Alabama Hotpockets (Ire)




Club Esportiu Llefia (Spa)


The 2015 Barcelona Fives Final would see Club Esportiu Llefia play Alabama Hotpockets as Spain met Ireland. Who was going to triumph? Let's preview the two teams;

Club Esportiu Llefia

The Spanish team came into the game having won Group B with 8 points. They had a record today of 4 wins, 2 draws and remained unbeaten. They scored 16 goals and conceded 9. They were bidding to become the 5 th Spanish team to win the Barcelona Fives and the first since 2012.

Alabama Hotpockets

The Alabama Hotpockets were playing in their second final having won the Plate competition here in 2013 when they defeated JF & The Pullbacks 1-0. Today, they had won 4, drawn 1 (converted to a win on penalties and had just the 1 loss. They included the great scalp of Elcombe Old Boys in the Semi-Finals and were bidding to become the 2nd Irish team to win a tournament in 2015 after Saipan FC won in Mallorca.

With the game underway it was Alabama Hotpockets who took the early initiative. It was the Irish team who made the early running and they won a succession of corners. Alabama Hotpockets had all the possession and the territory but Club Esportiu Llefia were relatively comfortable in defence restricting their opponents to shots from distance and they were blocking most of them at source.

However, it was Club Esportiu Llefia who were to take the lead. On their first real attack the Alabama Hotpockets goalkeeper made a good save from Daniel Martinez Montes but Alfred Jimenez De Andres was on hand to thrash home the rebound. The rest of the half followed the same pattern as before the goal with more Irish pressure but the Spanish were content in defence.

In the second half Alfred Jimenez De Andres put an early chance over the bar but made amends moments later when he put Club Esportiu Llefia 2-0 with a clever finish that drew appreciative applause from the watching galleries. It was not only an important team goal but an important personal goal that made Alfred Jimenez De Andres the top goalscorer in the tournament with 9 goals.

At this stage there was still time for Alabama Hotpockets to recover but that was shortly to change when Sergio Rodriguez Viejo smashed in a free-kick for 3-0. Club Esportiu Llefia then showed no mercy with Viejo adding his second for 4-0 before another free-kick found the back of the net via the boot of Daniel Martinez Montes and it was all over at 5-0.

Our commiserations go to the Alabama Hotpockets for coming so close to a momentous and historic tournament win. We congratulate Club Esportiu Llefia on a first Barcelona Fives title and we are sure it will not be their last! On a personal note, we would like to congratulate our Top Goalscorer, Alfred Jimenez De Andres of Club Esportiu Llefia, with a great return of 9 goals in 7 games.

We send our congratulations to all the teams who participated in what was a great day's competition. The tournament had everything and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Group Phase
Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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