When Nagi touches the ball, he is unstoppable. Team Z can’t afford to lose one more point so Kuon, left all his prejudices behind and sacrificed himself grabbing Nagi before he could score. Of course, soccer has to be played fairly which gave Team V a free kick. The match isn’t over, Yoichi took the ball and is determined to break the 4-4 tie.
The last goal
Yoichi feels the goal that’s coming, and he runs all the way up, to Team V’s arc. Reo Mikage is defending but Bachira dribbles him out. Chigiri starts running and Yoichi catches up. Kuon reflects on how he changed his mind and wanted to start fighting again thanks to Team Z.
The whole team is running toward the next and final goal. Bachira and Yoichi join forces to maximize their goal chances. But Nagi is there to ruin the perfect play. Yoichi is passed by Nagi and he starts to doubt himself. But he’ll win with his goal. He shoots and nails the ball straight to the angle.
GOAL FOR TEAM Z!! They win 4-5 the first selection tournament. While Team V is frustrated, Nagi lost for the first time, Team Z is ecstatic with their victory. Kunigami lets Kuon join the party but Raichi doesn’t forget the betrayal with Team W and punches him in the face, Kuon is almost left headless.
Team Z celebrates their victory in their room while Yoichi and Bachira go to the cafeteria to pick up some drinks. Yoichi is thankful to Bachira and Bachira recognizes he can see how far Yoichi has come. Yoichi feels he little by little got to understand his own talent and abilities.
While Bachira and Yoichi are bounding while they see the fallen soccer players going back home and that’s like a motivation boost to these “egoist” players. Niko appears, as Team Y’s top scorer. He got to stay leaving his team behind.
Yoichi and Niko exchange comments about how they got to evolve thanks to each other in a very dramatic way, promising to meet again.
For the next stage of the training, Team Z will face very rigorous physical training. They won’t be allowed to touch the ball for the next couple of days. And we know this is a very anxious team but they reluctantly accept Blue Lock’s conditions and start with the training. They spend 10 days of intensive training. Sprinting, muscle training, they run until they drop until they are called to the basement of the building.
The Second Selection
The second selection will take place. When they reach the middle of the building they notice how all participants of Blue Lock, weren’t divided into 5 buildings in a top 5 ranking but it was just one building with multiple “lowest-ranked” people. Basically, all of the participants had the same rank.
People get crazy about the lie but Jinpachi gives them a speech about how top players in the world used to start from the very bottom with their only hope in soccer and Blue Lock is there to recreate it… ahhh yes… the first thing I thought when I first saw the Blue Lock building was a neighborhood court….
The Second Selection will start from zero. It will consist of five new stages. When they clear the first one, they’ll level up to the second, and so on. Five stages cleared mean going to a training camp with the world’s top players.
So Team Z parted ways until those who pass the first stage met again.
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