RoboCup: TIGERs Mannheim vs. Immortals

And so the third game of the day begins: TIGERs Mannheim vs. Immortals. While Immortals are doing very well this year, their opponent is TIGERs Mannheim. Therefore, we expect a very one-sided game.

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First Half

05:00 The game starts with a 5-minute delay. TIGERs play in blue, Immortals in yellow.
04:27 Already 30 seconds into the game, and no goal has been scored by TIGERs. Seems to be a tougher opponent.
04:02 Hot situation in the Immortals’ penalty area. TIGERs manage to kick the ball there, but Immortals can stop it just before it rolls into the goal.
03:52 Would have been surprising if the goal had waited much longer: TIGERs take a shot and score the first goal of the game!
TIGERs Mannheim 1 : 0 Immortals
03:38 And another goal for TIGERs, now they are really stepping up.
TIGERs Mannheim 2 : 0 Immortals
02:58 Immortals isn’t playing poorly, at least: They can hold their own very well against TIGERs, as evidenced by the defended goal. Even under pressure, the formation doesn’t collapse.
02:27 It doesn’t seem like Immortals are really attacking, but their defense is excellent: Playing 11 vs. 5 against a team that is not only a multiple-time world champion but has also swept aside every other team so far is absolutely remarkable!
01:47 Still, it’s only a matter of time until TIGERs score the next goal: 3-0 for TIGERs Mannheim
TIGERs Mannheim 3 : 0 Immortals
00:34 And another goal for TIGERs Mannheim, they’re now up to 4 goals.
TIGERs Mannheim 4 : 0 Immortals
-00:37 Impossible!!! After many battles in the midfield, Immortals achieve the impossible: They score a goal against TIGERs Mannheim. It’s now 1-4.
TIGERs Mannheim 4 : 1 Immortals

Second Half

05:00 And so the game continues. The teams have now switched sides, but TIGERs continue to play in blue, Immortals in yellow.
04:37 No matter how the game unfolds, the ball placement strategy of the Iranian team, “Cola Kisses Orange,” is simply a visual delight every time.
04:21 Even though Immortals are the moral winners for a long time, we must still admit that this is another goal for TIGERs. The score is now 5:1 for TIGERs Mannheim.
TIGERs Mannheim 5 : 1 Immortals
03:56 Once again, very good defense by Immortals: You almost thought you’d see the 6th goal, but the Immortals defense forced TIGERs to play a poorly planned pass that flew past its target and rolled out of bounds.
03:50 Timeout for Immortals. We hope they’ll get better and the game will heat up, but at their current performance, this seems unlikely.
03:30 Unfortunately, the timeout doesn’t seem to have changed anything fundamental, as TIGERs takes another shot at the goal. The Immortals keeper missed it a bit, but he could have managed it.
TIGERs Mannheim 6 : 1 Immortals
02:43 And another goal for TIGERs, making it 7:1.
TIGERs Mannheim 7 : 1 Immortals
02:17 Too bad, now the goals are raining for Immortals. The keeper defended well for a long time, but eventually he was a bit off, allowing the ball to zip past him and roll into the goal.
TIGERs Mannheim 8 : 1 Immortals
01:49 And once again, the keeper is slightly off, he even almost dodged, which leads to another goal. Perhaps they should fine-tune this to get even closer to the perfect defense.
TIGERs Mannheim 9 : 1 Immortals
01:23 That’s it. The keeper is off again, and the game ends prematurely at 10:1.
TIGERs Mannheim 10 : 1 Immortals
00:00 A beautiful game. It was truly great to see, probably also for all the team members of TIGERs, that the Mannheim robots were given a serious opponent. And with only 5 robots! That’s what this tournament is for. Absolute viewing factor!
01:06 We’re postponing the conclusion and the final goal a little bit, because the goal DID NOT count, Immortals is still in the running!
TIGERs Mannheim 9 : 1 Immortals
00:47 Just barely: Immortals managed to prevent TIGERs’ shot at goal, and so the game continues. Currently, everyone hopes that Immortals will survive the remaining game time. They’ve earned it.
00:18 Too bad, there were only a few seconds left they had to hold out. But that’s how it is: TIGERs Mannheim scores the last goal, the game is officially over, this time for real.
TIGERs Mannheim 10 : 1 Immortals