Bryce Moon.

Moon impresses in Europe

Moon impresses in Champions League

Posted: 17 September 2008 Time: 10:35 am

Bryce Moon made an impressive Champions League debut for Panathinaikos last night, despite their 2-0 Group B loss to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Jose Mourinho’s side took the lead midway through the first half, however the Italians struggled for most of the game against the dominant Greeks at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium.

The former Ajax Cape Town winger was the most impressive and threatened in the 29th minute with a superb effort from just outside the area, but his dipping shot from 25 yards out was tipped over the crossbar by Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Cesar denied Moon again minutes later with a comfortable save at his near post.

Moon finally got the better of Cesar in the 42nd minute, but the winger’s deflected effort came back off the crossbar.

Although Inter managed to seal the game when they doubled their lead in the second half via a goal by Brazilian striker Adriano, Moon’s performance was by far the most outstanding on the night.

Previous comments on this story...

Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 10:46 am
Kick off editors we want to comment
Anonymous
posted: 10:47 am
Good boy! i knew he was going to make it,he is a wonderful player....
Anonymous
posted: 11:15 am
is he from kaapstaad. i guess so.my dream bafana bafana team made up of coastal boys especially from cape town.

andre arendse(supersport)
moeneeb josephs(olarndo pirates)
roberts(santos)

booth mathew(russia)
bryce moon(greece)
nasief morries(spain)
bret evans(ajax capetown)
allie(ajax capetpown)
tomrick october(ajax capetown)
david kennemeyer(supersport)
robyn johannes(sundowns)
bradly carnel(germany)


cale franklyn(ajax capetown)
carelese (supersport)
romano scott(santos)
lance davids(sweden)
delron buckly(germany)
elriovanheerden(belgium)
siyabonga nomvete(denmark)
klate(supersport)
dillon sherpard.(sundowns)

benni(england)
paulse(norway)
fanteni(israel)
shaun barttlet(unattached)

coach
clive barker the dog.

assistant
neil tovey


this is a formidable site from the coast
Anonymous
posted: 11:22 am
Chelsea 4
Bordeux 0

Lampard lampard lampard lampard!!!!!!!the best player in the world!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:45 am
Ertugral asks refs to get tough
Kaizer Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral called for Premier Soccer League's referees to get tough on dirty play.


The Turkish coach is still fuming over the injury to his striker Tshepo Bulu, who had his nose and a cheek bone broken by Maritzburg United's defender Gary Goldstone during Amakhosi's 3-2 defeat on the weekend.


Goldstone is likely to face the wrath of the PSL disciplinary committee and become the first player in the PSL to be prosecuted for a foul.


Bulu misses Saturday's MTN 8 cup final against Mamelodi Sundowns in Durban andErtugral has appealed to the PSL to appoint a tough referee for the final


"What happened to Bulu was a disgrace," he said.


"That is not soccer. If any player - and especially one of mine - commits a bad foul I want the referee to show him a red card. I cannot understand why refs are scared of the colour red. Goldstone should have walked instead the ref only booked him."


The referee during that brutal battle, Abdul Ebrahim, also sent off Chiefs striker Jose Torrealba in the MTN 8 semi-final, second leg against Moroka Swallows last month.


Ertugral has upped the ante ahead of the knockout tournament's final by asking the official to watch Sundowns defender Mbulelo "OJ" Mabizela.


"We all know Mabizela likes to get stuck in. But what we want is for football and not fists to win on Saturday," said the Amakhosi boss


"We train to play open attacking soccer.


"I do not want to get physical but if I must, then I will field a side of spoilers.


"That is not what the fans who have sold out the final want to see. They want to be entertained and that is why we need a tough ref who is not scared to show a red card when it is necessary."


Ertugral said he expected the Brazilians to target their former star Torrealba.


"We know Torrealba will be a marked man playing against his former club. I just ask that the referee protects him, and that matters not get out of hand as they did in the kicking match that United gave us."
Anonymous
posted: 11:52 am
Can anyone tell me why the colords from Cape Town are not doing well when they joing Gauteng teams but when they big European Leagues are fitting well?
Anonymous
posted: 11:59 am
Hey informant the is something wrong with Mshini, how can he talk like that? Chiefs is gonna loose convinsingly
Anonymous
posted: 11:59 am
Hey informant the is something wrong with Mshini, how can he talk like that? Chiefs is gonna loose convinsingly
Phakz
posted: 02:00 pm
Well star of the day. But what was the final result .... I think the readers (and SA) deserve better than being told of just an appearance.
Anonymous
posted: 02:59 pm
Thukela Bryce is from Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal not Cape Town baba
Dave10
posted: 03:00 pm
Good Bryce, now you should join Inter Mfana, you're wasted in Greece.

As for Muhsin, he is just trying to play mind games. he is used to getting favours from referees like the penalty he got on Sunday. Old John, go hard mfana, we're not in the business of making friends with these people! HARD TACKLE Mfana, if they can't take the heat, let them get out of the chicken!
Anonymous
posted: 04:27 pm
south africans nowadays find comfort in defeat and they call it impressive.what a shame!
Anonymous
posted: 06:27 pm
Why all whinging? Its a good article. Moon did impress. I found a youtube movie. It was called Inter Milan v The moon Show.
Moon did bloody well. He is not wasted in Greece. Inter are in a class of their own. If u know what ur talking about then u wouldnt make so much pesitmistic noise.
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