53 games of football all eyes were on Pitch B
for the climax of The 2016 JNJ Euro Soccer Tournament
Cup Final. The two teams set to do battle for
the honour and glory of victory were JNJ Russia
(Russia) versus Synthes UK 1 (England).
the Prague 2015 event, JNJ Russia were only the
second team in the history of the JNJ Euro Soccer
Tournament to reach multiple Cup Finals (after
JNJ High Wycombe with 3 Cup Finals). Today, they
equaled JNJ High Wycombe's record of 3 Cup Finals.
They won the Budapest 2013 Final against JNJ High
Wycombe but were Runners-Up last year to Switzerland's
Cilag Team 1. If they were to win today they would
become the first team to win two JNJ Euro Soccer
UK 1 became the third team to reach multiple Cup
Finals after their appearance in the Cup Final
at the Bratislava 2014 event. They missed out
on that occasion to JNJ High Wycombe – could 2016
be their year?
don't think there was any doubt that we had the
correct two teams in the Cup Final – the statistics
supported the fact. These teams were the top 2
scoring teams in the tournament and had the best
goal differences in the tournament. JNJ Medical
Russia also boasted the best defence in the tournament.
we were looking for a winner today the two team's
results today read:
Medical Russia: Played 8, Won 7, Drew 1, Goals
Scored 25, Conceded 5.
UK 1: Played 8, Won 7, Drew 1, Goals Scored 23,
you can see there was very little to choose between
the two teams. In the early stages of the game
the matched proved to be very even. The first
goal can be pivotal and the first big moment of
the game went the way of JNJ Russia who won a
penalty for handball. Rustam Kecherukov stepped
forward and smashed the ball in off the bar, 1-0
JNJ Medical Russia.
Medical Russia were not ahead for long as Synthes
UK 1 won a free-kick in shooting distance. Liam
Robinson took it and scored with a stunning strike.
A powerful hit dissected the two defenders in
the wall at head height and crashed into the back
of the net off the inside of the post. Power and
placement – game on at 1-1.