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03 Jun 2015
Second day in Catania enlightens view of final 16
Teams already qualified for the knockout stage are highlighted by BSC Lokomotiv, BSC Kristall, and DomusBet BS Catania
Ushkyn-Iskra still in fight for Round of 16, but leaves Portsmouth out
Ushkyn-Iskra pulled themselves together after yesterday’s defeat to Happy Car Sambenedettese to lead a convincing victory over English champions Portsmouth BSC. The Kazakhs controlled the game since the first period, with two goals that got them in command and their sturdy defence allowed Pompey very few goal chances. Time flew for the English side, and no matter how hard they tried, nothing seemed to work for them. Instead, Ushkyn-Iskra widened the gap in the last period to finally secure a win that grants them some options to advance to next round. Beating Moldovan side CS Djoker tomorrow would get the Kazakhs in.
Goals: 0-1: Zarechny, min. 3 (1); 0-2: Vassilyev, min. 0 (1); 0-3: Makagon, min. 9 (3); 0-4: Radionov, min. 7 (3); 0-5: Vassilyev, min. 4 (3).
Narrow win gives Bate Borisov first points in Catania
The 4-3 win for FC Bate Borisov over LSA Chaudfontaine was the definition of a teeter-totter match, as both sides scored and secured momentum, only to have it ripped from them before a late goal gave Bate their first win of the tournament. A torrid pace was evident in the opening minutes and that yielded two quick goals, one from each team in the first two minutes. The score sat at 1-1 until the final minute of the frame, when Bate Borisov put Chaudfontaine in another one goal deficit and the period would end with the Belarusian side up 2-1. Both sides look confident and were sweetly connecting on shots from all over the pitch but they were deftly saved and the score stayed at 2-1 until the final minute of the period until the Belgian club leveled things to leave things at 2-2 going into the last 12 minutes. The stalemate, though it is tough to call it that as both sides were making the most of their chances, was broken when Bate Borisov scored again, to take their lead on the day, going up 3-2 early in the final frame. Chaudfontaine did not quit fighting and scored their third equalizer of the day, putting the score at 3-3. For the fourth time in 36 minutes, though, the club from Belarus scored the go-ahead goal, and the last one, securing the 4-3 victory.
Goals: 0-1: Karpov, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Marche, min. 10 (1); 1-2: Kovalenko, min. 0 (1); 2-2: Demeester, min. 1 (2); 2-3: Kamzolov, min. 10 (3); 3-3: Henrickx, min. 7 (3); 3-4: Al. Davidovich, min. 2 (3).
Renat's extra time missile gives Amrahbank victory over Montpellier
Montpellier will have a tough time stomaching their defeat today against Azeri side Amrahbank, a defeat that leaves them with little option to advance to the next round of this Euro Winners Cup. The French team commanded the first period, leading the score from the fourth minute of the game, and immediately replying Sabir’s equalizer to reach the first break ahead. Amrahbank reacted after that, and a 0-4 run changed things drastically. Notwithstanding, and despite how difficult the match had got for them, Montpellier fought back to miraculously send the game to extra time. But, after so much fighting, the French saw the game finally flee from their hands due to a great long-range shot by Renat, which gave Amrahbank the two points at stake.
Goals: 1-0: Huck, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Sabir, min. 3 (1); 2-1: Soares, min. 2 (1); 2-2: Ramil, min. 8 (2); 2-3: Asif, min. 2 (2); 2-4: Sabir, min. 11 (3); 2-5: Renat, min. 6 (3); 3-5: Delval, min. 5 (3); 4-5: Huck, min. 4 (3); 5-5: Touchat, min. 8 (3); 5-6: Renat, min. 2 (et).
