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25 May 2013
Poland bends Ukraine to secure the Cup!
The Polish side becomes the champions of the Euro Beach Soccer League Kiev 2013?but the fight for points continues tomorrow!
Poland mathematically became the champions of the first stage in the Euro Beach Soccer League 2013, following a victory over hosts Ukraine in the second game today in Kiev. With six points out of six, and having already beaten the two opponents which could parallel them at the top of the table, no one can overtake Poland in the race to the yet with one game to be played. But the competition is not over, though, as in the Euro Beach Soccer League the most important is always clinching as much points as possible to be granted a place in the Superfinal, and this competition goes on tomorrow?
Poland kept on with their excellent display after their victory yesterday over Switzerland and got 0-2 ahead in the opening period, thanks to the hits by Saganowski and Wydmuszek. That made the afternoon really tough for the Ukrianian side, who was immediately responded every time they managed to pull one back. After Zborovsky?s 1-2, Baran and Saganowski replied with the 1-4, almost definitely unbalancing the fixture.
Although Pachev tried to keep his time fighting, with two more goals, the match was already in Polish hands. These same hands will lift the cup tomorrow, as the champions of this first stage of the new season in the Euro Beach Soccer League. But make no mistake, the fight for the points still goes this Sunday in the Hydropark stadium?
Goals: 0-1: Saganowski, min. 4 (1); 0-2: Wydmuszek, min. 3 (1); 1-2: Zborovsky, min. 11 (2); 1-3: Baran, min. 5 (2); 1-4: Saganowski, min. 5 (2); 2-4: Pachev, min. 4 (2); 2-5: Baran, min. 2 (3); 3-5: Pachev, min. 1 (3);
Switzerland prevails in balanced battle with France (6-5)
Switzerland ended up winning an eleven goal thriller against France, thanks to Mo?s winner in the last minute of the game opening the second day in Kiev. Both Swiss and French showed a great character in their fight for the first points in this Euro Beach Soccer League stage taking place in the Ukraininan capital, after being denied the units in the opening matchday yesterday.
François? lads hit the sand with the idea of getting even with the bitter taste in their mouths after the terrible defeat suffered yesterday to the hosts? And they lead a satisfying first steps into the game, as Sansoni gave them the first lead. Switzerland reacted immediately, with Leu bagging the equalizer. A missile from the distance by Valentin Jaeggy brilliantly closed first period, as it put the Swiss ahead for the first time in the game.
France would get again into the fight thanks to Fayos, who leveled the score midway second period, and Soares would strike once again to get Les Bleus in front. The stroke exchange between both sides went on and on along the remaining time, and only a last minute winner captured by Mo in a free kick attempt sealed the points for the Alpine.
Goals: 0-1: Sansoni, min. 7 (1); 1-1: Leu, min. 5 (1); 2-1: Valentin, min. 1 (1); 2-2: Fayos, min. 7 (2); 2-3: Soares, min. 11 (3); 3-3: Spacca, min. 11 (3); 3-4: Sansoni, min. 7 (3); 4-4: Stankovic, min. 6 (3); 4-5: Leu, min. 4 (3); 5-5: Bru, min. 2 (3); 6-5: Mo, min. 1 (3)
EURO BEACH SOCCER LEAGUE KIEV 2013
Results so far:
18:30 ? Switzerland 3-5 Poland
19:45 ? France 0-10 Ukraine
14:00 ? Switzerland 6-5 France
15:15 ? Ukraine 3-5 Poland
Matches for tomorrow:
14:00 ? Poland vs. France
15:15 ? Ukraine vs. Switzerland