next on Pitch B was Bulota PK versus Alea Iacta
Est. This promised to be a mouth-watering game
between two Polish teams. A local Gdansk team
versus a travelling team from Warsaw.
PK had been simply awesome this morning. They
were the number 1 ranked team of all 24 at the
end of the group phase. They were one of two
teams to maintain a 100% win record and were
the tournament's top scorers with 31 goals.
They had the second best defence and the best
goal difference. So, it looked to us as if Bulota
PK were the tournament favourites.
Iacta Est had the chance to top their group
if they could have won their final group game.
They only got a draw and therefore finished
second to set up this fixture. That draw could
well prove costly but you have to beat the best
to become champions so that opportunity just
arrived a little bit earlier for Alea Iacta
PK continued their good form from the morning
group phase as it was they who struck first.
Mateusz Janowski scored the important first
goal. 1-0 became 2-0 when Andrzej Mechlinski
fired home. Defensively Bulota PK were sound
as goalkeeper Pawel Dobieglewski kept his fifth
clean sheet in six matches.