My last season of PES2019 Master League moves into its final third.
I’ve now played 27 league matches. There are 11 league matches remaining. I’m in the Champions League Quarter Finals.
Assuming I get all the way to the CL final (a big ask on current form, as will be seen), that means there are a maximum of 16 (SIXTEEN) matches remaining in my PES2019 career as a whole.
By this time next week it will all be done and dusted.
The current table:17 points behind the leaders, with 11 matches left. Not even the most generous Master League table scripting will bring me the title now. Maybe if I won literally every single match of the remaining 11, there might be a chance. Even if that were possible for me (and it’s not), PES has never ‘allowed’ such unlikely runs anyway.
I felt the last shades of the title slipping away from me in the very first match of my most recent session. Man Utd are unpredictable in PES2019. They’re either annoyingly troublesome, or disturbingly easy to brush aside. (Punchline not required.)
I had 20 shots, 11 of them on-target, in a game I absolutely dominated. I have had 4-0 wins that were not as comfortable as this match was. Man Utd had 3 shots, 1 on target. The final result? 0-0.I must admit, I was sorely tempted to replay this match. I’m always tempted at least once every year, and this was the match I was tempted by in PES2019. It seemed so outrageous that I could have so many clearcut chances but either hit the post/bar (three times) or see the keepers pull off miracle saves – or see my uber-strikers mysteriously drag shots wide for no reason.
I’d finished the previous session with 4 straight wins. The scripting fairy really came to town for this one. Oh yes, I bet I could have won it at least once, if I’d replayed the fixture several times. Maybe I’d have won it on the very next attempt, who knows.
Either way it’s a moot issue as I only ever move forward with my Master League progression. I never stay in place to fool around with settings/patches/versions/whatever. I never go backward,. So I had to take the monstrously unfair outcome to this match and move on.
A couple of matches later I met one of the other teams around me at the top of the table, Man City, and there were no complaints about this result. I was well beaten at home, 1-4, a particularly bad result given that I had scored first.And so to next week. I’ve a busy weekend coming up, so Monday will be when I resume the struggle, and it’s likely that I will finish PES2019 midweek. Tuesday’s post will be a scene-setter for next Friday’s finale.
I’m also saving up my notable goals from this second half of the final season, for a farewell highlights reel next week. I’ve scored a few nice goals of al varieties and it should be good.