third Cup Quarter-Final saw Budapest Celtic Pumas
as Group B winners meet Group A runners-up Rapid
Bosco Navas. The Spanish were in familiar territory
having made the Cup competition for the 7th successive
tournament but following victory at the first
attempt they were still looking for that elusive
second title. Could it be their day today?
had already played Hungarian opposition today
back in game 1 where they earned a 2-2 draw with
the Tigers squad. This was bound to be another
tight affair. In this match it was the Pumas who
struck first through Tobias Gustaffson's second
of the tournament. Just like the Lions squad in
the second Semi-Final they held a 1-0 advantage
into the break.
Rapid Bosco Navas do what Kazakhstan FC couldn't
and find a second half equalizer? Yes they could
as Luis's 4th goal of the day squared things up
at 1-1 and that's the way it stayed until the
were into Golden Goal extra time and possibly
penalties – but we got both. The referee blew
for an offence in the Spanish penalty area and
a penalty was awarded. Luiz Naufel, who had failed
to score in normal time for the first time today,
stepped up. Could he hold his nerve? This tie
could be over with one sweet strike and it was
as Naufel found the net and it was all over. Final
score, 2-1 to Budapest Celtic Pumas who were the
second Hungarian team in the Semi-Finals.
had to say farewell to Rapid Bosco Navas but thank
them again for supporting our Barcelona tournaments.
We look forward to seeing them in action at our
next Barcelona extravaganza.