next match on Pitch A in Group A was a similar
scenario to the last game. It was one of our
leaders (Maresmex) against a team who had to
win to keep their Cup qualification hopes alive
(FC Maroon). If FC Maroon could win then there
would be just 3 points covering all 5 teams.
If Maresmex could win they would open up a 2
point lead at the top.
seen earlier in this report that this was FC
Maroon's 3rd appearance at the Barcelona Fives.
It was also their 9th eurofootballfives.com
appearance in total having also toured Lisbon,
Budapest, Riga, Mallorca, Gdansk and Warsaw.
Most recently, at the 2020 Warsaw Tournament,
FC Maroon reached the Cup competition following
a second placed finish in their group (2 wins,
1 draw, 1 defeat). They were up against Yac
Club for a berth in their first Cup Final but
were held 0-0 in normal time. Penalties were
to be their downfall for the third year in a
row as Yac Club progressed 3-2 on spot kicks.
showed the quality of this group that they were
currently in 5th but more than holding their
own against a team who were joint top at the
half-way stage. Another incredibly close fixture
would end goal-less. We now had the top 2 on
5 points, with 3rd -5th level on 2 points. All
teams still had a shot at the Cup.