Antalya-Analya leaves no doubt and stays undefeated
The 14-2 win for Antaly-Analya over Mani BS was very thorough from start to finish and despite giving up one goal in the first period and late goal, it seems as though it should have been a shut-out. An early goal from Madjer helped to give the Turkish club an early energy that was not immediately matched by Mani BS of Greece, as Antalya took an early 2-0 lead. The Greek club tried to find steady ground by scoring, however they ceded three more goals along the way, and the period ended with Antalya-Analya up 5-1. The Turkish clubs’ dominance continued into the middle frame as they doubled their goal tally, taking a 10-1 lead into the final frame. The last period did not have the outburst of goals but the defenses were blocking shots and still playing just as hard. When the final whistle had sounded, the Turkish club had climbed to a 14-2 win.
Goals: 1-0: Madjer, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Yucel, min. 8 (1); 3-0: Jordan, min. 1 (1); 3-1: Jordan (o.g.), min. 1 (1); 4-1: Belchior, min. 1 (1); 5-1: Madjer, min. 0 (1); 6-1: Baris, min. 11 (2); 7-1: Baris, min. 8 (2); 8-1: Jordan, min. 5 (2); 9-1: Madjer, min. 3 (2); 10-1: Seyit, min. 2 (2); 11-1: Belchior, min. 10 (3); 12-1: Belchior, min. 7 (3); 13-1: Mutlu, min. 7 (3); 13-2: Kazianis, min. 7 (3); 14-2: Baris, min, 6 (3).
Goldwin Pluss virtually onto next round after solid win
Hungarian champions Goldwin Pluss upset their Ukrainian homologues FC Vybor for three more points that practically secure the Magyar a berth in the Round of 16 of this Euro Winners Cup Catania 2015. Moroccan star Nassim El Haddaoui was in hand for Goldwin to help them handle the game, with three goals in key moments of the match. Those hits disarmed the Ukrainians, who, despite getting ahead in the score in the first half of the fixture, seemed unable to contain the Hungarian outrageous attacking enthusiasm. Bryshtsel tried for Vybor, but Viktor Fekete left things as they were with the fifth goal for his side. With this result, life gets much easier for Goldwin, but it gets way harder for Vybor, who cannot allow a single mistake if they want to see themselves among the best 16 teams on Friday.
Goals: 0-1: Nassim, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Ryabko, min. 4 (1); 2-1: Ryabko, min. 11 (2); 2-2: Nassim, min. 9 (2); 3-2: Verniyik, min. 8 (2); 4-2: Nassim, min. 5 (2); 3-4: Bryshtsel, min. 5 (2); 3-5: Fekete, min. 4 (3).
Milano gets first win by preventing a close comeback
The 4-2 win for Milano BS over Peugeot was thrilling and might have finished with a 10-9 score if all the opportunities had struck gold. The quick start for the Italians proved to be enough to prevail for their first win of the week. Both sides lost their opening matches and the early game intensity in this match showed how hopeful and eager they were to win this match and move into the round of 16, though it was the Italian club who struck first, with two opening period goals to take a 2-0 lead into the first break. The middle frame shifted gears as Peugeot struck and their first goal cut the deficit in half. The Milano advantage was pushed back to two goals on the second strike of the day for Maiorano, leaving the score at 3-1, but the Estonian club got their second of the day to pull back to within one goal, at 3-2, going into the final period. Excitement and tension reached new heights as there were saved penalty kicks and great chances gone missing, while Milano clung for life with the tiniest of advantages, one goal at 3-2. Defense succeeded and Milano was able to hang on for the 4-2 victory.
Goals: 1-0: Maiorano, min.5 (1); 2-0: Anderson, min. 5 (1); 2-1: Raku, min. 10 (2); 3-1: Maiorano, min. 8 (2); 3-2: Teino, min. 0 (2); 4-2: Maiorano, min. 1 (3).
