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04 Jun 2015
3 exciting days of group play lead to Round of 16
The Knockout Stage is set to begin on Friday starting with Bala Azul v Amrahbank and ending with Catania v Milano
Hemako farewells Euro Winners Cup with win
Hemako Sztutowo could close their spell in Catania with some sweet taste in their mouths. The Polish side, already left without options to advance to the round of 16, bagged their first and last points in this edition of the Euro Winners Cup, following a win over Greek champions Mani Beach Soccer. Despite things seemed tightly balanced in the end, Hemako used two hits by National legend Boguslaw Saganowski to get things pretty much under control. Lisek sealed the win for Kuczma’s side with the 3-0 midway through last frame, and despite the Hellenic never gave up, they could never counteract the Polish dominion.
Goals: 1-0: Saganowski, min. 0 (1); 2-0: Saganowski, min. 9 (3); 3-0: Lisek, min. 7 (3) 3-1: Papanastasiou, min. 3 (3).
Goldwin Pluss claims 1st in Group G after undefeated run
The 5-1 win for Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC over FC Bate Borisov was very close until late in the match when the Hungarian side began to pull away. The win gives Goldwin Pluss first in the group as they will play in the round of 16 beginning on Friday. Winning the group was what was on the line for Goldwin Pluss and Bate Borisov and the hungrier side was Bate in the first period as they played air-tight defense and scored the periods’ only goal on a strike from Haiduk. The Belorussian side took the slim one-goal advantage into the first break. The Hungarian club got on the board first in the second period and the early header from Fekete was a beauty that tied the score at 1-all. The period then stayed deadlocked until a stupendous goal, the second of the day for Fekete, giving the Hungarian side their first lead of the day, but after a last second goal, they went into the final break up 3-1. The Hungarian club, chock full of international stars, turned up the heat in the final frame and score twice early, and when the final whistle sounded, the score was 5-1 for Goldwin Pluss.
Goals: 0-1: Haiduk, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Fekete, min. 9 (2); 2-1: Fekete, min. 2 (2); 3-1: Beres, min. 0 (2); 4-1: Beres, min. 7 (3); 5-1: Badalik, min. 7 (3).
KP Lodz take care of business to secure round of 16
KP Lodz did what they had to do. The Polish side beat Estonian counterparts BSC Peugeot to add three more points to their records and secure a berth in the next round of this Euro Winners Cup Catania 2015. After not being able to find the back of the Estonian nets for practically the first two periods, Klepczarek lit the way for the Polish, with two goals that made life happier for his side. Minutes ticked down, confirming that KP Lodz would be one of the best sixteen teams in the competition, as only a quick reaction by Peugeout could change that. That reaction, despite Raku pulled one back for his squad, never came, and the final whistle certifies KP Lodz will be on the next round. Their final position in the group, though, will be determined by the result of the other game of the group, facing SC Braga and Milano BS.
Goals: 1-0: Klepczarek, min. 1 (2); 2-0: Klepczarek, min. 6 (3); 2-1: Raku, min. 1 (3).
CS Djoker sweats out win and advances to last 16
The 3-2 win for CS Djoker was pressure-filled but it seemed as though the Moldovan club would easily advance, pouncing to a 3-0 lead, but the Kazakhstani club climbed back into the match, only to fall just short. The idea was simple. Win and advance to the Round of 16. The task itself was much more difficult, however it was the Moldovan club, CS Djoker, who took the early two lead, and seemed in charge of proceedings. Their counterparts, a club from Kazakhstan, could not find a first period goal but they did well to slow Djoker to two goals and the opening frame ended with a score of 2-0 for the Moldovan club. The highlight of the middle frame came when Negara of CS Djoker scored his hat-trick goal near the midway point in the period, and his team was happy with jumping on his back, having been the only scores of the match. Ushkyn-Iskra found their offensive rhythm late in the period when they connected on a dangerous free kick that left the score at 3-1 for Djoker going into the last period. The top club from Kazakhstan came out firing in the final frame, scoring again, putting the score at 3-2 for Djoker but in the end it was a hard-fought 3-2 victory for CS Djoker.
