German car manufacturers’ soccer derby

2015-07-09 06:00

The Volkswagen PeoplePavilion recently played host to competition between two giant German car manufacturers in the Eastern Cape.

This time around Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz were not competing in the automotive sense but on the soccer pitch as the two teams met for a soccer derby.

Excited spectators were treated to three games between the two carmakers. The first game was between the Volkswagen masters and Mercedes Benz masters. The home side won the match 5-1 to register its first win of the day.

The second match, between the Volkswagen and Mercedes B-Teams, was a thrilling affair with Volkswagen seeking to extend its lead and Mercedes looking for their first win of the day. Volkswagen scored two early goals which helped the team settle well. Mercedes got their rhythm late in the first half and scored a beautiful goal in the 38th minute. The game became more interesting as the East Londoners started asking more questions of VW.

The second half started with the home team scoring its third goal in the 47th minute but the visitors responded immediately. Volkswagen however sealed the game in the 82nd minute with a fourth goal and two minutes later scored another one to end the match at 5-2.

The third match of the day was a tense and close affair. Mercedes settled in much quicker and were enjoying most of the ball possession. The blue and whites were constantly under pressure but the strong defence and excellent goal keeping kept the home team in the game.

In the 42nd minute a brilliant attack from the right wing resulted in a cross that put the Mercedes Benz under pressure and as a result they ended up heading the ball into their own net and that was the goal that sealed the game in favour of Volkswagen

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