Spain wins the 18th European Title. 2-1 the result of the Final

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It is Spain to raise up the trophy for the 18th time European Champion. A double with the last edition of 2018, 9 in the last 11 editions. A very balanced final between Spain and France, decided in the second overtime just 2 and a half minutes from penalties, with a winning tap-in by Toni Perez. France created the best chances from the net, finding an excellent Carles Grau to save everything possible. Bruno Di Benedetto unlocked the match but the draw came on penalty from another young player, Carballeira. But the overtime experience of Perez and much of Spain made the difference, despite a couple of counter-attacks not exploited by the French who still come out with their heads held high.
Best AZEMAD MVP player is the French Carlo Di Benedetto, also second best scorer of the tournament after Gonçalo Alves with 12, and the best AZEMAD MVP goalkeeper is Baptiste Bonneau, the french goalkeeper.

A final eve characterized by the cancellation of the match between Portugal and Italy, with both teams that do not show up on the rink caused by two Covid-19 positives in the Portuguese selection. As a precaution it was not played with great awareness of the two European teams. 

The final of the 5th-6th place was also played in the afternoon where Andorra imposed itself with a decisive 5-1, the result of a high-level first half that surprised Germany that was no longer able to enter the game.

Spain, new European champion (Photo by Antonio Lopes / WSERH)

FINAL RANKING: 1st Spain, 2nd France, 3rd not assigned, 4th not assigned, 5th Andorra, 6th Germany

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS -> #OKEuro #okparedes
 

Schedule – Pavilhão Municipal de Paredes (Portugal)
1st matchday – Monday 15th November 2021
15:30 (local time – GMT | 16:30 CET) – Italy x France = 5-8 
18:30 (local time – GMT | 19:30 CET) – Spain x Andorra = 11-0 
21:45 (local time – GMT ! 22:45 CET) – Portugal x Germany = 10-0

2nd matchday – Tuesday 16th November 2021
15:30 (local time – GMT | 16:30 CET) – Italy x Spain = 4-4 
18:30 (local time – GMT | 19:30 CET) – Andorra x Germany = 1-5 
21:45 (local time – GMT | 22:45 CET) – France x Portugal = 5-3

3rd matchday – Wednesday 17th November 2021
15:30 (local time – GMT | 16:30 CET) – Germany x Spain = 2-11 (1-6, 1-5)
18:30 (local time – GMT | 19.30 CET) – Andorra x France = 5-5 (2-3, 3-2)
21:45 (local time – GMT | 22:45 CET) – Portugal x Italy = 4-4 (1-1, 3-3)

4th matchday – Thursday 18th November 2021
15:30 (local time – GMT | 16:30 CET) – France x Germany = 5-2 (4-1, 1-1)
18:30 (local time – GMT | 19:30 CET) – Italy x Andorra = 10-1 (3-0, 7-1)
21:45 (local time – GMT | 22:45 CET) – Spain x Portugal = 9-10 (4-4, 5-6)

5th matchday – Friday 19th November 2021
15:30 (local time – GMT | 16:30 CET) – Italy x Germany = 4-1 (1-0, 3-1)
18:30 (local time – GMT | 19:30 CET) – France x Spain = 1-3 (0-2, 1-1)
21:45 (local time – GMT | 22:45 CET) – Portugal x Andorra = 12-1 (6-1, 6-0)
STANDING: Spain 10 p (+21), France 10 p (+6), Portugal 10 p (+11), Italy 8 p  (+9), Germany 3p (-21), , Andorra 1 p (-35)
FINAL STANDING for the three places: Spain 3 points (1), France 3 points (0), Portugal 3 points (-1)

Final day – Saturday 20th November 2021
14:30 (local time – GMT | 15:30 CET) – Germany x Andorra = 1-5 (0-5, 1-0)
Germany: Kutscha, Hages, Strieder, Thiel, Karschau (C) – Platz, Zilken, Hass, Rindfleisch, Hilbertz – Coach: Wahlen
Andorra: De Sousa, Miquel G (C), Dilme A, Antequera O, Picanyol – Miquel L, Dilme N, Antequera A, Cerqueda, Xicola – Coach: Ballart
Scorers: 1p: 4’44” Antequera (pen) (A), 7’03” Dilme A (A), 9’51” Miquel G (A), 22’21” Picanyol (A), 24’33” Dilme A (dir.shot) (A) – 2p: 20’45” Strieder (G)
Referees: Ferrari (IT) and Fronte (IT)

17:00 (local time – GMT | 18:00 CET) – Portugal x Italy – not played

20:00 (local time – GMT | 21:00 CET) – Spain x France = 2-1 overtime (0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 1-0)
Spain: Grau C, Barroso, Panadero, Alabart, Bargallo (C) – Font, Aragones, Perez, Carballeira, Malian – Coach: Cabestany
France: Bonneau, Di Benedetto C (C), Di Benedetto R, Di Benedetto B – Le Berre, Savreux L, Debrouver, Gefflot – Coach: Savreux F
Scorers: 2p: 7’34” Di Benedetto B (F), 14’20” Carballeira (pen) (S) – 2nd overtime: 2’17” Perez (S)
Penalties: 2p: 10’40” Carballeira (2′) (S)

HISTORY
1926    ENGLAND
1927    ENGLAND
1928    ENGLAND
1929    ENGLAND
1930    ENGLAND
1931    ENGLAND
1932    ENGLAND
1934    ENGLAND
1936    ENGLAND
1937    ENGLAND
1938    ENGLAND
1939    ENGLAND
1947    PORTUGAL
1948    PORTUGAL
1949    PORTUGAL
1950    PORTUGAL
1951    SPAIN
1952    PORTUGAL
1953    ITALY
1954    SPAIN
1955    SPAIN
1956    PORTUGAL
1957    SPAIN
1959    PORTUGAL
1961    PORTUGAL
1963    PORTUGAL
1965    PORTUGAL
1967    PORTUGAL
1969    SPAIN
1971    PORTUGAL
1973    PORTUGAL
1975    PORTUGAL
1977    PORTUGAL
1979    SPAIN
1981    SPAIN
1983    SPAIN
1985    SPAIN
1987    PORTUGAL
1990    ITALIA
1992    PORTUGAL
1994    PORTUGAL
1996    PORTUGAL
1998    PORTUGAL
2000    SPAIN
2002    SPAIN
2004    SPAIN
2006    SPAIN
2008    SPAIN
2010    SPAIN
2012    SPAIN
2014    ITALY
2016    PORTUGAL
2018    SPAIN
2021    SPAIN

RECORDS:
Portugal 21
Spain 18
England 13
Italy 3