2 in Group D saw Bubble Football (Por) versus
It's Back (Eng).
Football were on eurofootballfives.com debut
so we did not know quite what to expect from
the Portuguese side but It's Back were a familiar
sight on the eurofootballfives.com scene.
Back were making appearance #6 in our tournaments.
They made their debut in the 2010 Barcelona
Fives where they finished second in their 6-team
group before being knocked out in the Cup Semi-Finals,
2-1, by eventual champions Magic Monkeys. In
the 2011 Prague Masters they reached the Plate
Semi-Finals before going down 2-0 to Ireland's
Saipan FC (who won the 2015 Mallorca Tournament).
Their 3rd appearance was in the 2012 Budapest
Fives where they claimed 2 wins, 2 draws and
1 defeat in their group to qualify for the Cup.
They went out in the Quarter-Finals to 2009
Barca Fives winners Luminy Wolves of France.
The Krakow Trophy was their destination for
2013 and was their least successful on the pitch
but did include a sensational comeback from
3-0 down to equalise 3-3 in the last minute
of the game in one of the games of the tournament.
At the 2014 Berlin Fives they drew 2 and lost
2 (to the eventual Cup and eventual Plate Runners-Up)
before a narrow 2-1 defeat in the Plate Quarter-Finals
to the eventual winners Scandittack FC.
the early stages of this game it was clear that
It's Back had been drawn against some high quality
opposition. Bubble Football were clearly a very
good side and It's Back did well to keep them
at bay in the first half but they did reach
the break a goal down as Ivo Simoes scored the
first of the day.
the second period the goals flowed as Bubble
Football turned the screw. Tiago Mendes made
it 2-0 before Ruben Figueredo and Hernani Bernardo
capped a fine 4-0 victory.