Galacticos (Eng)




Futbol City (Spa)


The 2010 Valencia Fives would see a brand new winner. From the 20 teams in the original draw just two remained. Futbol City and Galacticos were just two halves of 8 minutes away from glory. The final would see Spain versus England with a clash of cultures and a clash of styles. It would be intriguing stuff to see who would emerge victorious.

The two teams had met earlier in the day in Group D. When they met on that occasion both teams were unbeaten with three victories but in the head-to-head clash Futbol City emerged 3-0 winners to take the Group D title. Since then both teams had won two from two to reach this stage and Futbol City would very much like a repeat of the morning game. Galacticos's task was to ensure that did not happen.

It did not start well for Galacticos as the game had barely kicked off when Wilmar Asensi Alberola put Futbol City 1-0 up. Within a matter of minutes though we were back to all square as Galacticos pulled level through Marcus Foley. The game was then very even and the two teams fought tooth and nail. It looked like the teams would turn round at the break level but Ibrahima Bryo had different ideas as he gave Futbol City an important lead and a great psychological blow.

For much of the second half the game was still in the balance and the trophy could still be held aloft by either captain. It was then that we saw the decisive moment and the killer blow. In a moment of pure brilliance Angel Ormeno Lopez struck a bouncing ball from just inside the Galacticos half true as tracer bullet into the top corner that left Shah Pathan with no chance in the Galacticos goal. It made the scoreline 3-1 and it was a hammer blow to the English team's chances. From there it was always going to be a tough ask and Tomas Ormeno Lopez capitalized on the situation with two late goals to make the winning score 5-1.

Our commiserations go to Galacticos on coming so close and the 5-1 final score was particularly harsh on them. They were very much in the game until mid-way through the second half. We are sure, with performances like these, a title will not be too far away.

We send our congratulations to all the teams who participated in what was a great day's competition and most importantly our winners, Futbol City . The local team celebrated in spectacular style and with a 100% record which included 7 victories it has hard to say they were not worthy winners on the day.

Thank you to all our teams who made the Valencia Fives a great finale to our 2010 season. We look forward to seeing you all again for an even better 2011!

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