With both the Premier League and La Liga starting this weekend, I wanted to write about those magic moments that PES provides us. As witnessed today in the Liverpool game with Simon Mignolet saving a PK to preserve the win for Liverpool, the game we love can provide us with drama at any moment.
If there is one thing that the PES has series been able to deliver on over the years are those magic moments that make you jump out of your seat. Even in this current generation where the series has struggled those moments are still visible.
From the last minute winners to the stunning strikes to hitting a Free Kick like Roberto Carlos or Bending one like Beckham or stopping a key penalty. PES has managed to capture the joys and disappointments of the game we all love. While there have been numerous moments that have stood out of the years I am sure we all have one or two that will forever be ingrained in our minds and heart
My most memorable moment came during one of my Master League campaigns with Roma. I was in the semifinals of the League cup and we were set to face our bitter rivals Lazio with Roma being the designated home team. The game was a disaster from the start with Lazio getting out in front early and never looking back in cruising to a 3-0 win on the road. I am sure the few Lazio fans in attendance that day were ecstatic and figured they booked a trip to the league cup final.
Knowing that we had our work cut out of us in the 2nd league and needing a 4 goal margin to advance it was an uphill battle. I remember I switched to an attacking 4-4-3 and decided to go for it. Things started slowly but we were able to grab 2 goals in the 1st half but still trailed 3-2 on aggregate. Still needing 2 more goals to advance we continued to press forward and added a third early on and momentum built and we added a 4th and later on a 5th to 5-0 and advanced 5-3 on aggregate. It was one of those games were everything just went right and it was a glorious feeling to advance to the League Cup final while knocking out our bitter rivals. There have been other moments like these but this is the one that will always stand above all other.
Well that is my most memorable moment in PES. I would love to hear yours.
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