Goals: 1-0: Negara, min. 9 (1); 2-0: Negara, min. 7 (1); 3-0: Negara, min. 7 (2); 3-1: Abdraissilov, min. 2 (2); 3-2: Vassiyev, min. 10 (3).
Vybor secures go-through with a shower of goals
Ukrainian champions FC Vybor did not miss the chance to keep fighting for the trophy in this Euro Winners Cup, following a stout performance over LSA Chaudfontaine. The Belgians opened the score, with Demeester sweeping his side ahead midway through first period, but that awakened the Ukrainian hunger. After equalizing some minutes afterwards, Vybor used a splendid second frame to get hold of the game control with four more goals. Lapouge tried to interrupt the Ukrainian inspiration with one goal before the break, but as soon as the third period began, a blasting 6-0 run sealed the win for Kabanenko’s side, who secure the second place in group G and will accompany Goldwin Pluss onto next round.
Goals: 0-1: Demeester, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Bryshtsel, min. 3 (1); 2-1: Bokach, min. 11 (2); 3-1: Stankovic, min. 10 (2); 4-1: Korniichuk, min. 6 (1); 5-1: Bokach, min. 4 (2); 5-2: Lapouge, min. 0 (2); 6-2: Stankovic, min. 11 (3); 7-2: Brysthsel, min. 9 (3); 8-2: Korniichuk, min. 8 (3); 9-2: Ryabko, min. 7 (3); 10-2: Ryabko, min. 6 (3); 11-2: Bryshtsel, min. 4 (3); 11-3: Lapouge, min. 2 (3);
Amrahbank heads to Round of 16 as 2nd in Group C
The 10-8 win for Amrahbank FC was a game of momentum swings and goals aplenty. The defenses were almost nowhere to be found and that was just fine for the forwards who feasted for a number of goals. AS Performer Constanta started fast but could not contain the Azerbaijani attacks and in the end fell short, missing out on the final 16. All the pressure was on AS Performer Constanta as they needed a win to advance past the group stage, but lucky for them, the opening period saw them score three goals. The downside was that Amrahbank looked loose and comfortable after scoring their first goal, and they eventually scored the second and third goals of the frame, knotting the score at 3-all going into the first break. From the opening minutes of the opening period to the opening minutes of the second period, momentum had completely shifted, as the Azerbaijan club, Amrahbank, turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead. The Romanian club was not done yet and they scored the equalizer to stop the bleeding and level things at 4. The turnaround seemed unbelievable but Amrahbank completely controlled the middle frame by scoring four more goals and limiting Performer Constanta to only one goal. The second period ended with the Azerbaijan club up 7-4. The goals continued to flow in the final 12 minutes and it was Amrahbank who finished on top, hanging on for the 10-8 win.
Goals: 1-0: Maci, min. 10 (1); 2-0: Boata, min. 8 (1); 2-1: Sabir, min. 5 (1); 3-1: Tase, min. 4 (1); 3-2: Asif, min. 1 (1); 3-3: Abdul, min. 0 (1); 3-4: Renat, min. 9 (2); 4-4: Maci, min. 9 (2); 4-5: Tase (o.g.), min. 4 (2); 4-6: Hikmat, min. 4 (2); 4-7: Asif, min. 1 (2); 4-8: Ramil, min. 11 (3); 5-8; I. Poste, min. 11 (3); 5-9: Sabir, min. 10 (3); 5-10, min. Hikmat, min. 10 (3); 6-10: Boata, min. 6 (3); 7-10: Boata, min. 4 (3); 8-10; Maci, min. 2 (3).
