second Quarter-Final saw Pangare Futebol Clube
take on Lanky Londoners. Pangare Futebol Clube
won the Cup in 2017 and looked to have fallen
for the curse of the defending champions where
only 1 team has ever successfully defended a
eurofootballfives.com title. Although they were
unable to retain the title they could become
the 9th team to boast a Cup and a Plate win
in their eurofootballfives.com career.
of curses, Lanky Londoners must have been cursing
their luck – not only were they drawn in the
toughest group of the day as it turned out but
they now had the Brazilians to face in the knock-out
phase. As Good Latitude, Lanky Londoners reached
the Plate Quarter-Finals of the 2017 Barcelona
Fives when they drew 1-1 with Welsh team FourInTina
although they missed out on the Semi-Final after
losing a thrilling penalty shoot-out, 7-6.
Londoners would have their work cut out against
the team with the second best record of all
teams in the Plate. PAngare Futebol Clube had
taken 9 points from their group games, had a
goal difference of +8 (joint third in the tournament)
and were joint top scorers in the entire tournament
with 15 goals.
Londoners more than held their own in the opening
period. At the interval the two teams were level.
Goals from Enrique Martinez (Lanky Londoners)
and Felipe Soares de Alencar (Pangere Futebol
Clube) cancelled each other out. After the break
though the Brazilians turned the screw. Felipe
Soares de Alencar added his second of the game
plus there were goals from William Junior and
was not one way traffic though as Jack Stratford
scored his third of the tournament for Lanky
Londoners. Sadly for them, it was to be their
last goal of the day. It had been an extremely
tough fixture list for the Lanky Londoners.
Hopefully the fixture gods will be kinder to
them next time out.