Spain-Italy will be the final for the EuroTitle 2018 for category Under 20 (h 21.00 local time, h 22.00 CET). Italy won against Germany for 6-3 and Spain won against Portugal for 5-2, ahead of 1500 spectators of Pavilhao Monserrate de Viana. Portugal tried to win the match but Spain has shown one of the best perfomance of this tournament: tomorrow will play against Germany for reaching the bronze medal (h 19.00 local time). For the 5th place-6th place Switzerland-England. Italy made the “double” after the final of 2016 and didn’t win since 1991. Spain didn’t win since 2008. All the matches live only on our webTV www.cers-rinkhockey.tv
SWITZERLAND – ENGLAND = 6-3 (3-1, 3-2)
Switzerland: Blochlinger, Meier, Althaus (3), Wittwer, Boll (1)- Walther, Loye, Schuler (1), Schmid (1), Kauter – Coach Simons
England: Hayward, O’Donovan, Norris (2), Horn (1), Daly – Seiky, Oldroyd, Norton, Mills – Coach Amaral
Referees: Leao (PT), Niestroy (DE)
Complete stats: http://bit.ly/13swieng
Switzerland conquered the first victory and earned the three points. England suffered the first break of Suisse but they returned to the game at the middle of the match for a partial 4-3. In last minutes, England tried to reduce the gap but two blue cards in few seconds, has permitted to the Simons’ team to win for 6 to 3. 3 Goals for Althaus. Tomorrow the same match for the final 5th/6th place.
ITALY – GERMANY = 6-3 (4-2, 2-1)
Italy: Zampoli, Nadini (1), Galimberti (1), Compagno (2), Ehimi – Mattugini (1), Lazzarotto (1), Ardit, Rosi, Bertozzi – Coach Mariotti
Germany: Langenohl, Jachtmann, Ober (3), Thiel, Borkei – Morovic, Koch, Cuntz, Dobbratz, Brandt – Coach Wahlen
Referees: Melero (SP), Teixeira (PT)
Complete stats: http://bit.ly/14itager
Germany tried to surprise the italians in first 10 minutes with 2 goals of Ober. But the answer of Italy has arrived in 2 minutes, the time for taking the draw 2-2. Italians grew up and after the first period scored other 2 goals for total 4-2. In second period Italy has controlled the game: another victory for other three points for reaching the gold medal final as in 2016. Germany has conquered again a final of 3-4 place after 6 years.
PORTUGAL – SPAIN = 2-5 (2-4, 0-1)
Portugal: Mendes, Trabulo, Santos (1), Lima (1), Pereira – Ramos, Neto, Neves, Malo, Edo – Coach Ferrao
Spain: Ferrer, Domenech (1), Ricart (1), Manrubia (1), Joseph (2) – Grau, Molas, Gamissans, Pujadas, Anglas – Coach Macia
Referees: Fronte (IT), Eggimann (CH)
Complete stats: http://bit.ly/15porspa
Spain won for 2-5 the last game of the qualification and has taken the first position with 15 points. Unbeatean the spanish team, also ahead an incredibile Pavilhao Monserrate, with 1500 spectators. After the first of Portugal after few seconds, Spain scored third goals in a row from minute 6 to minute 11 with Joseph, Ricart and Manrubia. Joao Lima at 16 minute reduced the gap for 4-2 of first 25 minutes. In the second half, Portugal has tried to return in the match but they failed many chance to score the draw. In the last 10 minutes Spain score the fifth goal and the team of Macia returned to the final after 4 years. Portugal will play the final for the bronze medal against Germany at 19.00 h.
FINAL QUALIFICATION STANDING
Spain 15 points, Italy 12, Portugal 9, Germany 6, Switzerland 3, England 0
TOP 3 SCORERS
Compagno (Italy) 12 goals, Santos (Portugal) 10 goals, Manrubia and Joseph (Spain) 10 goals.