who would take their place in the Final from the
second Semi-Final? The two teams set to do battle
were FC Radbroke against FC Xaverov. FC Xaverov
were at this stage for the first time but FC Radbroke
had been here before at the 2010 Valencia Fives
when they went out to eventual champions Futbol
City. Having made Cup Quarter-Final in Barcelona
2009, Semi-Final in Valencia 2010 it would certainly
be fitting if they made the Final in Prague 2011.
game itself was a hugely entertaining one even
if there was a lack of goals in the first period
as the teams went into the break at 0-0. In all
the Cup knock-out games so far the largest victory
of margin was just the one goal with 60% of the
games going to extra time. This one looked like
it was going to be no different.
full-time the teams were still level but at 1-1
this team with a Rudolf Schiller goal for the
Czechs (his fifth of the competition). Pete Cox
scored the goal for FC Radbroke which, coincidentally,
was also his fifth of the competition. We were
into Golden Goal for the fourth time in six Cup
games. It showed just what a close tournament
Xaverov had struck gold with a Quarter-Final Golden
Goal in their last match but they were to find
out what it was to be like on the losing side
of the coin this time as Pete Cox scored his sixth
and most valuable goal of the 2011 Prague Masters.
The FC Radbroke side broke into fantastic celebrations
but it was disappointment for the Czech team.
Xaverov had improved from a 2010 Cup Quarter-Final
to a 2011 Cup Semi-Final. Could they emulate their
conquerors today by reaching the final in 2012?
We will have to wait and see.