tenth ever Trophy Final now awaited us and we
had been treated to some superb Finals before.
first ever Trophy Final in eurofootballfives.com
history took place in Berlin 2012 and was a dramatic
affair as Hertha Beerlin versus FC Cobaltslautern
went all the way to penalties. In Valencia 2012,
Sporting Abeergut held off a late rally from FC
Dad to win it 3-2. At the 2013 Barcelona Fives
we needed another penalty shoot-out as Spain's
Drunk Perfect and Ireland's Deportivo Dooradoyle
drew 1-1. The Irish team then won 2-1 on penalties.
At the 2014 Budapest Fives, Contejus Hurricanes
(with a man sent off) held on to a close 2-1 win
over Cava Sundays.
had all been close affairs until 2014 when we
saw Ziar Crew beat Fireball 5-1 in Bratislava
and El Combe Old Boys beat SV Zoo 5-0 in Barcelona.
then we have had a 1-1 draw in the 2015 Lisbon
Tournament before Frank Hirth A defeated Red Cow
Belgrade 3-1 on penalties. Last year here in Barcelona,
Bolivas (playing as Equipo de Christian) defeat
3-0 FC Atwood. The most recent Trophy Final was
just last month at the 2016 Riga Tournament where
Aliance defeat FC Maroon on penalties (3-2) after
a 0-0 draw.
stage was now set for Bolivar and Giggs Boson
FC to set their own little piece of history. Bolivar
were looking to make history by becoming the first
team to retain a Trophy title and in the process
the first team to win 2 Trophy titles. They also
had a stunning record of 5 wins in 5 games at
this level. In those 5 games they had scored 16
goals and conceded just 2. Giggs Boson FC had
a formidable task ahead of them!
it was who took the lead and the script was set
for them. However, Giggs Boson FC had other ideas.
They had shown in the Semi-Final how resilient
they were by coming from behind twice and they
did it again here with Will Davis's 8th strike
of the tournament. The match finished level at
1-1 in normal time. A penalty shoot-out would
be required for the fifth time in ten Trophy finals.