Porto & Sporting gain the first three points. Barça and Liceo, an intense tie

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The first matchday presents us already with two teams able to qualify for the Final Four.  In two matches, the winners had a difficult start. Porto suffered a tremendous 0-3 against Noia, but patiently and raising the rhythm they managed to overcome their opponent in the second half by finishing the game 7-4. The most important goals were scored by Barroso, Alves and Carlo Di Benedetto (2 goals), while for the spanish scored three goals (the best goalscorer so far) the young Manrubia. Coach Freitas’ Sporting made things clear by signing 2-0 straight away. However, Reus patiently managed to recover early in the second half with Alex Rodriguez (2 goals). The “green-white” team managed the times better and managed to score with 5 players, Font, Pinto, Souto, Perez and Romero, demonstrating an excellent team closeness. Intense tie between Spanish duel Barça-Liceo, 2-2 but nobody gain the three points of the victory. The Group B seems to be the more balanced game in this event. Tomorrow other three games could be define the qualification to the Final Four.
 

EUROLEAGUE – First Phase – April, 9-10-11 in Luso (Portugal)

1st matchday – Friday 9th April 2021 (local time)
h 13.00 – Match #01 – Group A – FC Porto x CE Noia = 7-4
Porto: Malian, Rafa, Barroso, Reinaldo Garcia, Alves – Di Benedetto C, Cocco, Mena, Poka, Rodrigues – Coach Cabestany
Noia: Fernandes, Esteller, Ferrer, Costa, Manrubia – Pujadas, Ballart, Salvado, Zapater – Coach Lopez F
Scorers: 1’31” Manrubia (N), 4’53” Manrubia (N), 12’31” Costa (pen) (N), 12’38” Barroso (P), 16’56” Di Benedetto C (P) – 2nd: 4’58” Manrubia (N), 4’59” Manrubia (dir.shot) (N), 5’42” Alves (pen) (P), 7’06” Mena (P), 7’18” Barroso (P), 15’53” Di Benedetto C (P), 22’04” Alves (P)
Penalties: 2nd: 22’04” Coach (2′) (N)

h 17.00 – Match #04 – Group B – Sporting CP x Reus Deportiu = 5-3
Reus: Ballart, Salvat, Bancells, Julia, Rodriguez
Sporting: Girao, Font, Platero, Perez, Romero – 
Scorer: 1st: 9’00” Perez (S), 15’06” Souto (S), 18’01” Rodriguez (R), 22’12” Font (dir.shot) (S) – 2nd: 5’47” Rodriguez (dir.shot) (R), 13’38” Pinto (S), 14’15” Romero (dir.shot) (S), 23’08” Najera (R)
Penalties: 1st: 8’21” Carbò (R) – 2nd: 14’15” Gimenez (2′) (R)

h 20.00 – Match #07 – Group C – Barça x Deportivo Liceo = 2-2
FCB: Egurrola, Bargallò, Panadero, Nunes, Alvarez – Rodrigues, Pascual, Roca, Alabart, Fernandez – Coach Castro
Liceo: Grau C, Di Benedetto R, Platero, Dava Torres, Adroher – Carballeira, Oruste, Grau M, Ciocale, Rodriguez – Coach Copa
Scorers: 1st: 3’52” Torres (L), 10’57” Alabart (B), 20’41” Bargallo (B) – 2nd: 17’07” Carballeira (pen) (L)

STANDINGS: Group A – Porto 3 points, Noia 0, Barcelos 0 * (* 1 match less)
Group B – Sporting 3 points, Reus 0, Oliveirense 0 * (* 1 match less)
Group C – Barça 1 point, Liceo 1, Benfica 0 * (* 1 match less)
 

2nd matchday – Saturday 10th April 2021 (local time)
h 12.00 – Match #02 – Group A – CE Noia x OC Barcelos
LIVE Streaming WSE TV – Esport3 Webtv
h 15.00 – Match #05 – Group B – Reus Deportiu x UD Oliveirense
LIVE Streaming WSE TV – Esport3 Webtv
h 18.00 – Match #08 – Group C – Deportivo Liceo x SL Benfica
LIVE TV Benfica TV & Tv Galicia – LIVE Streaming WSE TV 
 

3rd matchday – Sunday 11th April 2021 (local time)
h 14.00 – Match #03 – Group A – OC Barcelos x FC Porto
LIVE TV Porto Canal – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 17.00 – Match #06 – Group B – UD Oliveirense x Sporting CP
LIVE TV Sporting TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV
h 20.00 – Match #09 – Group C – SL Benfica x Barça
LIVE TV Barça TV & Benfica TV – LIVE Streaming WSE TV

Photo Credit, Antonio Lopes (Sporting-Reus)

LIVE COVERAGE

All nine matches will be broadcasted live on many platforms. All the TV rights in this season are left free to the local organizers and in this case, the production is entrusted to HockeyGlobal. They will stream to their Facebook and Youtube; instead, the new WEBTV of World Skate Europe. will show by https://europe.worldskate.tv with the portuguese voice of Josè Santos. 
In television, the Euroleague first phase will be shown through the Portuguese channels, Benfica TV, Porto Canal, Sporting TV and the Spanish, Barça TV, Esports3 (TV3 Catalunya) and Tv Galicia
After the matches, you will find the Highlights in our WebTV and also in our new Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/EURORINKHOCKEYTV
 

SPECIAL COVERAGE FOR WSEUROPE-RINKHOCKEY WEBSITE

WSE-RH will follow with special coverage in social network and in the section of WS Europe Cup www.wseurope-rinkhockey.org/euroleague with the official photos of Antonio Lopes.
In our Social Networks will be added special contents from the rink.

Every Match will be covered from our OFFICIAL LIVESCORING in multi-language with all the official statistics and event during the game. 

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