With 5 games under their belts, the 2009 Barca Fives would represent game 6 for each of Hawks and Equipo A. It would take one last effort and one final push to collect the Plate Trophy and winners medals.

If you were to pick a favourite you would probably go for Hawks who had won 4 games out of 5 so far with their only defeat to defending champions Rapid Bosco Navas in the group stage. Equipo A could not be counted out as they boasted 3 wins, 1 draw and just the 1 defeat to 2008 Prague Masters winners, 2009 Prague Masters runners-up and 2009 Barca Fives finalists - Goldsmith Williams. They also boasted 14 goals in their last two games and the tournament's current top goalscorer Xavi Moya. Probably best not to stake your mortgage on the outcome of this game!

The game was every bit as close as we expected with both teams defences on top. Neither side could find that initial breakthrough and give their team an advantage. We reached half-time with both teams locked at 0-0. We were treated to goals in the second half though and the hero of the hour was a Spaniard of British parentage playing for Equipo A, Jack Foorde. He scored twice which swung the game in favour of Equipo A and which ultimately won the Plate for his team. Hawks scored through Daniel Cooke which kept them in the hunt right until the final whistle but when the whistle blew the final score was 2-1. Equipo A of Spain were crowned Barca Fives Plate champions bringing the title back to the home nation from DHL Prague Red.

Our congratulations to Equipo A on a fine victory in the Plate and our commiserations to Hawks who we are sure will pick up glory of their own in future eurofootballfives.com tournaments.

On the subject of glory, Xavi Moya of Equipo A finished as top goalscorer in the tournament with ten goals. He is only the second player in 19 tournaments to win this award to come from a team in the Plate competition. A great achievement.


Equipo A (Spa)




Hawks (Eng)


Group Phase:

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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