Decision for the entrance into EUROBOWL XXXII
This weekend, the decision will made, who will get the ticket for the EUROBOWL XXXII on 9th/10th of June 2018, when the New Yorker Lions receive the Amsterdam Crusaders and the Samsung Frankfurt Universe meets Flash La Courneuve.
The two German teams each have two advantages: An away win in the previous game and a final home game for the entry into the final of the BIG6 EUROBOWL Tournament.
In Braunschweig, with the Lions and the Crusaders two teams meet, who have already made history both nationally and internationally. Both clubs are record champions in their national associations, both have already won the EUROBOWL several times. But yet the signs could not be more different for both.
While the Lions are hungry for their 12th title in the upcoming GFL season, the Crusaders have preferred to play only games against international opponents this season without taking part in the national league after 19 national championships to attend a higher level.
While the Lions are aiming for their eighth and fourth consecutive EUROBOWL title, the Crusaders' victories in 1991 and 1992 have already been over 25 years ago.
While the Lions won their away game at Flash La Courneuve with 10-6, the Crusaders lost their encounter against the Samsung Frankfurt Universe at home with 9-40.
The favorite role is distributed. But who knows what will happen in a football game.
Universe faces great challenge against Flash
Despite all the internal difficulties surrounding the financial realization of the season, the team of the Samsung Frankfurt Universe delivers on the field. The clear success in Amsterdam was followed by a 17-0 away win at the Munich Cowboys in the first game of the GFL season. The last year's finalist and host of the EUROBOWL XXXI seems well prepared for the next task.
But this competition seems to be a lot more difficult than the two games of the previous weeks. With Flash La Courneuve the reigning French champion is coming to Frankfurt, who looked like the winner in the first game of the EUROBOWL tournament against the reigning champion from Braunschweig until deep into the last quarter. However, a single carelessness in the defense left the Frenchman standing there empty handed.
Strengthened by a 41-18 victory against the Aix-en-Provence Argonautes in the domestic league, the guest from France will appear in Frankfurt in the fight for a place in EUROBOWL with a lot of self-confidence.
BIG6 EUROBOWL tournament, 2nd gameday:
Saturday, 6 p.m., Eintracht Stadium: New Yorker Lions vs. Amsterdam Crusaders LIVE STREAM
Saturday, 7 p.m., PSD Bank Arena: Samsung Frankfurt Universe vs. Flash la Courneuve LIVE STREAM