to Barcelona! The stage was set for our twelth
Barcelona tournament and the ninth edition
of the Barcelona Fives. This annual event has
been staged every year since 2008 and 2016 sees
our largest ever single tournament. Our 5-a-side
tournament saw us welcome 32-teams assembled from
England, France, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland
used to be customary in the World Cup for the
defending champions to play in the opening match
of the tournament and that is how we began the
2016 Barcelona Fives with Club Esportiu Llefia
(Spa) versus Ealing Expendables (Eng).
game could throw up some surprises with Senegal
beating France in 2002 and Cameroon defeating
Argentina in 1990. Club Esportiu Llefia would
be hoping not to fall victim to the same circumstance.
the early exchanges it looked like Club Esportiu
Llefia might succumb just like France and Argentina.
Ealing Expendables got off to a cracker of a start
by taking a 1-0 lead in this fixture. James Oldham
the man to score their first of the tournament.
Martin Montes spared the Spanish team's blushes
though with an equaliser which made it 1-1. It
was still a great start for Ealing Expendables
against the defending champions and bode well
for the rest of the tournament.