penultimate game of Group B in 2022 was a repeat
of the opening game of Group B in 2021 as Club
Esportiu Llefia took on AFC Blue Boys. The Spanish
team would have fond memories of that game 12
months ago as they secured a 5-1 victory despite
Michal Cedrowski put the travelling team ahead.
CE Llefia hit back though as Carlos Perez Tornay
equalized and went on to complete a hat-trick
with additional goals from Francisco Lorenzo
Gonzalez and Sergi Garcia Arguile.
things stood, AFC Blue Boys were two points
ahead of their opponents and needed just a point
to secure Cup qualification. A win would guarantee
them the Group B title. Defeat would see Club
Esportiu Llefia climb above them and they could
potentially slip to third but with 10 points
they should be safe for reaching the Cup anyway.
Esportiu Llefia's position was more vulnerable.
Although they could win Group B with a victory
a draw or defeat could see them slip into the
Plate subject to the result in the final group
game and other games elsewhere. This match was
critical to CE Llefia's defence of the title
but they got off to the perfect start – they
lead 1-0 thanks to Francisco Lorenzo Gonzalez.
However, Tomasz Sieradzan levelled things up
before the break.
kicked off the second half level at 1-1 and
it stayed that way for much of the second period.
Artur Sukiennik then put AFC Blue Boys 2-1 up
and it seemed to deflate CE Llefia. AFC Blue
Boys finished with a flourish as Tomasz Sieradzan
completed a hat-trick – the only one in Group
B. AFC Blue Boys won 4-1, won Group B and were