By SC Brave Lions
Players for the home team were a little nervous and made mistakes in the first few minutes of the match.
In the 21st minute, after strong pressure and a mistake by the hosts’ defenders, Las Vegas managed to score the first goal.
SC Brave Lions managed to tactically rebuild, and in the 30th minute of the first half, after a long cross from a standard position, Nicola Ante Vinski scored the team’s first goal in the NPSL.
Both teams went to the locker room with a score of 1-1.
The beginning of the second half came at the advantage of the guests. Las Vegas started with high pressure and missed a few chances. In the 66th minute, Surik Karamyan received the ball on the right wing, entered the penalty area with the ball, and scored another goal with a strong shot. This ended up being the game-winning goal.
The rest of the game displayed plenty of dangerous chances from both sides. The final minutes of the match were very tense, and the match’s outcome seemed uncertain. The guests gave 3 or 4 corners, had some real chances, but in the end the hosts preserved due to the brilliant play of the goalkeeper on the goal line, as well as the rest of the team in the penalty area.
The final score was 2-1 in favor of SC Brave Lions, which brought the team a historic victory in their first official match.
Yura Movsisyan, best known for his time with Real Salt Lake and the Armenian national team, was in attendance at the match.
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