SC Braga held off defiant GRAP to secure quarter-final against MFC Spartak as hosts also make the final 8
– Russian quarter-final bout sees Kristall face Lokomotiv
– 19 goals exchanged between SC Braga and GRAP
– Hosts ACD O Sótão winning streak continues to reach final 8
There are now just eight teams left in the race for the 2021 Euro Winners Cup, and they will meet this afternoon to half that number yet again.
Kristall took on Casa Benfica de Loures, who broke the record for the most goals scored by a team in a Euro Winners Cup match with 22 earlier in the tournament, in the day’s first Round of 16 match.
However, the stalemate between two of the continent’s top teams saw them struggle to break the deadlock, and there was just a single Mauricinho strike that separated the teams at the full-time whistle.
Kristall will now face Lokomotiv Moscow in the battle between the first and last winners of the Euro Winners Cup. With Brazilian back-up including Jordan Soares and Thanger, as well as Russian league Top Scorer Boris Nikonorov, Lokomotiv swept previous finalists Artur Music aside in their R16 match.
SC Braga’s tie against fellow Portuguese side GRAP couldn’t have been much more contrasting to the match of old rivals Kristall, as no less than 19 goals were exchanged. Braga’s imperious strikers supplied a constant flow but their backline could not keep the opponents out, and the match ended with an incredible 12-7 scoreline.
Hosts ACD Sótão continued on their blistering form to knock out Moldovan club Nistru in a thrilling 5-4 contest, and are set to face the third-place finishers from the 2020 edition, Real Münster, who put six past Russian side Delta.
Amarelle’s San Francisco defeated Grande Motte to seal a quarter-final bout against Russians Krylia Sovetov who knocked out Falfala, and MFC Spartak netted five agains CB Caldas Da Rainha to stroll into the last eight where they will meet the three-time champions, Braga.
The quarter-finals will take place this afternoon, and all matches will be available on beachsoccer.com.
Round of 16 Results
Casa Benfica de Loures (POR) 0-1 BSC Kristall (RUS)
Lokomotiv BSC (RUS) 6-1 Artur Music (UKR)
CD San Francisco (ESP) 5-2 Grande Motte (FRA)
Falfala KQ BSC (ISR) 2-5 BSC Krylia Sovetov (RUS)
SC Braga (POR) 12-7 GRAP (POR)
MFC Spartak (BUL) 5-1 CB Caldas Da Rainha (POR)
ACD O Sótão (POR) 5-4 Nistru (MDA)
FC Delta (RUS) 2-6 Real Munster (GER)
BSC Kristall (RUS) v Lokomotiv BSC (RUS)
CD San Francisco (ESP) v BSC Krylia Sovetov (RUS)
SC Braga (POR) v MFC Spartak (BUL)
ACD O Sótão (POR) v Real Munster (GER)
For full details on the Euro Winners Cup, including results, standings, stats and fixtures, head to beachsoccer.com.