Sable Dancers top Group after beach soccer showdown against Antalyaspor
The game facing Sable Dancers and Antalya-Alanya was one of those you want to keep on a DVD in your shelves, or one of those you keep coming back to http://livestream.com/bsww/ to watch again and again. The clash between these beach soccer colossi had everything any fan can ask for, and more: perfect beach soccer, amazing goals, thrill, tension, and goals in large amounts. The first place in the group, thus a better seed in the upcoming rounds, was at stake, but both sides seemed more preoccupied in fighting for the international prestige. The Turkish side, thanks to their Portuguese powder seemed in control of the game during the first stages of the game, but the Swiss seemed always ready for a brilliant comeback. They did it twice, equalizing a 1-4, first, and turning the score around from 4-6 to the final 7-6 in the last minutes of the game. This result, then, sends Sable Dancers first in the group, and will take on the runner-up of group E.
Goals: 1-0: Belchior, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Fleur, min. 7 (1); 1-2: Madjer, min. 7 (1); 1-3: Baris, min. 5 (1); 1-4: Belchior, min. 3 (1); 2-4: Schirinzi, min. 8 (2); 3-4: Fleur, min. 6 (2); 4-4: Taiarui, min. 5 (2); 4-5: Jordan, min. 3 (2); 4-6: Belchior, min. 10 (3); 5-6: Schirinzi, min. 2 (3); 6-6: Fleur, min. 2 (3); 7-6: Fleur, min. 2 (3);
FC Odesos throws a kink in the group with their first win
The 5-4 win for FC Odesos was a spectacular battle between two clubs that put everything on the line. The match went back-and-forth but a last second goal gave the Bulgarian side their first win in Catania. A big win would open the chances for FC Odesos, and it could ruin the chances for CD Bala Azul. Odesos had not played up to their ability in this tournament thus far, but they picked a great time to showcase their offensive and defensive weapons, as they score two goals in the opening frame while shutting down the Spanish club Bala Azul to take a 2-0 lead into the opening break. Things quickly shifted and in the first two minutes of the middle period, Bala Azul awoke and scored two rockets and a penalty kick to take their first lead at 3-2. The action only elevated the teams and their play, as the Bulgarian club took back the lead at 4-3 but the Spanish club replied again and knotted matters at 4 going into the final 12 minutes. Nothing had been decided byt the time the middle of the final frame had arrived but both teams looked confident that the next goal would be theirs and secure a win. FC Odesos was the first to do that, in the final seconds, and it proved to be just enough to give them the 5-4 win.
Goals: 1-0: Mara, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Dushkov, min. 5 (1); 2-1: Crisitian, min. 10 (2); 2-2: Ardil, min. 10 (2); 2-3: Ardil, min. 9 (2); 3-3: Iliev, min. 7 (2); 4-3: Iliyaz, min. 4 (2); 4-4: Menchon, min. 2 (2); 5-4: Dimov, min. 0 (3).
SC Braga secures head of group with convincing win over Milano BS
Portuguese champions SC Braga stayed perfect to access next round as the best team in Group E. Milano BS could not show their best face in this year’s Euro Winners Cup, after reaching the final last year, and were left aside of the competition in this first group stage. Two goals by Gori left fairly clear that Braga were fully focused in their objective, forgetting the excellent performances they have been bringing on in the competition. Despite the consistent advantage, widened little afterwards by Bernardo Martins, the Lusitanian did not pull the brakes, and kept putting the rossoneri’s goal into siege. Portuguese internationals Bruno Torres and Ze Maria, made the score 5-0, impossible already for the Translapine, who could only pull one back in the last minute of the game, with Ahmed’s 5-1.
Goals: 1-0: Gori, min. 0 (1); 2-0: Gori, min. 7 (2); 3-0: Bernardo Martins, min. 2 (2); 4-0: Bruno Torres, min. 3 (3); 5-0: Ze Maria, min. 1 (3); 5-1: Ahmed, min. 1 (3).
