FC and Lilchicago met in Cup Quarter-Final #2.
Both teams had reached the Cup competition for
the second time in their eurofootballfives.com
careers. Burritos reached the Semi-Final in Lisbon
last year, Lilchicago made it to the Quarter-Final
earlier this year in Mallorca.
the second time in as many years Burritos FC had
topped their 5-team group with a haul of 9 points.
Lilchicago had finished second in their group
here on 7 points and would start the game as slight
underdogs. It was Burritos FC who took the lead
as Lincoln Chawora scored with a great finish
under pressure from the last defender and goalkeeper
before embarking on his increasingly familiar
goal celebration. The strike put Burritos FC in
charge going into the change of ends.
looked like that goal might be enough to win it
as Burritos remained 1-0 up for most of the second
half but there was a sting in the tail. Sarunas
Krasauskas scored a late equalizer to make it
1-1 and send the game into a penalty shoot-out.
may well have entered the shoot-out with trepidation
as they went out at this same stage via penalties
in Mallorca. It was Burritos FC to shoot first….
Lee was the first man to step forward but he dragged
his penalty wide. Sarunas Krasauskas must have
been brimming with confidence after his equalizer
but he handed Burritos FC a reprieve shooting
straight at the goalkeeper. William Noden read
the penalty well to make the save.
Chawora, with 3 goals to his name today, was up
next. He struck his penalty to the goalkeeper's
left. Justinas Stonys chose the right way and
made the save. Vaidas Garsvinskas broke the deadlock
by coolly slotting the ball into the bottom right-hand
corner to make it advantage Lilchicago.
Monaghan simply had to score to keep Burritos
in it…and he did. He won the mind games with the
‘keeper - Stonys was unmoved as Monaghan struck
it to the right hand side of the goal. Captain
Danas Kulisauskas had the chance to win it for
Lilchicago but William Noden was up to the job.
He got down quickly to keep the strike out. It
was 1-1 and time for sudden death.
Taylor went for power as he went down the middle.
The ball was heading under the bar until Stonys
raised an arm to tip it over. Lilchicago had a
second chance to win it with Lukas Melaika the
man with the task to take his team's fourth penalty.
He went for the curler but he curled it wide of
the post. Burritos FC were still alive!
we went down the squad lists it was Andrew Perris
up next. His penalty was similar to Joe Taylor's
before. It was a power penalty high and down the
middle but Stonys was equal to it as he palmed
it over again.
had a third chance to win it. Martynas Vyzintas
had the weight of pressure on his shoulders but
he made no mistake. A firmly struck penalty to
the bottom left saw the net bulge and Lilchicago
progress to the next stage.
had to say goodbye to Burritos FC and would like
to thank Joe Taylor for organizing his troops
once again. We hope you enjoyed your visit to