RoboCup: TIGERs Mannheim vs. RoboDragons

The fourth match of the day between TIGERs Mannheim and RoboDragons is about to start. Given that RoboDragons have already demonstrated solid soccer skills, and no one would dare to doubt the abilities of TIGERs Mannheim, we can expect a very entertaining, albeit likely quite one-sided, match.

You can find the live stream of the game as always on the YouTube channel of RoboTeam Twente or directly at this link.

First Half

05:00 The game starts with only a 2-minute delay. TIGERs has 11 robots on the field, while RoboDragons have only 8.
04:48 Not even fully into the game yet, TIGERs Mannheim scores the first goal against their opponents, as expected.
TIGERs Mannheim 1 : 0 RoboDragons
04:29 The game already gives the impression that TIGERs is more playing with their opponents rather than seriously fighting.
03:31 After a very long and beautiful passing game where the RoboDragons’ robots don’t get a chance, TIGERs Mannheim scores the second goal.
TIGERs Mannheim 2 : 0 RoboDragons
02:51 And again, the chants of a Mannheim goal scorer echo through the hall: TIGERs goes for 3:0.
TIGERs Mannheim 3 : 0 RoboDragons
02:08 Counterattack by TIGERs Mannheim after a failed RoboDragons attack, but the Dragons’ keeper makes the save!
01:50 Indeed, Mannheim also has to temporarily take a robot off the field, although this only lasts for 20 seconds.
01:28 Another failed attack by TIGERs Mannheim. Are the RoboDragons slowly getting into the game? We don’t think so.
01:21 And here’s the proof that it’s probably more luck than strategy: TIGERs increases the score to 4:0
TIGERs Mannheim 4 : 0 RoboDragons
01:21 Quick timeout by RoboDragons. However, the problem seems to be quickly fixed.
00:29 Attack by TIGERs, but the RoboDragons’ bots defend valiantly, sending the ball out of bounds.
00:19 Especially in ball placements, you can see the clear differences between the robots of the two teams: While TIGERs’ robots dance around the ball as if they were born with it, the other robots visibly struggle to control the ball.
-00:17 With a final beautiful attack by TIGERs Mannheim, naturally concluded with a goal, the robots head into halftime. Overall, an extremely fluid game (as evidenced by the total game time of only 16 minutes), very enjoyable to watch, albeit as expected, quite one-sided.
TIGERs Mannheim 5 : 0 RoboDragons

Second Half

05:00 The second half kicks off.
04:48 And another goal is already scored. Seems like TIGERs have more than enough energy to continue playing as they did in the first half.
TIGERs Mannheim 6 : 0 RoboDragons
04:35 Shot on goal by RoboDragons, but the goalkeeper saves it, or does he? TIGERs comes back with a second attack that the opponent can’t handle anymore. So a goal is finally scored, and it’s 7:0 for TIGERs.
TIGERs Mannheim 7 : 0 RoboDragons
03:05 Another goal for TIGERs Mannheim.
TIGERs Mannheim 8 : 0 RoboDragons
02:57 And again… However, the TIGERs robots, seemingly not too challenged, are now attacking the referee out of boredom.
TIGERs Mannheim 9 : 0 RoboDragons
02:19 The RoboDragons’ robots are slowly becoming desperate: Some crash into the wall, others just wander aimlessly. But one of the robots did manage to win a duel against TIGERs. A milestone.
01:57 And with that, the final goal of this match is scored. TIGERs Mannheim wins decisively, 10:0 against RoboDragons.
TIGERs Mannheim 10 : 0 RoboDragons
00:00 With a more than deserved victory, TIGERs Mannheim bids farewell to the evening with their typical victory dances.