all eyes were on Pitch A as we came down to the
biggest match of the day in the Open Age section
– The 2016 Lisbon Tournament Cup Final.
two teams set to do battle for the honour and
glory of victory were World Pinteur (France) versus
Parques Tejo (Portugal). History was on the side
of Parques Tejo as we had seen Portuguese success
here in Lisbon in both 2013 and 2015.
World Pinteur, it was the 8th time a French team
had reached a @eurofootball5's Cup Final. The
previous results were:
Barca Fives: Luminy Wolves bt Goldsmith Williams
3-2 on pens after 0-0 draw.
Mallorca Fives: Grant Thornton bt Skidmarks 2-0
Algarve Open: CFC A lost 6-1 to ManDem United
Algarve Open: CFC lost 1-0 to FC Radbroke
Berlin Fives: Luminy Wolves lost 5-1 to ABC United
Krakow Trophy: The A Team lost 2-1 to Budapest
Bratislava Fives: The A Team lost 1-0 to GSF Drunkerz
two teams had already played this morning and
on that occasion World Pinteur had won 2-0 and
a repeat would see them crowned as our third French
Cup Final began and the game was a very close
match in the early stages and it took a wonder
goal from Richard Leibovici to make the breakthrough.
The goal was sensational – he danced laterally
across the pitch on the edge of the penalty area
beating three men before turning and firing a
shot inside the post. It was a great individual
goal and worthy of any Cup Final. He had not scored
this morning but had now contributed two vital
goals when it mattered in the Semi-Final and the
next chance of the game fell to Djassy Gomes who
fired in a shot for Parques Tejo but Benoit Botteau
was equal to it to parry the ball away and keep
his team 1-0 up. The Portuguese had responded
well and were enjoying a good spell as they searched
for an equalizer with Elton also going close.
Parques Tejo then had a free-kick in a good position
but the ball was hit into the wall. World Pinteur
lead 1-0 at half-time.
pattern of the second half was that World Pinteur
sat back to hold on to their lead and look to
counter. Parques Tejo held most of the possession
as they looked to find a way through the French
defence which had not conceded all day. The World
Pinteur defence was holding up though restricting
the Portuguese team to shots from distance and
never seriously looked in trouble.
a big moment in the game. Parques Tejo came as
close as they had come all match when forcing
Botteau into a fine save. World Pinteur went up
the other end and made it 2-0. Dmitri Payet was
enjoying a wonderful tournament at Euro2016 and
here Kevin Payet ran clear of the Portuguese defence
to slot home and score the goal that could see
World Pinteur seal victory at the 2016 Lisbon