final Quarter-Final was JNJ Russia versus JNJ
Turkey. Of all the Cup Quarter-Finals this was
the one attracting the most spectators. It was
the Group B winners JNJ Russia versus 2 nd place
from Group A, JNJ Turkey. Before the tournament
we predicted that this could be the Cup Final
so this was a massive game to be staged in the
teams today were unbeaten and both had recorded
4 wins and 1 draw from their 5 group games.
JNJ Turkey had the better goal difference (27-3)
compared with JNJ Russia (22-4) but it is always
difficult to compare from group to group without
knowing the relative strength of each group.
We knew this would be a tight game though.
two teams had met before in the knock-out phase
back in the 2015 JNJ Euro Soccer Tournament
in Prague. JNJ Russia emerged victorious that
day, 2-1. Here in 2019 we witnessed another
close encounter with the first half in particular
being very tight. There was nothing to separate
the teams at half-time, 0-0.
the second half we were to get goals. It was
JNJ Turkey who established the lead through
Serkan Kardesler. It was his 12 th goal of the
tournament for the man who was top scorer at
the 2017 edition of the tournament in Bratislava.
1-0 became 2-0 as Mustafa Kus extended the lead.
JNJ Turkey celebrated like they had won the
Cup. They certainly had taken a big stride towards
Russia were not done yet though. Following a
corner the ball fell to Sergey Stupin. His long-shot
from distance crashed into the back of the net
for 2-1. It set up a frantic finale but JNJ
Turkey were through in one of the games of the