. Mia ha compiuto un gran lavoro in attacco, facendo sponda e provando conclusioni di destro e sinistro, Selina e Gaia hanno dato sostanza al centrocampo, senza concedere nulla a Lucrezia e Malena. Il raddoppio è stato ancora più bello del primo gol: di nuovo Matilde, dopo uno stop di petto, ha scaricato in rete un tiro spiovente dalla distanza che si è infilato sotto la traversa.
E' stata la mazzata finale per un Liverpool spento, che solo a pochi secondi dalla fine ha provato a riaprire il match, quando Sofia si è avventata su una palla lunga di Lucrezia e ha messo in rete da pochi passi.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS:
Matilde 8, Mia 4, Lucrezia 2, Selina 2, Gaia Z 2, Gaia DR 1, Sofia 1, Eve 1


15.2.17

Chievo 2-5 Roma

Another absorbing match today as Ambrit's girls took to the field in their build up to the Med Cup.
The opening exchanges saw both midfields tackling strongly and determined to deny space to the opposition.
Chievo took the lead when Lucrezia crossed from the left and Mia gave Tiberio no chance in goal.
Spurred into action, Roma stepped up the pace and equalised when Edo found Niccolo' in the centre and he skipped around Chiara to place the ball past Lea.
Edo then struck the post and Taro's header from 50cm out somehow missed the target. But Taro made no mistake a minute later when Niccolo' found him free in the middle.
But the teams still went in at half-time level, thanks to a superbly-struck volley by Lucrezia.
Spalletti's half-time team talk did the trick. Roma came flying out of the traps and two goals from Taro slowed down opposition: a third from Niccolo' killed them off.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Elias 3, Lucrezia 3, Taro 3, Niccolo' 3, Edo J 2, Leila 2, Chiara 2, Bernardo 1, Mia 1, Matilde 1, Allison 1

10.2.17

Milan 5-1 Napoli

A highly entertaining match played at a fast and furious pace kept a capacity crowd glued to their seats at Ambrit Stadium today.
Aden had an early chance to put Milan ahead; he blasted over but team-mate Giuseppe was on target 3 minutes later.
Napoli recovered quickly and Ale put them back on level terms just before half-time, with a shot that Federico might have dealt with more efficiently.
After half-time, Milan were more determined and Nathan put them ahead with a precisely struck free kick. Napoli surged forward, leaving themselves open to the counter-attack and Nathan obliged with two more goals.
Alex pushed his team forward time and again and a series of shots rebounded off one defender after another but it was Milan who scored again, with Jacopo adding a fifth.
BEST PLAYER POINTS: Jacopo 4, Giuseppe 4, Nathan 4Alex 2, Ascanio 2, Ale 2, Anthony 2, Pietu 1


Aden

Risultati Sondaggio

Secondo i nostri lettori le squadre che si aggiudicheranno l'Intramural 2017 saranno la Lazio (27% delle preferenze) - per il Boys' Tournament - e il Liverpool (ben 55% delle preferenze) - per quanto riguarda la competizione femminile.
A pesare nel giudizio popolare sono stati probabilmente i risultati delle prime due giornate del torneo, con il successo dei laziali sull'Inter e la convincente prova del Liverpool, che si è imposto con una tripletta della star Lucrezia. Se si fosse votato oggi - chissà - avrebbe vinto il Milan? E cosa ci dirà sul campo il Manchester City? Vedremo...


Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal

Un esordio agevole per il Liverpool, con una vittoria netta sull'Arsenal. Come già accennato nei commenti sul Mercato, l'Arsenal è una squadra "spuntata" con un attacco quasi assente, mentre la presenza di Lucrezia ha permesso al Liverpool di gestire il gioco e il risultato.
Dopo una prima fase interlocutoria, il Liverpool è andato in vantaggio con Lucrezia, che poi ha raddoppiato nella ripresa dopo una respinta corta su tiro ravvicinato di Gea (ottima parata nell'occasione di Chiara!). Sul 2-0 l'arbitro ha estratto un cartellino giallo in direzione di Sofia, colpevole di aver calciato lontano un pallone mentre era pronto per una punizione degli avversari: un comportamento inaccettabile che speriamo di non vedere più sul nostro campo.
Ancora Lucrezia nel finale a chiudere il risultato sul 3-0.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH POINTS: Lucrezia 3, Gaia DR 3, Chiara 2, Helèna 2, Sofia DM 2, Annie 1, Lea 1, Leila 1, Saya 1, Gea 1, Virginia 1.

Ambrit Girls 4-4 St. George's Girls

Un mezzo passo falso del nostro Dream Team, che con un misto di sufficienza e di disattenzione concede un pareggio alle storiche rivali della St. George's.
Le ragazze di Mr. Gianluca, orfane di Leila ed Helena in difesa, hanno potuto contare sulla grinta di Chiara, Gaia e Allison, sulla tecnica di Lucrezia - a sprazzi - e su poco altro.
Spesso hanno subìto la velocità delle avversarie e la loro fisicità, riuscendo solo in rare occasioni a imporre il loro gioco.
Il primo tempo si è aperto con un gol delle avversarie, da posizione ravvicinata, dopo una grande disattenzione collettiva in difesa. Passano pochi secondi e Lucrezia inventa un assist in verticale per Mia, che - sola davanti al portiere - non sbaglia e fa 1-1, risultato con cui termina il primo tempo.
Nella ripresa, dopo un clamoroso rigore non dato per un intervento in area stile "volley", l'Ambrit va sotto: contropiede della St. George's, cross basso su cui lisciano difensori e portiere e tap-in facilissimo per l'attaccante. Lucrezia pareggia su punizione, ma la St. George's passa di nuovo su uno stacco imperioso di testa su calcio d'angolo. Il morale è basso, le nostre ragazze sono nervose, anche a causa di un arbitraggio che non ci concede nulla. Finalmente, quando Lucrezia viene stesa al limite dell'area, l'arbitro fischia: nuova punizione e nuova "perla" di Lucrezia per il 3-3.
Gli ultimi minuti sono frenetici, Allison sfonda sulla sinistra, va sul fondo e crossa per Mia, che non può sbagliare. Nemmeno il tempo di esultare e la St. George's nell'ultimo minuto disponibile, pareggia con un contropiede troppo facile lasciato dai nostri difensori. L'Ambrit arriva a un passo dalla vittoria, che però francamente non avrebbe meritato...

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Chiara.

BOYS SOCCER: St George's 3-2 Ambrit

A confident Ambrit was surprised by a fast-paced St Georges team that came out of the traps quickly and scored their first goal early on. Ambrit stayed with them though and equalised when Peter placed a well-taken corner on Lapo's head and Fabbri made no mistake. 
St George's however responded immediately with two more goals thanks to some neat passing that left the Ambrit defence out-manouvered. 
A late rally by Ambrit saw them pinch a second goal and they might even have snatched a draw if Edo J had managed to get on the end of a pass from Thomas just before the final whistle.
TEAM: Max, Edo J, Taro,Thomas, Peter, Jerry (Fulei), Federico, Lapo, Giuseppe, Theo, Sam