Best matches from 2022/23 season: In response to the support for the 1st part of this series, we have returned with the second edition of the best matches from the last season. If you haven’t already, read the first part. Let’s go right to the list without further ado.
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Werder Bremen
20 August 2022
Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen battled it out in a thrilling encounter at Signal Iduna Park, captivating the 81,365 fans in attendance. The match lived up to its billing, offering a roller-coaster of emotions until the very last moment.
The game started with both teams displaying attacking intent, but it was Dortmund who drew first blood in the 45th minute. Julian Brandt fired a thunderous left-footed shot from outside the box into the bottom right corner, giving his side a 1-0 lead at the break.
Borussia Dortmund doubled their advantage in the 77th minute when Raphaël Guerreiro unleashed a left-footed shot from distance into the bottom right corner, sending the home crowd into raptures.
However, SV Werder Bremen showed incredible resilience and mounted a stunning comeback. In the 89th minute, Lee Buchanan found the net with a left-footed shot from the center of the box, reducing the deficit to 2-1.
In the dying moments of stoppage time, they turned the game on its head. Niklas Schmidt rose above the Dortmund defense to head home a well-placed cross from Amos Pieper, making it 2-2 and setting the stage for an enthralling finale.
But the drama didn’t end there. In the 95th minute, Oliver Burke unleashed a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, finding the back of the net to complete Werder Bremen’s stunning comeback and sealing a 3-2 victory.
In the end, SV Werder Bremen emerged victorious, snatching all three points from the jaws of defeat. Their resilience and fighting spirit were on full display, making it a memorable night for their traveling fans.
Cadiz 2-2 Getafe
10 March 2023
In a high-octane encounter at Nuevo Mirandilla, Cadiz and Getafe treated the fans to an enthralling battle that ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw. The match was filled with drama, late goals, and contentious moments that kept the 18,414 spectators on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.
Cadiz got off to a promising start, taking the lead in the 39th minute with a goal from Rubén Sobrino, who headed home an excellent cross from Iza Carcelén. The home crowd erupted in celebration as their team held the advantage going into halftime.
The second half saw the intensity on the pitch lead to some heated moments, and tensions escalated as the clock ticked down.
In the 81st minute, Cadiz had a golden opportunity to extend their lead as they were awarded a penalty. Rubén Alcaraz stepped up to the spot and coolly converted, sending the home fans into jubilation.
However, the drama was far from over. Getafe mounted a spirited fightback, and in the 61st minute, they were awarded a penalty of their own. Enes Ünal stepped up and buried the spot-kick, pulling one back for the visitors.
As the clock approached the final whistle, the match reached a boiling point. In the 90+16th minute, Getafe was given another penalty, much to the dismay of the Cadiz players and fans. Enes Ünal kept his nerve and converted the penalty, sealing a dramatic late equalizer for Getafe.
The tension on the pitch spilled over, and in the final moments, Cadiz’s Iza Carcelén received a red card for violent conduct, adding to the drama and intensity of the match.
The final whistle blew with the scoreline reading 2-2, and both teams left the field with mixed emotions. Cadiz would feel disappointed to have let their lead slip away, while Getafe would be delighted with their spirited fightback.
Manchester City 1-2 Brentford
12 November 2022
In a surprising turn of events at Etihad Stadium, Brentford pulled off a stunning upset, defeating Manchester City 2-1 in an enthralling match. The game showcased the spirit and determination of Brentford, who put up an impressive performance against the Premier League giants.
The match started with both teams showing attacking intent, but it was Brentford who took the lead in the 16th minute. Ivan Toney found the back of the net with a powerful header from the center of the box, capitalizing on a set-piece situation. Ben Mee provided the assist with a well-directed headed pass, leaving the Manchester City defense stunned.
Manchester City responded with vigor, attempting to break down Brentford’s resilient defense. They found their equalizer just before the halftime whistle. Phil Foden showcased his brilliance with a left-footed shot from the center of the box. Placing the ball into the top right corner. Manuel Akanji’s assist from a corner kick set up the goal.
Both teams continued to create opportunities to score in the second half, making it a closely contested affair. The match seemed destined to end in a draw until Brentford produced a moment of magic in the 90+8th minute. Ivan Toney was the hero again, scoring his second goal of the match with a right-footed shot from close range during a fast break. Josh Dasilva provided the assist, setting up the thrilling winning goal for Brentford.
As the final whistle blew, the Etihad Stadium witnessed an extraordinary result. With Brentford securing a memorable 2-1 victory over Manchester City. The underdog’s remarkable performance left the 52,786 spectators in attendance in awe.
The match will go down in history as one of Brentford’s most memorable victories and a reminder of the unpredictability of football, where even the most dominant teams can be humbled by the underdogs.
Lazio 1-0 AS Roma
19 March 2023
In a fiercely contested derby match at Olimpico stadium in Rome, Lazio emerged victorious, defeating Roma 1-0 in a game that was marked by intense competition and drama.
The match began with both teams showing great determination and a desire to dominate. It was clear that this encounter was not just another game for the players and fans, as the intense rivalry between the two clubs added an extra layer of excitement. In the 8th minute, Ibañez from Roma received a yellow card for a bad foul. Setting the tone for a fiercely contested affair. AS Roma was reduced to 10-men when he received a second booking in the 32nd minute before being sent off.
The first half ended in a goalless draw, with both defenses standing strong and denying any breakthroughs. The midfield battle was intense, and both teams had their fair share of opportunities. But neither could find the back of the net.
As the second half unfolded, the tension continued to build. And the fans were on the edge of their seats. Eagerly awaiting a moment of brilliance to break the deadlock.
The crucial moment arrived in the 67th minute, but it came with a twist. Lazio managed to take the lead through a goal credited as an own goal scored by Nicolò Casale of Roma. The goal came as a result of an unfortunate deflection. Leaving Roma goalkeeper Rui Patrício with no chance to save it.
However, the drama didn’t end there. Chaos ensued in the dying moments of the match when the referee showed red cards to both players, Adam Marusic from Lazio and Bryan Cristante from Roma, for violent conduct. The match ended with both teams reduced to ten men, adding to the intensity of the encounter.
As the final whistle blew, Lazio secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against their arch-rivals Roma. The 62,000 spectators in attendance witnessed a memorable and emotionally charged match. Showcasing the passion and intensity of the Derby della Capitale.