game itself was played with a great atmosphere
as the other teams all assembled pitch-side
to watch the show-piece game of the day. The
game ebbed and flowed with both teams trying
to attack. Both teams created chances but they
were half-chances. The game was 0-0 for long
periods and 3 minutes to go there was still
a moment of magic from Alex Herrera produce
a really good finish from a tight angle to put
Big Time Krakow 1-0 up. With just a couple of
minutes left on the clock it looked like Big
Time Krakow were on their way to a second title.
It is a cliché to say you are vulnerable
just after you scored and that proved to be
the case as Lukasz Abryszinski scored his 16
th goal of the tournament. It was his 30 th
goal in eurofootballfives.com competition.
game finished 1-1 and we would need penalties
to decide the title.
could be interesting as both teams were in their
second eurofootballfives.com Cup Final. Big
Time Krakow won theirs – on penalties. Fabryka
Zieleni lost theirs – on penalties.
Zieleni would have the honour of taking the
first penalty. Up stepped Lukasz Abryszinski
with 16 goals in the tournament and he scored
in the shoot-out last year. This time though
he struck the post and the early initiative
swung to Big Time Krakow. Stanomir Ribarov stepped
up first for his team and struck it down the
middle, it hit Igor Koda in goal for Fabryka
Zieleni but had enough power on it to make it
pressure was on Mateusz Janowski who placed
it to his bottom right, the goalkeeper's bottom
left and converted for 1-1. Jeoffrey Cottens
was the next man up for Big Time Krakow. He
struck it to the bottom right and Igor Koda
got a hand to it again. Again, he couldn't quite
keep it out and it was 2-1 to Big Time Krakow.
Frost missed his penalty in the Cup Final last
year and he couldn't afford to miss another.
He made no mistake as he struck it hard into
the roof of the net for 2-2. It meant Carlos
Diaz Bedmar was charged with winning it for
Big Time Krakow. He went low to the right. Igor
Koda couldn't get to it and the net rippled.
Time Krakow scored 10 out of 11 penalties at
the 2017 Krakow Trophy. They scored all 3 today
in this final and could now celebrate as champions.
Zieleni had lost a final on penalties for the
second year in a row. They had the dubious honour
of being unbeaten in 16 games at 2 x eurofootballfives.com
tournaments but yet to win a title! Our sincere
commiserations to them.
congratulations go to Big Time Krakow on their
second eurofootballfives.com victory at the
second attempt. They became the 5th team in
our history to win their first two tournaments
– a superb achievement.