Kitchee Crushed Hong Kong Pegasus to set up Season

Riding on successive of strong performances, Kitchee dusted off Hong Kong Pegasus on Sunday evening’s Season Playoffs by toppling the opponent 4:1, courtesy to some swashbuckling buildup plays and red hot scoring. Kitchee’s victory meant the Blues will now face arch-rival Kwoon Chung Southern in next weekend’s Season Playoffs final. As always, Kitchee began the game with real initiative and probably stunned the opponent by going two up after barely five minutes, thanks to some nifty finishing by striker Alessandro Leonardo. The Blues continued to dominate the game and managed to blow it open right before half-time through a piece of individual magic from the sensational Christian Annan. The score was 3:0 for Kitchee heading into the interval. Kitchee kept up its hunger to start the second half and Alessandro Leonardo had a great chance to nail down his hat-trick. Unfortunately for the Hong Kong international, his close-range shot at the start of the second half sailed over the crossbar. Hong Kong Pegasus got on the scoreboard midway through the second half with a well-struck Joao Pereira free-kick. However, Jared Lum quickly answered back for the Blues to make it 4:1, a score which subsequently stood towards the final whistle. Forward Alessandro Leonardo, who netted twice for Kitchee in successive games against Hong Kong Pegasus, spoke about his fine form whenever facing one of his former clubs. “I cannot explain why I have been scoring so frequently against Hong Kong Pegasus but I do admit that I quite fancy playing against them,” said the Kitchee goal-scoring hero. “We managed to secure an all-important two-goal lead to start the game and that had to be the turning point of this match.” The ever-lively Christian Annan, who created a huge amount of pressure for the Hong Kong Pegasus defense, was quick to applaud the opponent after the full time whistle. “The opponent seemed to be short on focus to start the game and that enabled us to establish a quick two-goal lead. However, I think people should still give Hong Kong Pegasus a lot of credit for winning two cup within a four-day period earlier. It was never going to be an easy task for them to face us after that and I think a few players in their side just ran out of gas in this game, ultimately contributing to the final score line.”