The Real de la Jara team, ‘El Real’, was proclaimed on the afternoon of this Sunday, July 10, winner of a massive sixth edition of the Monesterio Futsal Marathon. They did it after more than 24 hours of competition and after beating the ‘Calera FS’ team, from Calera de León, in the final.
The truth is that the region’s futsal festival exceeded the expectations of the organization and the fans themselves. Things were already looking good when this Thursday the quota of registered teams had already been completed. With participants from Monesterio, Calera de León, El Real de la Jara or Fuente de Cantos, the Municipal Sports Center vibrated with each goal.
A whole night of football
At eight in the afternoon this Saturday, July 9, the group stage began, which lasted until six in the morning on Sunday. A hot and exciting morning of futsal that decided which teams would make it to the quarterfinals. It was then time to take a four-hour break in the competition, which resumed at ten in the morning. From then on and until two in the afternoon, the teams played to get to the semifinals.
Once again, the organization scheduled a break, this time to eat and avoid the hottest hours of a day with very high maximums. The bar service, managed by CP Monesterio, had prepared a paella that all attendees could enjoy.
Starting at six in the afternoon, ‘FS Miners’the Fuente de Cantos team, and ‘Calera FS’from Calera de León, faced each other in a first semi-final that left those present breathless and that ended with 0-4, which tipped the balance towards the Calereños.
All that was left was to know the other finalist, who would emerge from the meeting between ‘The real’from El Real de la Jara, and ‘Mixed’, from Monesterio. He was the first of them, by two goals to one, who made it to the final. And not only that, but later, at nine at night, they would beat those from Calera in a tremendous final that closed with a 3-0.
After the final whistle of the last game, it was time to congratulate the organization for a job well done, the teams for their participation and involvement, and everyone who did their part to make everything work out of ten. But it was also time to present the awards. Javier Granadero, Councilor for Sports, was in charge of doing it.
The award to best local team It was for ‘Mixtos FS’, who got a check for 100 euros. Also from this team was the best goalkeeper: Álex Morón, who took home a batch of Jamón de Monesterio products and a trophy. The award for top scorer It went to Álex Moniño, from ‘Mineros FS’, who also received a trophy and a batch of local Iberian products. Finally, ‘El Real’ pocketed the 1,200 euros and a trophy, corresponding to the first prize. For its part, ‘Calera FS’ also took home a trophy in addition to a check valued at 500 euroscorresponding to the second prize.
With a better taste than ever, the countdown has already begun for a new edition of the Monesterio Futsal Marathon.