eurofootballfives.com circus rolled back into
Hungary as we kicked off the 5th edition of the
Budapest Fives. It was a joy to be back in this
stunning city and back at the first class football
venue that had been our home here since 2011.
With teams from Argentina, Belarus, England, Hungary
and Spain set to do battle who would be victorious
at 17.00 this afternoon?
kick us off we had Argentina (Arg) versus Fritzl
Palace (Hun). Argentina made their debut at last
year's 2014 Budapest Fives and became the second
team to represent a South American nation in our
tournaments (after Quayaquil 100% represented
Ecuador at the 2011 Mallorca Tournament). They
returned to the tournament with unfinished business
from last year.
2014 they started their campaign with a 1-1 draw
against two-time eurofootballfives.com champions
FC Radbroke. Two successive wins followed before
defeat to Budapest Celtic Tigers threatened to
thwart their progress. A final game victory, 3-1,
ensured they would qualify for the Cup in 2nd
place in their group. In the knock-out phase they
defeated another two-time eurofootballfives champion
in Skidmarks, 2-0. A narrow 1-0 victory over home
team Csabagyongye ensured they would reach the
Final. A 0-0 draw saw an epic penalty shoot-out
decide the tournament but they were on the wrong-side
of a 6-5 scoreline.
began against Fritzl Palace (more on them anon)
in what promised to be a heavyweight opening fixture.
The two teams proved to be evenly matched and
at half-time the teams could not be separated
as goals from Miguel (Argentina) and Matthew Wedlake
(Fritzl Palace) ensured it would be honours even
in the opening period.
at half-time became 2-2 at full-time as Dani (Argentina)
and Wedlake again for Fritzl Palace meant the
two teams would share the points from this opening