With 3 previous winners and the 2008 Plate winners taking their place in the quarter-finals we were bound to have an ultra competitive Cup competition. If you add in Galacticos and Luminy Wolves who qualified with 100% records you would do well to pick a winner out of this line-up.

First up on Pitch A was Galacticos versus defending champions Rapid Bosco Navas. The opening goal of this game would dictate the whole flow of the match. Yaaseen Patel scored his 8 th goal of the tournament and with a 1-0 lead Galacticos then dictated the pace of the game. They slowed the game up and took the heat out of Rapid's game. Defending stoutly but without panic they repelled all the Spanish could throw at them. As the game continued Rapid Bosco Navas threw more and more at Galacticos with greater and greater urgency but to no avail. Galacticos superbly closed out the game and ensured the Barca Fives would have a new winner in 2009. Commiserations to Rapid Bosco Navas who once again played the tournament in a fantastic spirit once again and congratulations to Galacticos who march on.

Goldsmith Williams were a team on a mission in this tournament. Having won the 2008 Prague Masters and narrowly finishing runners-up in the same tournament in July 2009 they were determined to get back to winning ways. Arrows who ran into Luminy Wolves in the last game would have another amazingly difficult task to progress in this game. Goldsmith Williams established a 2-0 lead at the break and from there did not look back. They were ruthless as they bombarded the Arrows goal and in the end completed a 7-0 win. Liam Currie scored two to put him on 8 for the tournament alongside Yaaseen Patel. John Lowry scored four to bring his total for the day and up to 6. Chris Williams bagged the remaining goal to put him on 4 for the tournament. Arrows must have wondered what hit them but they showed enough on the day that they could progress beyond the quarter-finals in future tournaments.

The 3rd quarter-final would no doubt be a quiet and sleepy affair as it featured Lozenetz City against FC Radbroke. The Bulgarian team always creates an amazing atmosphere for their games with their army of supporters, flags and airhorns. FC Radbroke would not only have to win on the pitch but handle the pressure of the occasion and sideline influences. Having just won 10-1 Lozenetz City had just hit form and were flying. You have to give FC Radbroke a lot of credit for matching their opponents blow for blow. As current Prague Masters champions Lozenetz City have proved they can play football and maybe that eurofootballfives.com experience gave them the edge in this match to carry them over the victory line. The game was decided by the odd goal in five and it was the English side that would be on the wrong end of the scoreline despite a brace from Michael Brandon. A brace for Lozenetz captain Alex Kyulev and a strike from Bozhidar Gorchev sealed a 3-2 win. Close but no cigar for FC Radbroke who proved they can mix it at this level.

Lozenetz's opponents in the semi-finals would be the winner of the France versus Czech Republic encounter as Luminy Wolves played DHL Prague Red. The cup represented a step up for DHL Prague Red who took the Plate trophy 12 months ago. Luminy Wolves would be a class above the teams in the Plate back then and it would take a heroic effort from the Czechs to win this. It was a heroic effort we saw too as DHL stayed with the French team and while they couldn't remain parity they only trailed by the odd Hugues Blanc goal at the break. DHL maintained their efforts in the second half but the extra strength and power of Luminy Wolves saw them home with a solid 3-0 victory. Mehdi Yousfi's 5th goal of the tournament and Allan Gossellin's 7th goal finished the job. We now had a Bulgaria v France semi-final to look forward to. DHL Prague Red could now relax with a few beers and enjoy the rest of the day's action as it unfolded with some cold refreshing beers.


Galacticos (Eng)




Rapid Bosco Navas (Spa)

Goldsmith Williams (Eng)




Arrows (Eng)

Lozenetz City (Bul)




FC Radbroke (Eng)

Luminy Wolves (Fra)




DHL Prague Red (Cze)


Group Phase:

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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