The 36-year-old Golan came from 2-0 down to lose in the fifth game, 3-2 (11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 12-10).
This time it was not to be.
In a fierce final that lasted 81 minutes, Borja Golan could not in the fifth game with the number one of the tournament, the German Raphael Kandra, who took the title in the fifth game by two points, and that the Santiagués came to have a 6-2 lead, but then a Golan ball went to the plate and changed the development of the final game.
Borja went from strength to strength, losing the first two games (11-6 and 11-8) and coming back to force the fifth (7-11 and 7-11).
The German was pressured by the reigning champion to exhaustion, and could only win in the end by 12-10 in front of an audience devoted to the exhibition of play and waste of energy of both players, who made the spectators vibrate in Bucharest.
With no time to rest, after playing this final for the European championship, Borja Golan flew directly to France to play another tournament in France.