Euro Winners Cup 2023: Day 1 Round-up

The Men's Euro Winners Cup has begun in Nazaré

The Men’s Euro Winners Cup 2023 was in full swing on Monday, as teams from groups A to I played their first matches of this year’s tournament…


Group A
Palmacci scores crucial goals for Naxos BS 
ACS West Deva and Naxos BS went toe-to-toe in their Group A match, as Naxos BS were 2-0 up heading into the second period as Palmacci scored twice for the Italian team.

The Romanian’s struck twice in the second period scored by Zaha and Christian, but as did Naxos BS to keep themselves two goals ahead of their Group A opponents, as Sannino and Alla both hit the target.

Once again in the last period, ACS West Deva converted twice, but Palmacci’s hat-trick was enough to keep the side from Romania at bay.

Hulk’s hat-trick sinks ACD O Sótão
The local crowd came out in numbers to see Portuguese side, ACD O Sótão in action as they took on Pafos FC from Cyprus. Edson Hulk scored first, as the stadium erupted as Duarte Vivo made things all square by the end of the first period.

The team from Cyprus were ahead for the second time in the match in the second period once again thanks to Hulk’s strike, and he found his third of the night to increase Pafos’ lead to two. Duarte Vivo tried his best to salvage a comeback for the local side, but they didn’t have enough time on the clock to spare.

Group B
A bright start for Bohemians 1905
In the opening game of Group B it was Georgian side, Telavi BSC taking on Bohemians 1905. 

The side from Czechia made a bright start as they led by two goals to nil by the end of the first period as Radosta and Trampota scored at each side of the 12 minute period.

Bohemians 1905 then managed to double their advantage in the second period of play to make the score 4-0 through Salak, and Trampota bagging his brace on Day 1.

Aslan and Lasha found the net for Telavi, but with three minutes left of the last period, Salak converted his second goal of the game to ensure a brilliant start for his team in Group B.

2022 finalists find themselves top of Group B
Portuguese outfit, SC Braga began their quest for European glory once again looking to avenge last year’s final defeat as they entertained Estonian team, Nomme Olybet.

Scoring started fairly late in the first period, with Silva putting the number one ranked team in the World ahead, before Nene put Nomme Olybet back on level terms with 32 seconds left in the period. Just five seconds later however, Braga were back in front thanks to Pintado.

After two periods played, the score remained at 2-1 and in the third period the team from Portugal found three big goals to separate themselves from their opponents through Thanger, a Jordan free-kick, and Lourenço. The Braga players were overjoyed after the game ended, getting the result they were hoping for on the opening day.

Group C
Varzim SC attain the three points
It was a dominant start for life in Group C for Varzim SC defeated Ta’ Xbiex SC.

Giovane scored the only goal of the first period, as Fabio and Tim both found the net by the end of the second.

The Portuguese team then asserted their control of the match in the third period, striking five times through P.H, Trievelas, Renan, Tim for his second, and Neves. Nanapere pulled one back for his team in between, but it wasn’t enough.

A well earned victory for BSC Artur Music 
The first day of Group C at the Euro Winners Cup 2023 was concluded, as CD Marbella came up against BSC Artur Music on Pitch 3. The Ukranian drew first blood as Borsuk struck early on in the fixture, and increased the lead to two, coming by way of a Gustavo own goal, but Lucas Ponzetti slotted the ball in for Marbella with four and a half minutes to play in the period.

Nico and Pirata turned the game on its head for the Spanish side to lead for the first time in the Group C match in the second period with lack of a BSC Artur Music response.

However, The team from Ukraine team turned the tide of the fixture once again as the put a whopping five past CD Marbella to take all three points, despite Ponzetti scoring his second of the game.

Group D
Paterniti’s brace helps Marseille BT go top of Group D
It was a great beginning to Group D for Marseille BT as they won by five goals to one against ES Brainoise. Paterniti’s opener in the period set the pace for the team from France, as second period goals from Sciacca, Santos and Paterniti again gave them a four goal advantage against the Belgians.

