The Cup Quarter-Finals had produced a strong line-up with Polish sides Atlant Opole, Barbakan, Stalco and Complex all looking like contenders in the group stages. Scotland 's Red Light Runners had topped their group and were joined by last year's winners Northern Monkeys.

CSF2 must have been wondering what they'd done to deserve such a challenge having performed so well to progress to this stage. They met group B winners Atlant Opole in their quarter final in what proved to be one game too far for them. They performed admirably though and despite going out 4-1 can hold their heads up high and point to a great achievement in making it this far. Dariusz Chocel (2), Kowalski and Jazienicki scoring the goals that eventually ended CSF2's challenge.

The all Polish quarter-final surprisingly ended in a very one-sided affair. Stalco who had performed well in Group C, narrowly finishing runners-up to Red Light Runners were brushed aside by Group D winners Complex. While it was not necessarily a surprise to see Complex win, the margin of victory was an eye opener. The 7-1 win, on top of the victory against defending champions Northern Monkeys made Complex one of the sides to watch for this event.

Not only this but in Marek Budka Complex boasted the tournament's top goalscorer so far with an incredible four successive hat-tricks. Pawel Sobcyzk scored 4 in this quarter-final but was still overshadowed by Budka.

The Quarter-Final between Red Light Runners and Northern Monkeys was a match on paper that was good enough for the final. Northern Monkeys were paying the price of a tough quarter-final for not winning their group. Northern Monkeys who had won 9 of their 10 matches in eurofootballfives history were playing a side who with 3 wins out of 3 had it in their locker to replicate such a record. Northern Monkeys who were not quite the same side as 2007 struggled in this match though and Red Light Runners staked a strong claim to be crowned the new champions by sending the defending title holders crashing out in dismissive fashion. A brace from Declan Docherty (9 for the tournament) and Steven Doherty (7 for the tournament) were having their own private battle to win the Golden Boot and keep Marek Budka on his toes.

With goals flying in elsewhere AFC Politico, England 's final hope, were holding Poland 's Barbakan at bay with a battling performance. The game was locked at 0-0 when the final whistle blew and Golden Goal extra-time followed. In the second half of extra-time Barbakan missed a glorious opportunity and hit the post but could still not break the deadlock.

We found ourselves at penalties. This was a penalty shoot-out that no-one wanted to win. The first penalty from either side was put away comfortably. Then AFC Politico missed. The AFC Politico keeper made a name for himself saving from Ksiazizy with what has to be save of the tournament. The shot was hit low, hard and fast at the bottom left hand corner but somehow the keeper kept it out. Two more converted penalties and we were at 2-2, sudden-death. If AFC Politico scored, Barbakan scored. If AFC Politico missed, Barbakan missed. Barbakan came close again when captain Pawel Jrowski hit the post with what would have been a winner. We were wondering at one stage if we would need to put the floodlights on! It seemed given the Golden Goal chances and penalty misses that the footballing Gods wanted AFC Politico to go through and eventually that happened.

The semi-final line-up was now complete.

AFC Politico (Eng)
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Barbakan (Pol)

Red Light Runners (Sco)




Northern Monkeys (Eng)

Atlant Opole (Pol)
CSF2 (Eng)
Complex (Pol)
Stalco (Pol)

* AFC Politico won 5-4 on penalties

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