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16 May 2014
Germany upset Mexico in the first match day...
...as Brazil set clear that they want to keep the throne of the Beach Soccer Worldwide Riviera Maya Cup 2014
Brazil powers past USA
Brazil proved to have too much firepower for the United States. In the opening match of the BSWW Riviera Maya Cup 2014 the United States were unable to match the Brazilian intensity as Junior Negão’s side won in convincing fashion, 11-1. The Tetracampeão were in control most of the game and looked like a team determined to impose their will on their opponents.
Brazil scored two quick goals but the USA were able to slow down the Brazilians and cut the deficit in half with a goal from Nunez, bringing the score to 2-1. The green and yellow would not let the Americans make a full comeback though as Mauricinho made sure of that with a spectacular four goal effort.
Number 11, Mauricinho, used this match in the best possible way to defend his scoring title from the Riviera Maya Cup 2013. His teammates wanted to make sure that they stayed in the running for the award as well, with Datinha scoring three, and not to be outdone, Rafinha, with two of his own to add to the Brazilian scoring onslaught.
The 11-1 win for Brazil leaves them on top of the table for the BSWW Riviera Maya Cup 2014, together with Germany, who won Mexico 3-1. Tomorrow will have just as exciting a slate of matches with Brazil playing Germany at 13:00 local time, and Mexican taking on the USA at 14:15, all at Mamita's Beach Club at Playa del Carmen.
Goals: 1-0: Digo Gama, min. 11 (1) ; 2-0: Datinha, min. 11 (1); 2-1: Nunez, min. 3 (1); 3-1: Mauricinho, min. 1 (1) ; 4-1: Rafinha, min. 9 ( 2) ; 5-1: Mauricinho, min. 6 (2); 6-1: Datinha, min. 5 (2); 7-1: Rafinha, min. 1 (2); 8-1: Mauricinho, min. 8 (3); 9-1: Datinha, min. 7 (3); 10-1: Feld (og), min. 4 ( 3); 11-1: Mauricinho, min. 1 (3).
Germany spoils Mexican debut
The opening match of the Beach Soccer Worldwide Riviera Maya Cup 2014 for Mexico was not how they or the fans would have predicted. The Tri were surprised by a loose and efficient Germany, who inflicted a stinging defeat to the hosts in their debut on home soil in this year's edition of the tournament.
Both teams were able to equal each other's attacks early in the match, allowing neither team to score in the opening period. The Germans and Aztecs had not seen each other on the pitch for many years and the first period was spent trying to understand the different styles of play. Initially the defenses decided to stay back and reinforce their back lines.
Midway through the second period, Mönch found a rebound and made sure his shot found the back of the net, to open the scoring. Cati of Mexico scored the equalizer soon after on a corner kick to bring the score to 1-1. But immediately after the volley from Cati, the European side scored again on a direct free kick from Biermann to give the Germans the lead again.
The Mexican side had a frantic and exciting final frame as their offense used every opportunity to score and their fans were getting louder and louder after each missed chance, but the equalizer never came and Germany finally scored the dagger on a goal from Sokolowski. In the end, Ramon Rayas’ side was unable to mount a comeback.
The Mexicans will regroup and make sure they put the utmost effort into defeating their bitter rivals the USA at 14:15, live on beachsoccer.com. With a win tomorrow, the hosts still have every opportunity to win the cup with an exciting match against Brazil on Sunday. Meanwhile , Germany, with these three points, face a formidable Brazilian side at 13:00, live on beachsoccer.com, with the chance to defeat the tournament favourites.
Goals: 1-0: Mönch, min. 6 (2); 1-1: Cati, min. 4 (2); 2-1: Biermann, min. 3 (2); 3-1: Soko, min. 7 (3)
BSWW TOUR - RIVIERA MAYA CUP 2014
Brazil 11-1 USA
Germany 3-1 Mexico
Games for tomorrow:
Saturday, 17th of May, 2014
13:00 - Germany vs. Brazil
14:15 - Mexico vs. USA