The final period gave the leading side time to score a fifth, which they did through Cantona with just over three minutes played. Jamotte did damage Marseille’s clean sheet however, as the team from Belgium scored one late on.

Group E
Rostocker Robben put nine past GRAP
Rostocker Robben started the way in which they mean to go on in the Euro Winners Cup after a 9-4 victory over GRAP in Group E.

After the first 12 minutes, the German side were 2-1 after goals from Körner and Peterson, as Diogo scored one for the Portuguese squad.
The side from Germany found another three goals in the second period, through Damm, Körner and Kaufmann, as Diogo found his second.
Diogo then scored his third and fourth goals in the match, but Rostocker Robben scored four more to complete a 9-4 victory.
End to end stuff as Lenergy Pisa BS get it done
An extremely close match took place on the sand of Pitch 2 between BSC VIT and Lenergy Pisa BS in Group E. BSC VIT were three goals to the good after the first period as Voitok scored and Shcherytsia netted two. Cami found the net for Lenergy Pisa BS, as Voitok found his second of the evening.
Lenergy Pisa has a mountain to climb in the final period if they wanted to win or take the game to extra time, and climb it they did as Cami scored his hat-trick, along with goals from Ortolini and Jordan sealed the deal for the Italians.

Group F
A big win for New Team BS Brussels on the opening day
New Team BS Brussels and BSC Husty kicked off Group F in this year’s edition of the Men’s Euro Winners Cup.

Cristian T. began the scoring for the Belgians as he fired home following a corner, but the Slovakian sides managed to equalise before the end of the first period as Šmálik fired in his free-kick to the near post.

In the second period, New Team found their second and third goals of the match courtesy of a Ennya and Cristian. T for his second of the game. 

It got even better for the Belgium-based side in the third, as within the first minute of the period, Cristian. T had his hat-trick, Groyne scored his team’s sixth and a Javi Torres penalty got their seventh of the morning. Husty found the back of the net late on through Suchánek but it wasn’t enough, as New Team BS Brussels came out 7-2 victors on the opening day.

Levante UD with a five star performance
The second match of the day to take place Group F was a fixture between Portuguese side, CD Nacional and Spaniards, Levante UD. 

Andre opened the scoring for Nacional inside the opening two minutes of the match as controlled a lofted pass and his deflected effort drifted over the goalkeeper. United Arab Emirates International, Waleed Beshr hit a thunderous shot that fizzed into the bottom corner to bring Levante level and Suli Batis put the Spanish side ahead before the interval.

The second period began with an unfortunate own-goal, conceded by Gonçalo to give Levante a three goal advantage. This was followed by a spectacular overhead kick from Oliver and a close range finish from Lucas Xavier, as they began to pull away from the team native to Portugal.

Four goals arrived in the last period, with three going in the way of Levante from a second own-goal, after some wonderful skill from Xavier, and strikes from Pedrinho and Kuman. CD Nacional got their goal through Andre for his second of the match, but it didn’t mean much for the scoreline once the final whistle was blown.

Group G
Real Münster score seven on Day 1
To open Group G, World Winners Cup 2022 champions and German outfit, Real Münster took on BSC Nistru of Andorra. 

The Moldovan side struck the first blow as Sîrghi netted with two minutes played, and the happiness was short lived as Joscha Metzler, one-half of beach soccer duo ‘Volleypass’, found the back of the net to even the score at the break. 

Metzler then found his second of the match a with a side footed volley from close range, as Edu found Münster’s fifth. With just over a minute to go, both sides managed to score a goal each.

The hat-trick was complete for Metzler in the last period after converting a penalty early on, as Edu and Nowak scored the sixth and seventh for the German’s. Graur found his opening goal of the competition, but it was too little, too late for the Moldovans.