Sable Dancers secures ticket to next round
A new beach soccer display had Swiss Sable Dancers grasping a berth in the next round of this Euro Winners Cup. The Alpine perfectly managed the game against Polish Hemako Sztutowo to make sure they are one of the best 16 teams in the competition. Again the Tahitian power had much a say for the Swiss performance, as Tiki Toa representatives scored four of the seven goals of the team. Hemako tried to follow Sable Dancer’s pace in the game, but they never found the way to parallel the timely and precise attacking moves by their opponents. With two defeats in two matches, Kuczma’s side see themselves out of the competition, whereas Sable Dancers will take on Turkish kings Antalya-Alanya to see who accesses next round as the best team in Group F.
Goals: 1-0: Fleur, min. 3 (1); 2-0: Clarke, min. 8 (2); 3-0: Schirinzi, min. 7 (2); 3-1: Saganowski, min. 7 (2); 4-1: Fleur, min. 6 (2); 5-1: Taiarui, min. 5 (2); 6-1: Clarke, min. 3 (2); 6-2: Piechnik, min. 5 (3); 7-2: Fleur, min. 4 (3); 7-3: Daniluk, min. 3 (3).
Bala Azul takes command early for first win
The 4-0 victory for CD Bala Azul over FC Dinamo Batumi was a tense and physical battle that had the Spanish club scoring first and utilizing suffocating defense to make sure they secured the three points and win. A tough task was ahead for both sides, a CD Bala Azul needed a win more than their Georgian counterparts, who won on day one. The Spanish side showed that they had poise and would not give up, jumping to a two goal lead all the while shutting out Dinamo, with the opening period ending with Bala Azul up 2-0. The Spanish club used the second period to assert themselves even more, doubling their lead and still limited the opponents’ chances. The second period came to an end with Bala Azul up 4-0. The third period saw a change in goal for Bala Azul, however the change was still perfect for the Spanish side, however many questions were asked of the keeper, but he did his job admirably, helping to complete the shut-out 4-0.
Goals: 0-1: Ardil , min. 5 (1); 0-2: Makharadze, min. 3 (1); 3-0: Noya, min. 2 (2); 4-0: Cristian, min. 0 (2).
SC Braga resists Lodz’s late reaction to remain atop of Group E
Many beach soccer fans and professionals have identified SC Braga as one of the strongest favourites to claim this year’s Euro Winners Cup. Today’s performance will for sure reinforce their arguments, as the Portuguese side offered a solid Beach Soccer performance in which managed to control the game for most of the 36 minutes, and also knew how contend their opponent’s reaction when things got harder. Despite the 4-1 built by the Lusitanians by midway half the game and the level of play the team had fielded seemed to point to an easy cruise, KP Lodz had not had their last say, and with two goals in just one minute cut the distance down to just one goal. Notwithstanding, Braga did not lose their temper and stood still to prevent the Polish reaction got any further. Before the final whistle, Tiago Batalha sealed the win for his side, confirming that SC Braga will remain atop of the table in Group E.
Goals: 1-0: Gori, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Kucharski, min. 2 (1); 2-1: Be Martins, min. 1 (1); 3-1: Fernando DDI, min. 11 (2); 4-1: Ze Maria, min. 3 (2); 4-2: Klepczarek, min. 3 (3); 4-3: Krawczyk, min. 3 (3); 5-3: Tiago Batalha, min. 0 (3).
CD Murcia looks the part in all-around win
The 6-3 victory for CD Murcia over BS Bohemians 1905 was an excellent example of teamwork on offense and defense, as they built a lead and were able to fend off the aggressive and opportunistic top Czech club team. Beach soccer in Spain has reached new heights in the last few years and CD Murcia is one club that has been helping that cause and in the opening minutes against BS Bohemians 1905, they showed that high-level play, scoring first. The Czech club was able to limit the attacks after the first goal and fought back to a draw at 1-1, but when the first period wound down, they were still facing a deficit, 2-1, going into the first break. The lead went up to three goals, at 4-1, but the Czech club responded with another strike from Koller, his second of the day, to put the score at 4-2 going into the final period. The Spanish side again struck first and early in the period, but the Czech giant scored his third of the match to out the score at 5-3 for CD Murcia. Just before the match concluded, the Spanish club finished up by a score of 6-3.
