2017-18 BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League - Kitchee 7:0 BC Rangers
Kitchee and BC Rangers clashed heads on Sunday afternoon in Mongkok Stadium for a BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League affair. Kitchee’s domination was too much for the visiting BC Rangers to handle, as the home side secured a comfortable 7:0 victory over the visitors.
BC Rangers had a great chance to take the lead on the 13th minute, when Lai Lok-yin’s shot was pushed away by Kitchee keeper Guo Jianqiao. The ball hit the goal-post and fell onto the path of Vaz Walter. The latter one-timed at the ball but saw his effort hitting the goal-post and went out of play.
Kitchee suddenly woke up afterwards and started to turn the tide. On the 22nd minute, Lo Kwan-yee whipped a dangerous cross towards the box. Lucas Da Silva went for the header but directed the ball wide.
Around the half-hour mark, Lucas Da Silva had two similar chances but somehow directed both his headers wide.
Kitchee finally broke the game open on the 38th minute. Diego Forlan took aim and curled a sweet free-kick towards the back of the net, putting the home side in front 1:0.
Kitchee doubled the lead in stoppage time. BC Rangers’ Marko Krasic miskicked the ball and sent it towards his own box. Lucas Da Silva gave chase and blasted it towards the back of the net, making it 2:0.
The home side quickly added another goal, when Lucas Da Silva made a powerful move into the box, fired a quick shot but picked up the rebound after it was closed down by a BC Rangers player. The Brazilian striker gave it a second go and drilled it into the back of the net. It was now 3:0 for Kitchee.
Early in the second half, Kitchee nearly netted another goal. Krisztian Vadocz let rip a running shot from inside the box but saw his effort hitting the goal-post and staying out of the BC Rangers net.
Kitchee made it 4:0 on the 61st minute, when Diego Forlan received the ball from Fernando Pedreira down the left side. The Uruguayan striker unleashed a bouncing low drive that hit the back of the net at the near-post.
The home side continued to dominate. On the 76th minute, Diego Forlan set up Alexander Akande nicely. The latter side-footed at the ball but saw his effort hitting the goal-post.
Moments later, Kitchee was at it again. This time, Helio Goncalves connected with a teammate’s cross but saw his header nicely tipped over the crossbar by Wong Tse-yeung.
On the 81st minute. Kitchee made it 5:0. Diego Forlan picked out Cheng Chin-lung with a fine pass. The latter then set up Alexander Akande inside the box, allowing the lanky striker to fire the ball home from close-range.
Kitchee made it 6:0 on the 90th minute, when Alexander Akande’s shot took a deflection off a BC Rangers player and found the back of the net.
Late in the game, Paulo Carreiro unleashed a diving header from goal-mouth and headed the ball home. It was now 7:0 for Kitchee.
The 7:0 score stood towards the final whistle, as Kitchee edged BC Rangers at home and took all three points.