9 saw the start of the final showdowns in Group
B – there were still 4 teams to decide their fate
and conceivably any of them could finish in any
of the positions from first to fourth place. It
was now or never for these teams. The first two
to step onto the pitch would be Club Esportiu
Llefia and Prospe FC.
Esportiu Llefia held the advantage over the other
teams by 3 points meaning they had the most insurance
of the teams. They needed just one point to secure
the Group B title and ensure safe passage into
Prospe FC, they just had to win and see where
that result would take them. If they were to win
it could conceivably be the top three on 7 points
and then goal difference would settle the first
three positions. That looked a distinct possibility
after a first half that saw Enrique Serrano put
Prospe FC 1-0 up.
pressure had shifted to Club Esportiu Llefia who
now had to score to go through. They needed a
goal and a goal they got – it was Alfred Jimenez
De Andres who stepped up to the plate with his
fourth strike of the tournament and the most important
to date. It meant his team had a 1-1 draw and
Club Esportiu Llefia would be heading into the
Cup as Group B champions.
FC knew that the Cup was beyond them and would
most likely be playing in the Plate although if
the final group game was a draw there was a possibility
they could slip into the Trophy. These were fine
margins in the Barcelona Fives.