second Semi-Final was Los Froggies Del Patron
versus Bayern Badonde. Both teams had an identical
record in terms of results with 3 wins, 1 draw
and 2 defeats so we were expecting a close match
here. Bayern Badonde had lost 4-1 to Las Zacaranas
earlier in the day and could well have been
looking for revenge over their sister squad
as well as a place in the Plate Final.
Froggies Del Patron had a mixed record in our
tournaments in the knockout phase of our tournaments.
On debut they went all the way to the Cup Final
at the 2016 Lisbon Tournament. Since then it
has been 2 defeats in the Quarters at the 2018
Riga Tournament (Cup) and the 2019 Budapest
Fives (Plate). It was third time lucky in the
Quarters today with a 2-1 win over AFC Blue
Boys 1. Could they reach a second final?
was Bayern Badonde though who got off to a flyer
in this one. Alex Jacobs scored his second goal
of the tournament and arguably the most important
to give his team a lead. Charlie Courtney's
second in as many games made it 2-0. The half-time
whistle went and Los Froggies Del Patron had
it all to do in the second half.
next goal was clearly going to be vital. It
was Pierre Lachaud who scored it to reduce the
deficit to 2-1. There was a certain similarity
to Bayern Badonde's QF when they went 2-0 up
before conceding for 2-1. This time there was
to be no further addition to the score as the
Bayern Badonde defence held firm.
was no way back for Los Forggies Del Patron
who'd played well today but just missed out
on the final by a narrow margin. Rumours are
we will see them at the 2022 Barcelona Fives
later this year for another crack at glory.