Goals: 1-0: Nick, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Koller, min. 1 (1); 2-1: Juanma, min. 1 (1); 3-1: Franky, min. 11 (2); 4-1: Merida, min. 10 (2); 4-2: Koller, min. 7 (2); 5-2: Eliott, min. 11 (3); 5-3: Koller, min. 7 (3); 6-3: Ezequiel, min. 0 (3).
Sambenedettese earns ticket to next round
Happy car Sambenedettese will be one of the 16 best teams in this Euro Winners Cup 2015. After the six points collected so far, following a new victory over CS Djoker, the Rossoblu cannot be overtaken in the last group stage matchday in Catania, and will for sure access next round as the best-ranked side in group D. The defending Serie A champions hit the sand with the clear idea of securing the points the sooner the better, and two goals in the first minutes helped them lead the score from then on. The Moldovan side tried to counteract, pulling one back to get within one goal on two occasions, but the truth is that the victory seemed never in danger for the Transalpine side. Despite the defeat, Djoker has everything in their hands to access next round. A win over Ushkyn-Iskra sends them in.
Goals: 1-0: Nelito, min. 9 (1); 2-0: Bruno Novo, min. 7 (1); 2-1: Baesu, min. 7 (1); 3-1: Pablo, min. 1 (2); 3-2: Duarte, min. 9 (3); 4-2: Pablo, min. 1 (3).
BSC Lokomotiv needs comeback to avoid upset loss
The 5-2 victory by BSC Lokomotiv over AS Performer Constanta was a lesson in mental fortitude and belief in a system. The Russian side scored first, lost the lead and did not take the lead again until late in the final frame. Two day one winners clashed on this day, the second day of group play, and shamefully, one had to lose. The Russian club, Lokomotiv, wanted to make sure it was not them, so a strike from Peremitin within 20 seconds of the opening whistle, put them in a good position. The deficit did not intimidate the Romanian club and they scored shortly after to tie things at 1. Performer Constanta made the most of their spacing and found the back of the net again in the opening frame and took the 2-1 lead into the first break. Lokomotiv was the more active team in the second period but the shots early on did not hit the back of the onion bag and the score remained 2-1 Performer Constanta. The period came to a thrilling end, with fast breaks from both clubs but the score did not change and went into the final frame at 2-1 for Performer Constanta. With their backs to the wall, Lokomotiv scored the equalizer and put the pressure back on the Romanian side, midway through the final frame. Both of the Russian goals had been scored by Peremitin and he decided to secure his hat trick and his team the win, when he took a pass from nearly the length of the pitch and slotted home the bicycle kick to give his team the 3-2 lead. Lokomotiv then tacked on another twp clutch but still important insurance goals and when the match came to an end, Lokomotiv had secured the 5-2 win.
Goals: 1-0: Peremitin, min. 11 (1); 1-1: Raj, min. 7 (1); 1-2: Raj, min. 5 (1); 2-2: Peremitin, min. 8 (3); 3-2: Peremitin, min. 2 (3); 4-2: Shkarin, min. 1 (3); 5-2: Zborovskyi, min. 0 (3).
BSC Kristall in top form as they roll to final 16
The 6-0 victory for BSC Kristall over FC Odesos was very close early on, only a one goal difference or tie for the entire first period, but the second period is where the defending champs showed why they are so dangerous. They controlled tempo, scored goals, and prevented them also. Nearly every match is of the utmost importance to the reigning champion, as everyone wants nothing more than to beat them. That does not seem to faze the Russian club as Kristall took the early 1-0 lead on a perfect shot from Romanov. The chances were adding up for both sides but the score stayed 1-0 going into the second frame. In the middle period, things opened up for Kristall as they net three early goals to make a four goal gap, at 4-0. Kristall added another goal late in the period, to take a 5-0 lead into the final 12 minutes of play. The Russian kings scored first in the final frame and were well on their way to another victory and a spot in the Round of 16. The final buzzer sounded with BSC Kristall up by a score of 6-0.
