second Cup Semi-Final was between Lozenetz City
and Los de Casa with both teams bidding to make
their first eurofootballfives.com final.
City were on a run of 5 successive victories and
hoping to make that 6. A game against the defending
champions determined to hold on to their crown
would surely be their most difficult test yet.
was a fiery contest between two committed teams.
This match was certainly not a friendly and there
was some tasty challenges going in and if Los
de Casa wanted to upset the Bulgarian team's rhythm
as part of their tactics it was working. Lozenetz
City just wanted to get the ball and play but
they were not allowed to. When Los de Casa went
ahead through Alejandro the task for Lozenetz
City became very difficult.
went behind in the Quarter-Finals but had plenty
of time to recover. They still had time in this
one but not as much of it and time was largely
against them. An unsavoury incident with a couple
of minutes to go should have seen a Los de Casa
red card for a late challenge on the Lozenetz
goalkeeper but nothing was given. Lozenetz were
rightly aggrieved and with Los de Casa down to
4 they could well have snatched an equalizer to
take the game into extra time. It didn't happen
though and Los de Casa advanced 1-0.
was farewell to Lozenetz City who were naturally
disappointed at their exit. We look forward to
seeing them in action again in 2012.