Club Esportiu Llefia (Spa)




Leek High Boys (Eng)


The second final of the day would see Club Esportiu Llefia versus Leek High Boys. With nine games of football already under their belt the two teams would need to summon one last burst of energy to ensure they would be picking up winners and not runners-up medals in the presentation.


Club Esportiu Llefia were our Cup winners last year and they were bidding for Plate success this time around. Should they be successful they would become one of a select group of teams who had won both a Cup and a Plate in tournaments. They would be just the 7th team across all our destinations and the second in Barcelona after Equipo A won the 2011 Barcelona Fives Cup and 2009 Barca Fives Plate.


Club Esportiu Llefia would start as favourites – not only due to their pedigree in the Cup last year but also as they were the top scoring team in the tournament and had the best goal difference overall in the tournament. That stat includes all the teams in the higher Cup competition as well. They also boasted the tournament's current top goalscorer with 11 goals – more than Leek High Boys had scored as a team today.


It looked like this would be a David and Goliath tie but that would be to underplay Leek High Boy's achievements to date. They had 5 wins and 1 draw from their 9 games so far which is no mean feat. Club Esportiu Llefia in comparison were 6 wins and 1 draw so there was little in it from that perspective.


These two teams had played before in Group A all the way back in Round 2 of the group phase – it all seemed a very long time ago now. Club Esportiu Llefia won it 4-0 on that occasion. The first goal in the Cup Final was always likely to prove crucial not only in pragmatic terms but also on a psychological level. If Club Esportiu Llefia got it you could forgive Leek High Boys for thinking “here we go again” but if the English team were to get it then it would be a massive boost to their Plate title credentials.


When the first goal arrived it was to the Spanish team. Daniel Martin Montes scored his seventh of the tournament to put Club Esportiu Llefia on course for victory. Leek High Boys came from behind in their Semi-Final, could they repeat the dose here in the Final? If they were to do so they would have to do so it would be from 2-0 down as Alfred Jimenez De Andres doubled the home team's lead.


There was to be no further score and Club Esportiu Llefia had pulled off a superb victory. We offer our consolations to Leek High Boys on a fine campaign – it was a massively commendable debut and they should wear those medals with pride. If only they could have gone one match further and turned them into winners medals.


The indvidiual honours of the day went to Club Esportiu Llefia's Alfred Jimenez De Andres. His total of 12 goals saw him become the top goalscorer for the second year in a row. He created history in the process by becoming the first man to retain a top goalscorer award in tournaments. He also became just the fourth man to secure a second top goalscorer trophy. He joined Joe Bardwell (2), Daniel Powell (3) and Dydynho (3) in the history books.


We offer huge congratulations to our 2016 Barcelona Fives Plate winners – Club Esportiu Llefia.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Plate Knock-out
Cup Knock-out



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