Sporting confirms the European title: third overall, the most victorious in Portugal

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After two years, nothing has changed. Sporting continues to be the European Champion after the 2018-19 victory and the cancellation of 2019-20. The team of Paulo Freitas won with great stubbornness after being at a 2-0 disadvantage their third Euroleague. In overtime the masterpiece, thanks to the goals of Perez and Romero. Romero and Girao are the “Azemad MVP”, respectively the best player and best goalkeeper voted for by the accredited press. It’s the third victory and became the first Portuguese club with three victories in EuroLeague, overtaking Porto and Benfica.

The first half with Porto immediately flying to 2-0 in three minutes with Rafa Costa’s goal deflecting a shot from long range and Gonçalo Alves’ direct shot. Sporting Clube de Portugal managed to halve the gap thanks to Platero’s deflection on Romero’s shot. The whitegreens gain meters and become much more dangerous than the first period. Ferran Font was sent off for roughing in the centre of the area in the first half, but Alves being stopped by Girao. Reinaldo Garcia is also shown a blue card, and Perez’s direct shot fails to pass Malian. They finished the first half in 3 vs 3 on the rink. In the second half Sporting’s pressure is always high but the two goalkeepers get the better of the many shots from medium and long-distance. Perez made good use of a powerplay in the 12th to make it 2-2, but there are also two direct shots (three total) not made by the title holders. 
Despite everything, Freitas’ team managed to give the decisive shoulder in overtime, especially in the first five minutes, when they scored twice, once with Perez and one with Romero on direct shooting. Alves put his team back in the second half but an error was fatal in the final, when the goalkeeper was taken off, but it was a technical error and the red card was given, as per the rules, to the coach and captain. Sporting is back for the third time European Champion.

EUROLEAGUE – Final Four –  May 15-16 in Luso (Portugal)

Final
h 17.30 – Match #12 – FC Porto (PT) x Sporting CP (PT) = 3-4 (2-1, 0-1, 0-2, 1-0)
Porto: Malian, Rafa, Barroso, R.Garcia (C), Alves – Mena, Cocco, Poka, Di Benedetto, T.Rodrigues – Coach Cabestany
Sporting: Girao, T.Pinto, Platero, Font, Souto – Romero, Perez, Verona, Gil, Macedo – Coach Freitas
Scorers: 1st half: 3’06” Rafa (P), 3’19” Alves (dir.shot) (P), 13’50” Platero (S) – 2nd half: 12’14” Perez (S) – 1st overtime: 2’16” Perez (S), 2’35” Romero (dir.shot) (S) – 2nd overtime: 2’03” Alves (pen) (P)
Penalties: 1st half: 3’19” Platero (2′) (S), 22’59” Font (red and 4′) (S), 24’00” R.Garcia (2′) (P) – 2nd half: 11’52” Poka (2′) (P) – 1st overtime: 2’32” R.Garcia (2′) (P) – 2nd overtime: 3’50” Porto bench (red for change the goalkeeper) (4′) (P) 
Referees: Sergi Mayor (Spain) and Ivan Gonzalez (Spain)

 

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In television, the Euroleague Final four will be broadcasted entirely by RTP1, Rtp Internacional and RTP Africa.
The new WEBTV of World Skate Europe. will show by https://europe.worldskate.tv with the portuguese voice of Josè Santos. 
After the matches, you will find the Highlights in our WebTV and also in our new Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/EURORINKHOCKEYTV
 

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HISTORY EUROLEAGUE
65-66   CP VOLTREGA’
66-67   REUS DEPORTIU
67-68   REUS DEPORTIU
68-69   REUS DEPORTIU
69-70   REUS DEPORTIU
70-71   REUS DEPORTIU
71-72   REUS DEPORTIU
72-73   FC BARCELONA
73-74   FC BARCELONA
74-75   CP VOLTREGA’
75-76   CP VOLTREGA’
76-77   SPORTING LISBONA
77-78   FC BARCELONA
78-79   FC BARCELONA
79-80   FC BARCELONA
80-81   FC BARCELONA
81-82   FC BARCELONA
82-83   FC BARCELONA
83-84   FC BARCELONA
84-85   FC BARCELONA
85-86   FC PORTO
86-87   HC LICEO LA CORUNA
87-88   HC LICEO LA CORUNA
88-89   CE NOIA
89-90   FC PORTO
90-91   OC BARCELOS
91-92   HC LICEO LA CORUNA
92-93   IGUALADA HC
93-94   IGUALADA HC
94-95   IGUALADA HC
95-96   IGUALADA HC
96-97   FC BARCELONA
97-98   IGUALADA HC
98-99   IGUALADA HC
99-00   FC BARCELONA
00-01   FC BARCELONA
01-02   FC BARCELONA
02-03   HC LICEO LA CORUNA
03-04   FC BARCELONA
04-05   FC BARCELONA
05-06   FOLLONICA HOCKEY
06-07   FC BARCELONA
07-08   FC BARCELONA (SPA)
08-09   REUS DEPORTIVO (SPA)
09-10   FC BARCELONA (SPA)
10-11   LICEO LA CORUNA (SPA)
11-12   LICEO LA CORUNA (SPA)
12-13   BENFICA
13-14   FC BARCELONA
14-15   FC BARCELONA
15-16   BENFICA
16-17   REUS DEPORTIU
17-18   FC BARCELONA
18-19   SPORTING CP
19-20   CANCELLED
20-21   SPORTING CP

CLUBS RECORDS
22 Cups: FC Barcelona (SP)
8 Cups: Reus (SP)
6 Cups: Liceo (SP), Igualada (SP)
3 Cups: Voltrega (SP), Sporting CP (PT)
2 Cups: Porto (PT), Benfica (PT)

NATION RECORDS
46 Cups: Spain, last 2018
8 Cups: Portugal, last 2021
1 Cup: Italy, last 2006