Napoli BS took second win to lead Group D as the Salvadorians become first side to reach final four
– La Pirraya qualify for World Winners final four
– Napoli BS defeat Marseille to remain unbeaten
– Zurlo hits goal number six to lead scoring
A second strong performance from La Pirraya saw the Salvadorians top Group B on Thursday, while Napoli BS also took a second win, but will have to wait until tomorrow to see if they can reach the semi-finals.
Azzurri international Zurlo leads the scoring with six after two matches.
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La Pirraya take second win in Cagliari
La Pirraya FC knew that a win would see them qualify to the semi-finals as they stepped on the sand to face Naxos Beach Soccer.
Héctor wrote the story of the first period, scoring the two goals that set the difference between both sides at the end of the first 12 minutes.
Garofalo put the Italians back into the game but a brace from Ruben Batres and a fourth of the campaign for Amilcar practically decided the match ahead of the third period.
Starting the third period, Óscar Alonso increased the gap confirming La Pirraya’s superiority and Batres signed his hat-trick. The match wouldn’t end without a goal from goalkeeper Di Bella for Naxos before Óscar Alonso’s second goal confirmed the Salvadorans’ qualification to the next round with a decisive 8-2 win.
Canada BSC hit 10 to take first win
After a heavy defeat against Napoli BS yesterday, Telavi were in need of points but fell behind to Canada BS after just a couple of minutes to a Jankovic strike.
US international Akol doubled the advantage, and by the end of the first period, a goal from Goyo and then a brilliant bicycle kick by Jankoivic, made it four.
The Georgian club managed to get off the mark in the second period, thanks to an Aslan double and a Giorgi goal, adding to his tally from yesterday. However, Canada also netted three more, as Wellington’s low shot, as well as a second for Akol and a third for Jankovic pushed the score to 7-3.
Akol and Goyo would net another each, but Telavi’s prolific number seven, Aslan, had four by the time the final whistle went, putting on a brilliant individual display. It wasn’t enough to snatch the points though, as Canada take their first win in official beach soccer.
Napoli BS take second win to sit top of Group D
Both Marseille and Napoli had won their opening matches, the French club with a late winner and the Italian with an impressive 15-goal thumping, and were looking to continue the winning streak in Group D.
Napoli were the first off the mark, as Josep Jr picked the pocket of his Azzurri teammate Bertacca to rifle in the opening goal, and Ryan put away number two before the break.
Brazilian Eudin converted a third for the Italian club, but Gharbi finally pulled one back to give Marseille hope.
But from that point on it was one-way traffic, as Josep Jr, Zurlo and Eudin completed braces. Santos Dias’ late goal wasn’t enough, as it had been yesterday, to rescue points, as Napoli take a second win in as many days to go top of the group.
Bohemians hand Lazo Apego second defeat in as many days
Bohemians 1905’s debut in the competition was against Japanese side Lazo Apego who were looking to redeem themselves after the heavy defeat at the hands of Real Münster on the first day of the World Winners Cup.
Ryuji handed the initial lead to Lazo Apego ten minutes into the game, but Czech international Vyhnal equalised in the last minute of the first period.
The Japanese leapt ahead once again through Akaguma but Borovička and Vyhnal turned the result around sending the Czechs into the third period with a slim advantage.
Lazo Apego’s hopes were reignited with Joji’s goal with nine minutes to go, but Hemzáček and Salák made sure Bohemians took the victory at 5-3, enough to keep them in the running for qualification to the semi-finals.
Bologna BS defeat BSC Husty in Day 2
Following their defeat to Rostocker Robben on the opening day of the World Winners Cup, Bologna were desperate for points against Slovakia’s Husty, who were playing their first match in Cagliari.
Husty, featuring several international names including Denmark’s Axel Damm, Spain’s Domi and Poland’s keeper Karolak, fell behind midway through the opening period, as D’Amico opened the scoring, and Navas doubled the Italian lead before the break.
Husty got off the mark in the second period, as Domi smashed in their first from distance, and Čarnogurský made it two. But Sciglitano extended Bologna’s lead, seeing the third period begin with the scores at 3-2.
Platania, England international Mitch Day and then a second from Navas saw the local club go 6-2 ahead in a one-sided 12 minutes, handing a defeat to the Slovakian club, as Lpovsky’s final-minute goal wasn’t enough to salvage points.
The World Winners Cup 2022 will be played from 14 to 18 September, on the Italian island of Sardinia, at the Poetto beach in Cagliari.
RESULTS – 15/09
Bohemians 1905 (CZE) 5-3 Lazo Apego (JPN)
Naxos BS (ITA) 2-8 La Pirraya (SLV)
BSC Husty (SVK) 3-6 Bologna BS (ITA)
Telavi BSC (GEO) 5-10 Canada BSC (CAN)
Marseille BT (FRA) 2-9 Napoli BS (ITA)
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