El Combe Old Boys (Eng)




Bayer Own Beer (Eng)

SV Zoo (Ger)






We were now getting to the business end of the tournament and into the Trophy Semi-Finals. The one thing that was guaranteed was that we would have an English team in the Final as El Combe Old Boys met Bayer Own Beer in the first Semi-Final.

El Combe Old Boys came into the game with a +3 goal difference for the day (impressive for a team in the Trophy) and with just one defeat today would be the team to beat. They continued to boast the best defence at this level with just 5 goals conceded but that would be severely tested in this game as Bayer Own Beer had scored 16 goals in 5 games.

It was the defence of El Combe Old Boys who held sway in the first half as they blunted the Bayer Own Beer attack. At the other end, Andrew Hampshire's fourth strike of the day meant that El Combe Old Boys held the upper hand going into the second half.

Marcus Faure doubled the lead after the break to put El Combe Old Boys into a 2-0 lead which proved unassailable. Andy Gartshore in the El Combe goal preserved his clean sheet to ensure his team would be playing in the Trophy Final.

Bayer Own Beer were out but they'd had a superb day – ending the tournament as the joint third highest scoring team of the day. Aaron Turner finished joint 2 nd and Ollie Clarke 5 th in the top goalscorer classification. We hope we will see them on tour again in the future.


It was now the turn of SV Zoo and AFC EX-UEA who met in the second Semi-Final. SV Zoo had reached the Semi-Finals of a eurofootballfives.com tournament on two previous occasions – winning one, losing one – could they make it “2” in the win column here in Barcelona? This was unchartered territory for AFC EX-UEA….

The records of the two teams so far today suggested there would be little in the contest – SV Zoo had won 2, lost 3 with 9 goals scored and 13 against. AFC EX-UEA had won 1, drawn 1, lost 3 also scoring 9 goals but conceding fewer with just 9 conceded.

So, a close match we expected and a close match we got with just one goal dividing the teams at half-time. It was Stephan Schwarz who scored it and put SV Zoo in the driving seat.

AFC EX-UEA got back into it in the second half with a goal from Sam Thrippleton but goals from Christoph von Lope and Stefan Fricke-Liebig ensured it would be a second eurofootballfives.com final for SV Zoo. We hope AFC EX-UEA enjoyed their Barcelona tour and will be able to join us again to see if they can make it one step further next time.

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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