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Return Of The Kallang Wave - Juventus vs Singapore Selection

Thanks to AirAsiaSingapore Facebook Page contest, I won a pair of tickets to witness the first football match at the new National Stadium. The biggest satisfaction was to do the Kallang Wave again, after so many years, and it was even better as I waved with son for the first time.

The last I did the Kallang Wave was probably during the Malaysia Cup days were the grand old dame saw many glorious goals. Who can forget Sundaram bicycle kick vs Brunei? Then, the stands were slightly further from the field because of the track.

The new stands at the new National Stadium can be moved so that when it comes to football matches, you can get a closer view to the pitch.

Unfortunately, the pitch looked rather patchy, especially from the brown spots. More work has to be done for the pitch to provide more quality football entertainment.

The match, in general, was as predicted to be one sided with Juventus scoring the first goal with a cheeky free kick. The Singapore defensive wall, assumed that it would be high curler from outside the penalty box, jumped when the ball was kicked, but instead it was a low drive to the bottom left of the goal. Singapore's goalkeeper was also expecting a high curler.

The next goal came from a penalty. 

The second half was more exciting than the first, presumably Juventus were now used to the pitch and the temperature and up the tempo in the game. 

The game needed the Singapore Selection to score a goal and most in the audience were quite supportive when the Singapore team made an attempt to attack the goal.

The return of the Kallang Wave was indeed the highlight of the match. Hopefully we get to see more Singapore games with results to make the return of the Kallang Wave a more permanent feature.


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