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28 May 2016
Grasshopper and Beachkick Berlin square off in final!
Swiss and German sides will battle for the historical first ever Women's Euro Winners Cup in Catania
Grasshopper, finalist of the Euro Winners Cup!
Grasshopper Club Zurich earned the first of the berths of the final, after a nail-bitting fixture against Russian WFC Zvedza. Both teams, earmarked as favourites to claim the crown, brought on a terrific beach soccer fight in which the Swiss side felt stronger than ever.
The see-saw battle had both sides exchanging strokes for the first half of the game, until Grasshoppers managed to add to their 3-2 advantage and widen the gap. That moment turned to be the key for the Alpine side, as they tightened their defensive line to deny all Zvedzda’s chances.
Pokteva finally managed to pull back for the Russian side, but Grasshoppers would bring on all their breed and spirit not to allow Zvedza any further than that, thus securing a historic step that sends them to the final to the first ever Women’s Euro Winners Cup.
Goals: 1-0: Marozsán, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Federova, min.5 (1); 2-1: Marozsán, min. 3 (1); 2-2: Federova, min. 3 (1); 3-2: Stucks, min. 7 (2); 4-2: Marozsán, min. 6 (2); 4-3: Kopteva, min. 4 (3).
Beachkick Berlin to fight for cup!
Beachkick Berlin and Grasshopper Club Zurich will square off in the final of this Women Euro Winners Cup, after the German side downed Catanzaro Beach Soccer in the second semi-final.
Catanzaro commanded the game for most of the game, managing to step ahead in the score in the first period and getting a two-goal advantage before the second frame was over.
But in the third leg, the German side took over and turned the score around. Three goals in the first two minutes changed things drastically, and despite Conte pulled one back for the Transalpine, Beachkick Berlin was feeling confident. Three more goals finished the game, as Barbara’s hit over the hooter came way to late for Catanzaro.
Goals:1-0: Conte, min.2 (1); 1-1: Shafer, min. 10 (2); 2-1: Marino, min.7 (2); 3-1: Merino, min.2 (2); 3-2: Gabriel, min. 11 (3); 3-3: Gabriel, min. 11 (3); 3-4: Neue, min. 10 (3); 3-5: Heer, min. 5 (3); 4-5: Conte, min.5 (3); 4-6: Wiegand, min. 4 (3); 4-7: Heer, min. 3 (3); 4-8: Gabriel, min 2 (3); 5-8: Barbara, min.0 (3).
Play-off for 5th place
Portsmouth ladies squeeze past Sogesport and races to fifth place play-off
After their upset yesterday to BeachKick Berlin, Portsmouth Ladies BSC wanted to get back to their winning mode. Despite the title is no longer at their reach, the English side is determined to win all their remaining games, and they began doing so against Spanish side Sogesport today.
Clark swept Pompey ahead in the score, and had Sogesport swimming upstream for some minutes, until Rubi equalized. Portsmouth Beach Soccer gered up in the third period, with hits by James and Widdowson, to finally secure a victory that will have them fighting for the fifth place tomorrow against hosts Domusbet Catania.
Goals: 0-1: Clark, min. 0 (1); 1-1: Rubi, min. 8 (2); 1-2: James, min. 9 (3); 1-3: Widdowson, min. 9 (3).
Catania comes from behind to keep fighting for 5th
Catania Beach Soccer Ladies overcame early deficit to earn a win that will have them fighting for the 5th place in this Euro Winners Cup 2016. The hosts saw DTS open the score and take the lead for most of the first two periods, but the final reaction got Catania the win. A 4-0 run, when coming from 2-3 behind, was the key for the rossoblu to seal a victory that will grant them the right to fight for 5th place.
Goals: 0-1: De Bondt, min. 5 (1); 0-2: De Bondt, min. 6 (2); 1-2: Pamela, min. 5 (2); 2-2: Pamela, min. 4 (2); 2-3: De Bondt, min. 4 (2); 3-3: Pamela, min. 2 (2); 4-3: Roberta, min. 1 (2); 5-3: Pamela, min. 7 (3); 6-3: Veronica, min. 5 (3); 6-4; De Bondt, min. 6 (3); 6-5: Blankespoor, min. 2 (3); 7-5: Pamela, min. 2 (3).
HTZ Zwolle seal 9th place
Dutch side HTC stood still when things got shaky to finally prevail against ASD Lady Terracina and capture the 9th position in this Euro Winners Cup 2016. The match was a stroke exchange since the very first minute, but the Dutch side found their momentum to secure the victory, with a 1-4 run in the third period.
Goals: 1-0: Van Velsen, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Naticchioni, min.9 (1); 1-2: Diodato, min. 7 (1); 2-2: Ten Brinke, min. 0 (1); 3-2: Ten Brinke, min. 5 (2); 3-3: Pisa, min. 1 (2); 4-3: Van Velsen, min. 8 (3); 4-4: Bastos, min. 7 (3); 5-4: Van Velsen, min. 4 (3); 6-4: Saaltink, min. 3 (3); 7-4: Dekker, min. 2 (3).
Lone goal gives Sparta the 11th place
The youngest team in the competition, Sparta Daleszyce from Poland, will bid farewell to this maiden Women’s Euro Beach Soccer Cup with one win. One single goal, by Lipa, midway second period, earned the victory for his side, as Estonian’s Nomme Kalju found no way through Sparta’s defensive system from then on.
Goals: 1-0: Lipa, min.8 (2)