Chemnitz gets first win in thrilling overtime fashion
The 2-1 (aet) victory for BST Chemnitz over BS Bohemians 1905 was one of the tightest matches of the tournament but the victory only gave them two points and left both teams out of the final round of 16. Not surprisingly, the two teams came out attacking and playing with much purpose, though they had been eliminated from the final 16. BST Chemnitz started the attacks but were not able to punish the BS Bohemians 1905 defense. The first period ended with the score still tied at 0 though Bohemians, the Czech club, came on strong in the closing minutes of the frame. Chemnitz, the club from Germany, began the second period with just as much passion but going into the final minutes of the period, there had been stone-wall defense and unexpected saves from both teams. The stalemate came to an end after a great finish from one of Bohemians’ big men, Radosta. The goal put the score at 1-0, but the lead did not last long as the German side had a reply to send the game into the final second tied at 1. The match could not be settled in regulation and went into overtime tied at 1. The extra frame flew by but a first minute goal from the German club sealed matters and the game ended with BST Chemnitz up 2-1.
Goals: 0-1: Radosta, min. 3 (2); 1-1: Furlan, min. 1 (2); 2-1: Biermann, min 2 (et).
Sambenedettese does not ease off despite qualification
Happy Car Sambenedettese reinforced their place as the leader of group D of the Euro Winners Cup with a solid win over English champions Portsmouth BSC. Despite they were already qualified for the round of 16, the Serie A kings played intensely for three more points that leave them as one of the best teams in the first group stage of the competition. Nelito’s inspired afternoon had the Rossoblu storming past Pompey. Four goals by the Brazilian were already too much for the English League winners, who could not find the way to do harm on the Transalpine rearguard. Lawson’s hit in the dying seconds of the last frame, when the score was already 6-0 for the Italian squad, was way too little too late for Portsmouth, who see their chances to access next round completely vanish.
Goals: 1-0: Nelito, min. 8 (1); 2-0: Nelito, min. 10 (2); 3-0: Pablo, min. 10 (2); 4-0: Nelito, min. 8 (2); 5-0: Nelito, min. 9 (3); 6-0: Addari, min. 6 (3); 6-1: Lawson, min. 0 (3).
Lokomotiv storms through stage to finish atop group
The 7-0 win for BSC Lokomotiv over Montepllier BS was much closer than the score shows, as the French club played one of their best games, for two and a half periods, against one of the tournaments’ teams, but the Russian squad was extremely clutch, adding goals at almost will in the final period. Lokomotiv is not normally known for their fast starts and this match began without having that change, though it was in part due to the fact that Montpellier was playing very confident beach soccer. The pace did not speed up or lower after the Russian club scored the matches’ first goal, midway through the opening frame. The very business-like performance from Lokomotiv led them to a 2-0 lead going into the first break. Montpellier continued fighting and clawing and the field began to open up for them as they found more space and shots, but the goals did not come and the period progressed with BSC Lokomotiv holding onto their 2-0 lead. The Russian club then increased the pressure but the goalkeeper for Montpellier was more than ready, diving to make the saves his team needed. For all of the excellence from the French sides’ defense and goalkeeping, they allowed another goal, leaving the score at 3-0 for Lokomotiv after two periods. Montpellier were continuing to try and throw their weight around and were playing very aggressive, although they could not find enough offense and when the final horn sounded, BSC Lokomotiv had earned the 7-0 victory.
Goals: 1-0: Peremitin, min. 6 (1); 2-0: Borsuk A., min. 1 (1); 3-0: Zborovskyi, min. 0 (2); 4-0: Peremitin, min. 7 (3); 5-0: Zborovskyi, min. 4 (3); 6-0: Makarov, min. 2 (3); 7-0: Peremitin, min. 2 (3).
Kristall looks unstoppable in group clinching win
The 14-1 win for BSC Kristall over FC Dinamo Batumi was the kind of game strikes fear in the hearts of the Russian clubs’ opponents. Kristall was nearly unbeatable on defense and almost no defense or goalie on the planet could stop some of their offensive exploits. BSC Kristall was favoured to win the group and quite possibly the entire tournament, and they had already qualified for the Round of 16 and they wanted to make sure that ended the Group Stage on a high note. The road to an undefeated group stage went through FC Dinamo Batumi, who had hopes of qualifying for the Round of 16, but it was the Russian club who went on to score early in the first period and they managed to ride that goal to a 6-0 lead after the first period. The torrid pace continued for the Russian side as they had put themselves up 9-0 before the halfway point in the second period. Dinamo got on the board in the last minute of the frame but they still sat with a big disadvantage, ending the period down 11-1. The third period had Kristall being relentless with their shots and attacks, scoring again early in the frame, to set the tone and when the match came to a conclusion, the final tally was 14-1 for Lokomtiv.
