Another beautiful Beijing day set the scene for an unexpectedly close encounter between the Barbarians and Russia Utd. Russia was coming off a previous match result where they conceeded 14 goals in 90 minutes so the Barbarians were strong favourites for this one. Unfortunately it did not turn out to be such a walk in the park with early dominance delivering only missed chances in front of goal. Strong defensive efforts and great lead up play through the Barbarian midfield was let down by a lack potency with final attempts on goal. It took a top-corner curling freekick by Messi Amit to break the deadlock and give the Barbarians the only goal of the match and with it the 3 points. Onwards and upwards Barbars!
FINAL SCORE: Barbarians 1-0 Russia Utd
DONKEY: Chris (watch the highlights to find out why!)
Founded in 2003 by ClubFootball and its members, the Barbarians were created with the same fresh mix of talent that made the infamous rugby team of the same name so inspiring. As the "United Nations of Football" in Beijing, the Barbarians are one of Beijing's largest, most diverse, and most successful amateur football clubs.
Our 11-a-side team plays in Beijing's International Friendship Football Club Premier League (www.IFFC-1994.com).
The Barbarians are founding members in the ClubFootball 5-a-side League. Currently we have two Barbarians teams in the Clubfootball league, and many of our club members also play on other 5 a-side teams.