WESTERN United FC made a dull start to their Oceania Club Champions League campaign, losing their opening match 0-1 to Vanuatu’s Amicale FC last Saturday in Fiji.
The chances of advancing to the second round of the competition are slim, putting them in a much tougher position.
United are now in a position where they have to win both remaining games to keep their hopes alive.
They play Auckland City FC of New Zealand on Tuesday and Suva FA on Saturday.
One more defeat would mean an early exit from the competition.
United did well yesterday though they made a slow start during the first half.
Ball possession was fine, however the midfield play was not so good, an area most fans raised concerns over after watching yesterday’s match.
Finishing off was obviously another area which contributed to the result.
James Naka was the man who could have turn things around for United as he had most of the scoring chances, one of which was a one-on-one situation, which he eventually send a slow ball straight to Amicale’s goal keeper to make the save.
Amicale FC gave a good game, their only goal was scored by Miguel Magnoni who made a perfect volley from outside the box that also fooled United’s custodian who stood and watched as the ball went sailing into the far right side of the goal mouth.
By CARLOS ARUAFU