LONDON – Atlanta United eSports Team presented by Perficient continued their recent 2022 momentum into the FIFA Global Series (FGS) Team of the Season Cup (TOTS), which is being played this weekend in London.
Seeded in Group C, Paulo Neto and Vini Leiva, ATL UTD eSports duo, kicked off the tournament with a nail-biting opener against Israeli team NOM eSports.
The first leg of the match was a breeze for the Brazilian gamers winning by a score of 3-1. However, the second leg presented a bigger challenge, as NOM came back from behind after Atlanta United scored the first goal and entered the second half with a 3-1 lead.
Just when things seemed to favor Atlanta United with one more goal for a 4-3 aggregate score, which would make them winners of the match, NOM scored a goal in the 90′ minute following a set piece, which tied the series in aggregate 4-4. That meant, the winner of the match would have to be decided by extra time or penalty kicks.
Both teams played with composure trying to avoid any mistakes during extra time, but Paulo and Vini took advantage of some space by their opponents near their box, and scored an incredible goal at the death, when the clock had already surpassed the 120′ minute.
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