Goals: 1-0: Shishin, min. 8 (1); 2-0: Llorenç, min. 7 (1); 3-0: Shishin, min. 5 (1); 4-0: Datinha, min. 2 (1); 5-0: Llorenç, min. 1 (1); 6-0: Shishin, min. 0 (1); 7-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 10 (2); 8-0: Shishin, min. 8 (2); 9-0: Aksenov, min. 6 (2); 10-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 3 (2); 11-0: Llorenç, min. 1 (2); 11-1: Ivaniadze, min. 0 (3); 12-1: Llorenç, min. 11 (3); 13-1: Bruno Xavier, min. 9 (3); 14-1: Paporotnyi, min. 6 (3).
Catania does not disappoint fans in clinching 1st in group
The 5-2 win for DomusBet BS Catania was exactly what the fans wanted, a win, and what the team wanted, 1st in the group. The hosts started as fast as possible, scoring within the first minute and that was enough to carry them to the win and the subsequent Round of 16. With everything in front of them, having already qualified for the knockout stages, the club from Italy, DomusBet BS Catania and the Spanish club, CD Murcia, knew they needed a win for first place in the group. The Italian squad netted the first goal and the home crowd went wild, although the good vibes did not carry them to any more first period goals, and the frame ended with Catania up 1-0. The goals kept coming as the hosts took a 3-0 lead late into the second period, but at that point, Perera of Murcia, scored his teams’ first goal, cutting the deficit to two goals at 3-1. The Italians however, answered just after Murcia’s goal, to put the score at 4-1 going into the last break. The final period was a great example of how to close out a match despite having all the pressure of a stadium and city on your shoulders. Catania rose to the occasion and earned a very convincing 5-2 win.
Goals: 1-0: Fred, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Maradona Jr., min. 11 (2); 3-0: Gabriel, min. 10 (2); 3-1: Nick, min. 3 (2); 4-1: Rodrigo, min. 2 (2); 5-1: Fred, min. 7 (3); 5-2: Franky, min. 1 (3).
EURO WINNERS CUP 2015
10:00 – Hemako Sztutowo 3-1 Mani BS (Group F)
10:00 – Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC 5-1 FC Bate Borisov (Group G)
11:15 – KP Lodz 2-1 Peugeot (Group E)
11:15 – CS DJoker 3-2 Uskyn-Iskra (Group D)
12:30 – FC Vybor 11-3 LSA Chaudfontaine (Group G)
12:30 – AS Performer Constanta 8-10 Amrahbank (Group C)
13:45 – BSC Sable Dancers Bern 7-6 Antalya-Analya (Group F)
13:45 – FC Odesos 5-4 CD Bala Azul (Group B)
15:00 – SC Braga 5-1 BS Milano BS (Group E)
15:00 – BST Chemnitz 2-1 (aet) BS Bohemians 1905 (Group A)
16:15 – Happy Car Sembenedettese BS 6-1 Portsmouth BS (Group D)
17:30 – BSC Lokomotiv 7-0 Montpellier BS (Group C)
18:45 – BSC Kristall 14-1 FC Dinamo Batumi (Group B)
20:00 – DomusBet BS Catania 5-2 CD Murcia (Group A)
11:15 – CD Bala Azul vs Amrahbank FC (Round of 16)
12:30 – Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC vs CD Murcia (Round of 16)
13:45 – BSC Sable Dancers Bern vs KP Lodz (Round of 16)
15:00 – SC Braga vs Antalya-Analya BSC (Round of 16)
16:15 – Happy Car Sambenedettese vs FC Vybor (Round of 16)
17:30 – FC Lokomotiv vs CS Djoker (Round of 16)
18:45 – BSC Kristall vs Ushkyn-Iskra (Round of 16)
20:00 – DomusBet BS Catania vs Milano BS (Round of 16)