up was Budapest Celtic Whites of Hungary against
Tinniedad & Tobacco of England. Budapest
Celtic Whites were the second of three Celtic
teams to get underway in the tournament. The
Hoops had already drawn 0-0 in Group A so could
Whites pick-up the first win for the home team.
They would have a tough task against high quality
opposition in the shape of Tinniedad & Tobacco.
& Tobacco entered the 2017 Budapest Fives
on a high. At their most recent appearance they
took victory at the 2016 Krakow Trophy.
made their debut at the 2014 Barcelona Fives
and they made an impressive start to life in
eurofootballfives.com competition. They swept
to glory in Group A with 10 points out of a
maximum 12. The Cup Quarter-Final saw them defeat
2012 Valencia Fives chapions, FC Miracle of
Hungary, 2-1. They then met 2013 Barcelona Fives
champions, Los Swallacticos of NI, in the Semi-Finals.
They were moments away from victory until a
last gasp equaliser and a penalty shoot-out
exit. Los Swallacticos conceded they were lucky
to get through. In 2015 it was a case of déjà
vu at the 2015 Berlin Fives. They won their
group with 13 points from a maximum 15 before
an entertaining 5-3 Quarter-Final win over Missing
Magpies. In the Semi-Final they were 1-0 up
going into the last minute where they conceded
a penalty to draw 1-1 and a penalty shoot-out
proved to be their undoing again.
was no such misfortune in Krakow 12 months ago.
They topped Group B with 4 wins and 12 points
from 5 games. It was a third successive Cup
qualification and a comprehensive 9-0 win over
DHL Prague in the QF. A 4-2 win over Nowa Huta
team in the Semi-Final ensured they had qualified
for a first European final. Their opponents
were Spider Mans & Eagle and, in a hugely
entertaining game, Tinniedad emerged victorious.
the game underway it was Tinniedad who struck
first with Jon McKinley scoring their first
goal Krakow. Half-time came and went with the
score still at 1-0. After the break there was
no further addition to the score as the English
team bagged all 3 points.