teams signed up for the 2013 Krakow Trophy, two
remained – Budapest Celtic Lions and The A Team.
It was Hungary versus France in Poland for the
ultimate prize. We had previously had winners
from England, Scotland and Poland win this tournament
– would it be France or Hungary breaking their
duck in a short while?
were treated to a game that was worthy of a final
which was a tense, close affair full of entertainment
and watched by a supportive crowd who thoroughly
enjoyed it. The best thing about the Cup Final
was that the two teams played it in a superb spirit
despite the honours that were at stake.
Celtic had finished Runners-Up on two previous
occasions so this was their 3 rd Cup Final and
could it be third time lucky. The A Team were
on debut but Fateh Bekhouche was bidding to become
the first man to win two eurofootballfives.com
tournaments in the same season with two different
was a pretty even opening period. Abdoulaye Coulibaly
had a snap shot on the turn and Malek Bekhouche
had a good effort but there few chances in the
first half. A Peter Roscoe break was the best
chance for Budapest Celtic but the French goalkeeper
was out quickly to snuff out the chance. Peter
Hegedus then drilled a cross right across the
penalty area but there was no-one there to turn
it in. It was 0-0 at half-time.
first big moment of the game came early in the
second period. The ball broke in midfield and
quick as a flash Dydynho was on to it and thumped
it home from distance. There appeared little danger
for Budapest Celtic. It was Dydynho's 14th goal
of the day and he was the Top Goalscorer elect.
long throw then beat the Lions defence and fell
to Fateh Bekhouche but he was unable to finish.
Dydynho then had another chance from distance
but it remained 1-0. The French team were on top
at this stage.
Kronberger then had a shot from distance and although
it was wide it sparked a change in Budapest Celtic.
They picked up their game and when another shot
from Kronberger came in it was spilled Laszlo
Banka was first to the rebound, 1-1.
Celtic were moving into the ascendency and the
game was sparking into life. The next big action
was a Neil evans wonder goal - turned in midfield
and released a shot that went it off the post
for 2-1. Could the A Team respond?
and Fateh Bekhouche both had chances for an equaliser
before Kronberger could have sealed it at the
other end. He then hit the bar moments later.
Dydynho then had the last chance of the game but
it was saved. It was all over as the full-time
winners of the 2013 Krakow Trophy – Budapest Celtic
commiserations go to The A Team who played superbly
today but did not quite have enough to go all
the way – today anyway. We would like to take
this opportunity to thank all our teams who participated
in what was a great day's competition. It was
a pleasure to host you all and we hope to see
you all again at a tournament very soon.