The FM Side Of Things
After the second leg game against Tottenham in the Champions League semifinal, we had two games to play before we played this last game of the season. We played Stoke away from home, and it was easily the worst game of our season. We couldn't complete our passes or finish our chances, and thus Stoke came out on top. The we played Tottenham again. We absolutely demolished them again, winning 3-0 with a brace from wonder-kid Emad Hossam. This brings us into the last game of the season with only one hiccup in our run of form.
League Game 38 -
Manchester City at home in Elland Road are our last game of the league season, and we are prepared to do well. Johannes Geis in the midfield is our only change from our last game. He could not be registered for the Champions League, and so he has been playing as partner to Kristoffer Ajer in the league.
This game saw us dominate on absolutely every front. Johannes Geis proves why he is a solid option for us as he scores his first goal of the season in the sixth minute. Manchester City Equalize via a goal from Sergio Aguero only eight minutes later. We were then gifted the lead in the 37th minute via a Vincent Kompany own goal. That was the end of the first half, and we were in the lead 2-1. The second half saw Federico Bernardeschi bag a hat trick. Danilo Pereira was given a red card in the 83rd minute and Romelu Lukaku netted their second goal five minutes later but Bernardeschi scored the third for his hat trick the next minute to end the scoring at 5-2.
FA Cup Final -
Everton are our opponent in the final of the FA Cup, and I don't think they'll come up with anything against us. Adam Ounas replaces Bernardeschi on the right wing after requesting more game-time. The rest of the team will remain the same as that which played in the Manchester City game.
We dominated the game from early on, maintaining the majority of possession and shots-made. We took the lead in the first half thanks to a rare goal from Kurt Zouma, and went 2-0 up early in the second half thanks to Kristoffer Ajer. Adem Ljajic got one in for Everton in the 63rd minute, but that was the first and last real threat they made all game.
Champions League Final -
Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final was a neat gift, as the last time that Leeds United were in a European final, it was in a narrow loss against Bayern Munich. This gives us a chance for revenge and more glory this season. Ronaldo Vieira comes in for Johannes Geis in the midfield as our only change from the game against Everton.
Arkadiusz Milik suffered a broken foot less than ten minutes into the game, meaning that the young striker who played against Barcelona, Kaj Sierhuis would be leading the line for us for the rest of the game. Each of our goals came from pacey counter-attacks that were very unlike us during the season. Kaj Sierhuis opened the scoring for us in the 49th minute, then Emad Hossam scored ten minutes later. Adam Ounas scored our third a minute later to seal the game for us. Leon Goretzka got the consolation goal for Bayern Munich after we really nicked this game away from them.
Leeds United Is Great Again!
With that victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, we sealed our fourth trophy of the season, the third of the major competitions that we were in. This treble of major trophies marks a first in Leeds United's history, and a true symbol of greatness. In the last four years we have really accomplished what no one thought that we would. We won immediate promotion via victory in the Championship, and then earned a solid mid-table finish in our first season back in the Premier League in over 10 years. In our third season we narrowly beat Tottenham to the Premier League title, earning us a place back in the Champions League. In this, our fourth and final season of the campaign, we managed to secure the League title with a a handful of games left. We fell out of the League Cup very early, but that is the only smear on this season. We successfully marched through the FA Cup to win it, and did the same to successfully win the Champions League. With this miraculous success, I believe that we have managed to bring greatness back to Leeds United.
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