Goals: 1-0: Romanov, min. 11 (1); 2-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 10 (2); 3-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 9 (2); 4-0: Aksenov, min. 7 (2); 5-0: Ilinskii, min. 3 (2); 6-0: Ilinskii, min. 11 (3).
Catania into knockout stage after second win
The 5-1 victory for DormusBet BS Catania over BST Chemnitz was a match filled with moments that you if you blinked, which you would not want to, you could miss. Some of the tournaments’ best goals were all packed into this game, and from both teams, although it was the Italian club that fought just a bit harder and came out on top. Not the most unlikely of sources in beach soccer, but also not the most likely to score is the goalkeeper and Catania used their tough goal stopper to net the games’ first goal on a rocket from the length of the pitch. The keeper also had to make key stops and the hosts tacked on another goal late in the frame to take a 2-0 lead into the first break. The German side are in the Euro Winners Cup for a reason and they showed mettle in bouncing back in the second period with a goal from Weirauch that put the score at 2-1 for the hosts. DomusBet BS Catania had more tricks of their own and netted their third goal on a precision strike from Rodrigo and they would take the 3-1 lead with them into the final period. The Italian side continued to put pressure on the German club did not stop their scoring in the final frame, and they put the match all but out of reach with two back to back goals from Rodrigo, giving him three on the day and his team the 5-1 lead. When the dust settled, the final score was 5-1 for Catania.
Goals: 1-0: Del Mestre, min. 5 (1); 2-0: Palazzolo, min. 0 (1); 2-1: Weirauch, min. 10 (2); 3-1: Rodrigo, min. 3 (2); 4-1: Rodrigo, min. 6 (3); 5-1: Rodrigo, min. 5 (3).
EURO WINNERS CUP 2015
10:00 – Portsmouth BS 0-5 Ushkyn-Iskra (Group D)
10:00 – LSA Chaudfontaine 3-4 FC Bate Borisov (Group G)
11:15 – Montepellier BS 5-6 (aet) Amrahbank (Group C)
11:15 – Antalya-Alanya BSC 14-2 Mani BS (Group F)
12:30 – FC Vybor 3-5 Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC (Group G)
12:30 – Milano BS 4-2 Peugeot (Group E)
13:45 – BSC Sable Dancers Bern 7-3 Hemako Sztutowo (Group F)
13:45 – FC Dinamo Batumi 0-4 CD Bala Azul (Group B)
15:00 – SC Braga 5-3 KP Lodz (Group E)
15:00 – CD Murcia 6-3 BS Bohemians 1905 (Group A)
16:15 – Happy Car Sembenedettese BS 4-2 CS Djoker (Group D)
17:30 – BSC Lokomotiv 5-2 AS Performer Constanta (Group C)
18:45 – BSC Kristall 6-0 FC Odesos (Group B)
20:00 – DomusBet BS Catania 5-1 BS Chemnitz (Group A)
10:00 – Hemako Sztutowo vs Mani BS (Group F)
10:00 – Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC vs FC Bate Borisov (Group G)
11:15 – KP Lodz vs Peugeot (Group E)
11:15 – CS DJoker vs Uskyn-Iskra (Group D)
12:30 – FC Vybor vs LSA Chaudfontaine (Group G)
12:30 – AS Performer Constanta vs Amrahbank (Group C)
13:45 – BSC Sable Dancers Bern vs Antalya-Analya (Group F)
13:45 – FC Odesos vs CD Bala Azul (Group B)
15:00 – SC Braga vs BS Milano BS (Group E)
15:00 – BST Chemnitz vs BS Bohemians 1905 (Group A)
16:15 – Happy Car Sembenedettese BS vs Portsmouth BS (Group D)
17:30 – BSC Lokomotiv vs Montpellier BS (Group C)
18:45 – BSC Kristall vs FC Dinamo Batumi (Group B)
20:00 – DomusBet BS Catania vs CD Murcia (Group A)