On Thursday afternoon, Tibet played Kayblia at the QES. It was Tibet's third visit to the stadium, but they went away empty handed.
They started off brightly in the early exchanges. Kalsang Topgyal’s chipped effort from outside the box sailed wide, and Tenzin Bhakdo’s volley from the edge of the box was also off target. In the 22nd minute Kabylia saw their first real effort of the game; Ilyas Hadid’s shot just inside the box was saved by Tenzin Tsering in the Tibet goal. Two minutes later the opening goal arrived when Idir Belasla’s low cross found Enzo Meziab who stroked the ball into the back of the net to give Kabylia a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later, Mykta Filatov was sent off for Tibet after a reckless challenge in the centre of the field and in the 38th minute Kabylia doubled their advantage. Sami Baudia netted after being played through one-on-one with the keeper.
Tibet were awarded a penalty shortly before the break. Topgyal created space for himself, breaking into the box before being taken out, and he picked himself up to send the keeper the wrong way to make it 2-1 at the break.
Tibet ran out of steam in the second period with a man short. Nadjim Bouabbas tapped in Enzo Mezaib’s cross with ease to make it 3-1 to Kabylia, then in the 52nd minute, Mezaib’s got on the scoresheet himself to make it 4-1. With just over 15 minutes to play, Baudia scored his second with a clever chip after again springing the offside trap, the same player tapped in Lyes Mihoubi’s cross to secure his hattrick, and further goals from Nadjim Boouabbas and Baudia again completed the scoring.
- Aaron Patel
Updated 09:01 - 8 Jun 2018 by Ken Brazier