Three players score a brace, as Recreativo Huelva start their group stage right
The second and final Group G fixture of the day saw Spanish side, Recreativo Huelva face Grande Motte PBS, of France at the Estádio do Viveiro – Jordan Santos

Players from both scored a brace in the opening period as Edson scored first for Huelva, with Huck bringing his side straight back into the match a couple of minutes later. The Spanish natives found the net another two times in the period, as Edson scored his second and Gerlan added to the score board. With just under four minutes to Huck got himself on the scoresheet again to bring the score to 3-2.

Kuma struck twice for Recreativo in the second period to widen the gap between the sides, but Varrel finished his shot to to slightly decrease the amount of goals needed for Grande Motte.

Gerlan was the third Recreativo Huelva player to score a brace in this Group G encounter and the lead was further increased as Dani Haro fired home. 

A great start to the group stages for to the Spain-based side to keep up with Real Münster at the top of the tree.

Group H
A convincing outing from Falfala KQ BSC
British side, Isle of Wight BS began their Euro Winners Cup journey against Falfala KQ BSC, hailing from Israel. 

Jabareen fired the Israeli side in front in this one, before Isle of Wight shot in front with strikes coming from Alexandre and Callum with just over half of the period played.

From the second period onwards, it was all Falfala, as Ott and Amer Yatim scored the only goals in the second set of twelve and in the final phase of play, they found the net another four times with goals coming from Hodel – scoring two, as well as Jabareen for his second and Sarsur to close out the onslaught.

Napoli Patron BSC get points on the board, despite Maci hat-trick
The other two sides remaining in Group H were MFC Spartak of Bulgaria and Greek side, Napoli Patron BSC as they faced-off against one another.

Stavropoulos pounced first to give Napoli Patron BSC the lead in the first period. Paloumpis made the score 2-0 five minutes into the second period, as Maci and Djambazov brought the scores level by the end of the period.

Maci finalised his hat-trick in the last period, but the Greek side proved to be too strong, as goals from Skourtas, Ali and Jose meant the match finished 5-4.

Group I
Viareggio BS hold on for group stage triumph
Viareggio BS faced Alanya BS for their first outing of the Euro Winners Cup 2023. The Turkish team got the first of the evening from Terzioglu, but goals from Alisson and Zé Lucas put Viareggio ahead.

After a quiet second period, Ozu and Bertacca made the score 4-1, before two late goals from Alanya, courtesy of Yasin and Süer.

Bokinha shines in a comfortable ATLAS A.O. win
It was an outstanding opening match for ATLAS A.O. in this year’s tournament, as Bokinha put in a performance of a lifetime against AS Etaples.

He struck twice in the opening minutes, before finding his second shortly after, as Tsitsaris put in the third for his side. It was much of the same in the second period for Bokinha as he improved on his opening period, slamming home a hat-trick in just five minutes, whilst Gosselin found AS Etaples’ only goal of the match.

Bokinha then capped off his superb performance with one last goal in the third period for his sixth of the match to fire himself straight to the top of the goal scoring chart.

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Results (Day 1)
Group A
ACS West Deva 4-5 Naxos BS
Pafos FC 3-2 ACD O Sótão

Group B
Telavi BSC 2-5 Bohemians 1905
Nomme Olybet 1-5 SC Braga

Group C
Ta’ Xbiex SC 1-8 Varzim SC
CD Marbella 4-7 BSC Artur Music

Group D
Riga FC 3-0 Beach Royals
ES Brainoise 1-5 Marseille BT

Group E
GRAP 4-9 Rostocker Robben
BSC VIT 4-5 Lenergy Pisa BS

Group F
New Team BS Brussels 7-2 BSC Husty
CD Nacional 2-8 Levante UD

Group G
BSC Nistru 3-7 Real Münster
Recreativo Huelva 7-3 Grande Motte PBS

Group H
Isle of Wight BS 2-7 Falfala KQ BSC
MFC Spartak 4-5 Napoli Patron BSC

Group I
Viareggio BS 4-3 Alanya BS
AS Etaples 1-7 ATLAS A.O.


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