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04 Jun 2017
Havana Shots, new queens of Europe!
The Swiss side turn score around in the last seconds of the final against Portsmouth BSC
Swiss Beach Soccer keeps reigning in the European clubs panorama. Havana Shots Aargau, Swiss National Champion, claimed the 2017 Women’s Euro Winners Cup, following a breathtaking comeback in the last minute against Portsmouth BSC. With just 18 seconds to go, the Alpine were 2-3 down, but Krysl and Imhasly rocketed two balls home to change things drastically and secure silverware for their team.
BSC Havana Shots hit first in the game, thanks to Daniela Pluss and one of his classical moves inside the box, but, right after that, Portsmouth got hold of the game’s control and started putting Kehrli’s nets under siege.
It was not until midway half second period that Molly Clark balanced things back, with Bazan to follow to turn the score around. Sandra Genovesi equalized again, leaving everything wide open for the last period.
In that last minutes, Molly Clark hit again, and the 3-2 lasted until the very last minute of the game. With seconds ticking down to the hooter, Krysl gave hope back to Havana Shots. Despite extra time seemed secured and there were only 12 seconds to go, the Swiss knew that that was now or never, and went for the winner, which they found, ruining the expectations of a helpless Portsmouth BSC.
Higicontrol Melilla secures bronze
In the game for the third place, Higicontrol Melilla managed to keep the game under control when things got complicated and upset WFC Zvezda to earn the third place in the competition.
Two goals by Maria Soto in the last stages of the game helped the Spaniards prevail. Despite seeing their opponent open the score, Higicontrol Melilla proved to be a very solid team today, turning score around to command 3-1 midway third frame.
Russian champions Zvezda got back in the fight after bagging two goals in just one minute, but before it was too late, Maria Soto sealed the win for her team, firing a penalty kick home to confirm the final 3-4. The win makes Higicontrol Melilla the best third team in the European showdown, as sends WFC Zvezda fourth, exactly the same position that they clinched in the past edition of the Women’s Euro Winners Cup.
EURO WINNERS CUP 2017 - WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
9:00 - BS HTC 3-2 Huelva-Madrid CFF (Play off for 13th place) - Pitch 2
10:15 - AF Leiria 4-8 WFC Neva (Play off for 15th place) - Pitch 2
11:30 - Vetlanda United 2-5 vs Viod Driezum (Play-off for 11th place) - Pitch 2
12:45 - Astra HFC 11-3 Lady Terracina (Play-off for 9th place) - Pitch 2
14:00 - KU AZS UAM Poznan 3-6 ASD Terracina Femminile (Play-off for 7th place) - Pitch 2
14:00 - WFC Zvezda 3-4 Higicontrol Melilla (Play-off for 3rd place) - Pitch 1
15:15 - BeachKick Ladies Berlin 2(0)-(1)2 CD Bala Azul (Play-off for 5th place) - Pitch 2
16:30 - Portsmouth 3-4 BSC Havana Shots (FINAL) - Pitch 1
Champions: BSC Havana Shots Aargau
Runner-up: Portsmouth BSC
3rd place: Higicontrol Melilla
4th place: WFC Zvezda
5th Place: CD Bala Azul
6th place: BeachKick Berlin
MVP: Sarah Kempson (BSC Portsmouth)
Top-scorer: Glafira Bazhanova (WFC Neva)
Best goalkeeper: Deborah Kehrli (BSC Havana Shots Aargau)