second Quarter-Final was a match-up between
Cracow United and IFC in the only all-Poland
Quarter-Final. The two teams had met in the
group phase of last year's tournament where
Cracow United won an entertaining tie 5-3.
United won Group B last year and got knocked
out in the Semi-Finals. They won Group B again
this year and would be hoping to reach the Semi-Finals
again. They had the best group record of all
the teams in the tournament so were going to
be a team to watch. IFC went out at this stage
last year to a Golden Goal and would hope to
avoid that same fate befalling them this year.
was to repeat itself in more than one way –
Cracow United won their Quarter-Final for the
second year in a row, they beat IFC for the
second year in a row and IFC went out at the
Quarter-Final stage for the second year in a
row. Cracow United continued their excellent
form so far with a 7-3 win. There was a hat-trick
for Nicola Lamacchia, two for Dean Rooney and
a goal each for Romain Gavernier and Ian Corkhill.
from Piotr Gyonera, Bartosz Miskiewicz and Rafat
Kimita could not prevent IFC going home. Hopefully
they could go further next year!