2 saw Fail Madrid (Eng) versus FC Maroon (Mor).
Both teams were regulars in our tournaments
and by appearing today they had a combined experience
of 10 tournament appearances.
were yet to face each other in direct competition
but both teams did appear at the 2016 Riga Tournament.
On that occasion it was Fail Madrid who progressed
further in one sense as they reached the Plate
QF before going out on pens. FC Maroon qualified
for the Trophy that day and, in another sense,
went further as they reached the final but finished
runners-up. Penalties were the Achilles heel
for both in Riga.
they didn't meet directly in Riga, Fail Madrid
played FC Maroon's sister squad (FC Shark) in
the group phase and drew 1-1. Here in Gdansk
it was FC Maroon who drew first blood as Max
Hill opened the scoring. James Smith added a
second to seal the points as FC Maroon got off
to the perfect start.