teams came to do battle at the 2010 Barcelona
Fives, two remained. Anglo Knights and Magic Monkeys
Knights were now just one game away from being
the first team in eurofootballfives.com history
to retain their title. Many have tried, all have
failed. Magic Monkeys were the team that stood
in their way.
were treated to a game that was worthy of a final.
We had everything – tension, feistyness, drama,
a saved penalty and even a goalkeeper ending up
in the back of the net and taking the net and
the goal frame down with him. Everyone that was
witness to the final watched a great spectacle
and whilst we did not have a flurry of goals that
did not seem to matter.
teams reached half-time at 0-0 but it was entertaining
and enthralling. Given their superb record in
eurofootballfives.com penalty shoot-outs (3 wins
in 3) including last year's final you may have
thought Anglo Knights were holding on to win.
That was not the case though as both teams pushed
forward but the defences were just keeping their
clean sheets in tact.
the second half the stakes were raised and with
time running out it increasingly looked like one
goal was going to win it. Szeliga saved a penalty
and after some pushing and shoving in the penalty
area he had to pick himself out of the net. He
referee calmed nerves and we kept 5 v 5 on the
had beaten Spain in the Plate Final and we were
to have a double England victory (are you watching
Fabio Capello et al???). Russell Chopping stepped
up with his sixth goal of the tournament that
ended Anglo Knights hopes of retaining their title.
The opportunity to successfully defend a trophy
would now be in the charge of Magic Monkeys FC
who we hope to see back in Barcelona for the 2011
tournament. At the full time whistle the watching
crowds got to their feet for a warm applause at
the two team's efforts. After the opponents had
shook hands it was party time for the Magic Monkeys
winners of the 2010 Barcelona Fives – Magic Monkeys