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18 May 2013
Four sides square off for place in final
Quarterfinals have Grasshoppers facing Griffin and Besiktas taking on ?Loko? this afternoon in semifinals of Euro Winners Cup
Crazy 19-goal battle gets Grasshopper (SUI) into semifinals
Grasshopper Club Zurich needed to score 10 goals, and come back up to four times in their quarterfinals game against Hungarian champions Goldwin Pluss to advance to the semifinals of the Euro Winners Cuyp. The Magyar proved to be a terribly fierce contender, and made things really hard for the Swiss. Only through continuous fighting and the amusing amount of talent the team banks on, the Alpine ended up bagging a go-through.
Goldwin did not let the opening 2-0 by Amarelle and Spacca impress them. Instead, they counteracted hitting back and turning the score around for the first time. The Magyar resistance got the Swiss struggling to get ahead all match long, something they only managed to do in two occasions.
Goals kept falling at both ends, and anything could happen. When Tamas Fekete netted the 7-9, it finally seemed that Goldwin was seizing the pass, but once again, the magicians in pink outfit fixed the situation on their favour and hit three times to earn a stunning go-through.
Goals: 1-0: Amarelle, min. 9 (1); 2-0: Spacca, min. 7 (1); 2-1: Ughy, min. 6 (1); 2-2: Ali Karim, min. 5 (1); 2-3: T. Fekete, min. 4 (1); 3-3: Stankovic, min. 2 (1); 3-4: Ughy, min. 0 (1); 3-5: Besenyei, min. 0 (1); 4-5: Osso, min. 4 (2); 5-5: Nico, min. 0 (2); 5-6: Ughy, min. 11 (3); 6-6: Stankovic, min. 10 (3); 7-6: Stankovic, min. 9 (3); 7-7: Angyalos, min. 9 (3); 7-8: Verniyk, min. 6 (3); 7-9: Tamas Fekete, min. 5 (3); 8-9: Nico, min. 5 (3); 9-9: Spacca, min. 2 (3); 9-10: Amarelle, min. 1 (3);
Griffin (UKR) gain semifinals berth after narrow win over Grembach (POL) (4-5)
Grembach and Griffin put up a balanced fight in the second quarterfinals in this Euro Winners Cup, with the latter securing a place amongst the best four teams.
Despite the Ukrainians were in command for most of the game, a mighty rush by the polish side had them fearing a last-breath equalizer. Grembach?s reaction finally fell one goal short, as Saganowski could only net the 4-5 for his side, with Griffin not allowing any single chance after that.
Final whistle came as a divine relief for the Ukrainians, who will now take on Grasshopper Club Zurich this afternoon (16:00h) for a place in the final.
Goals: 1-0: Romanovsky, min. 7 (1); 1-1: Golanski, min. 3 (1); 1-2: Panteleichuk, min. 2 (1); 1-3: Borsuk A., min. 1 (1); 1-4: Borsuk A., min. 3 (2); 2-4: Ziober, min. 3 (2); 3-4: Wydmuszek, min. 0 (1); 3-5: Eremeev, min. 0 (2); 4-5: Saganowski, min. 1 (3);
Besiktas (TUR) seal go-through from the penalty spot
Besiktas JK joined the four best teams in the competition after a thrilling quarterfinals fixture against Belarusian champions Bate Borisov. A prolific second leg was key for the Turkish side, who finally secured a place in semifinals from the penalty spot.
After a first period absolutely controlled by the Belarusian side, Besiktas amusingly reacted in the second time. Four goals in the intermediate stage got them commanding 2-4, thanks to the efforts by Ayhan, Bariç, Onur and Leo.
That was not the end of the road for Bate Borisov, though. One hit by Miranovich midway third leg got them battling for an equalizer that did finally come in the last seconds of the game. A goalless extra time led to the penalty shootout, where Onur did not miss the chance to seal the ticket to semifinals after his teammate Ahmet brilliantly denied Pernai?s attempt.
Goals: 0-1: Olli, min. 9 (1); 0-2: Miranovich, min. 0 (1); 1-2: Ayhan, min. 6 (2); 2-2: Bariç, min. 1 (2); 3-2: Leo, min. 0 (2); 4-2: Onur, min. 0 (2); 4-3: Miranovich, min. 8 (3); 4-4: Pernai, min. 0 (3);
Penalty kick shootout: Pernai, Ahmet saves; Onur, in.
Lokomotiv (RUS) give Terracina (ITA) no option in fight for semifinals (6-0)
Just as the big champions do, Lokomotiv de Moscow geared up when the competition got to its most decisive stages, and cruised past ASD Terracina to seal a place in the semifinals. A loud 6-0 left no possible chance for the Italian champions, who will now fight for the fifth place.
A 4-0 run in the first stage left the game fairly unbalanced already. Terracina tried to counteract the Russian dominion, but Leonov?s side was too solid today, and none of the attempts by Del Duca?s team found any success.
Instead, ?Loko? kept hitting Spada?s nets to end up seizing a wide victory that makes them the last of the semifinalists, and get ready now to take on Besiktas this afternoon (17:45h) for a place in the final.
Goals: 1-0: Shaykov, min. 10 (1); 2-0: Shkarin, min. 4 (1); 3-0: Shishin, min. 2 (1); 4-0: Shishin, min. 1 (1); 5-0: Gorchinskiy, min. 8 (2); 6-0: Shishin, min. 10 (3);
EURO WINNERS CUP 2013
San Benedetto del Tronto (ITA) ? 15th to 19th of May
09.00 (pitch 1) ? Grasshopper Club Zurich 10-9 Goldwin Pluss
10.15 (pitch 1) ? Grembach Lodz 4-5 Griffin
11.30 (pitch 1) ? Besiktas JK 4(1)-4(0) Bate Borisov
12.45 (pitch 1) ? Lokomotiv Moscow 6-0 ASD Terracina
SEMIFINALS & PLAY-OFF FOR THE 5th PLACE
17.45 (pitch 1) ? Semifinals ? Grasshopper Club Zurich vs Griffin
17.45 (pitch 2) ? playoff for the 5th place ? Goldwin Pluss vs Grembach Lodz
19.00 (pitch 1) ? Semifinals Besiktas JK vs Lokomotiv Moscow
19.00 (pitch 2) ? playoff for the 5th place ? Bate Borisov vs ASD Terracina
Matches for tomorrow:
14.45 (pitch 1) - match for the 7th place
16.00 (pitch 1) - match for the 5th place
17.15 (pitch 1) - match for the 3rd place
18.30 (pitch 1) - FINAL