first Cup Quarter-Final is a strong, strong contender
for game of the tournament. It is not often a
Quarter-Final match wins the award compared to
a final but this was an absolute classic. The
draw had meant the 2008 Barca Fives winners Rapid
Bosco Navas would come face to face with 2009
Barca Fives winners Luminy Wolves.
the group phase all the talk around the tournament
was about the French. They were hot favourites
for glory and adding the 2011 Barcelona Fives
title to their 2009 Barca Fives win. It looked
like everything was going to plan as Allan Gosselin
gave the team from Marseille a 1-0 half-time lead.
When Gosselin made it 2-0 in the second half it
looked game over and you could be forgiven for
thinking so. Maybe Luminy Wolves thought the job
was done too.
Bosco Navas had other ideas though and showed
you should never give up. Juan Martinez pulled
one back to make it 2-1 and when Xavier Llimona
equalized to make it 2-2 there was a major buzz
around the tournament complex. The game drew in
spectators from all the other pitches to witness
this great spectacle and possibly a great surprise.
The game finished 2-2 and two halves of golden
goal extra time could not find a winner. We had
we look back over the teams penalty shoot-out
records in eurofootballfives competition everything
favoured the French. Luminy Wolves won 2-1 against
Bulgaria's Lozenetz City in the Cup Semi-Finals
and also 2-1 in the Final against Goldsmith Williams
of the 2009 Barca Fives. Conversely, Rapid Bosco
Navas lost in the Quarter-Finals of the 2009 Barcelona
Fives 4-3 to 3 Lions and then in the 2010 Barcelona
Fives 4-3 to Anglo Knights in the Cup Semi-Finals.
Would this be another penalty shoot-out exit for
Bosco Navas had the honour of taking the first
penalty which was despatched with aplomb. Luminy
Wolves first penalty was then saved by David Garcia
Gallego. Rapid Bosco Navas made it 2-0 and they
could almost touch the Semi-Finals. Gallego was
the hero again as he pulled off another fine save
before being engulfed by his team-mates. The big
story of the day – Luminy Wolves were out. Rapid
Bosco Navas had pulled off a great win, turned
the penalty shoot-out records on their heads and
blown the 2011 Barcelona Fives wide open!