Catania, Braga, Kristall, Artur Music, Sable Dancers, Grembach Lodz, Milano Beach Soccer and Lokomotiv have already earned access
Llorenç disarms Rostocker and hands Terracina the points
Terracina wanted to quickly get rid of the bad taste the extra-time defeat left them yesterday and they managed to do so.The Italian Coppa champions bent today Rotstocker Robben, who will have it really difficult to get onto the round of 16 as one of the two best third-ranked sides. Four goals by Spanish star Llorenç were powder enough to dominate the Germans, and the contribution by Corosiniti, with two, and Frainetti, made things impossible for Rostockers efforts, capitalized by Neumann.
Despite no goals were witnessed in the first frame, Llorençs hunger awoke right at the beginning of the second one.Two goals by the Spaniard left-footed swept the Puntini in significant advantage, with Corosiniti to follow for the 3-0.Neumman tried to command the German reaction, and with two hits pulled his side just one down.
That was the end of Rostockers reaction. Llorenç came to the rescue, and with two more goals, almost finalized the game in the first steps of last leg. Just as in the first period, Corosiniti complemented his teammates production with the 6-2, and Frainetti closed the score with the 7-2.
Goals: 1-0: Llorenç, min. 11 (2); 2-0: Llorenç, min. 5 (2); 3-0: Corosiniti, min. 5 (2); 3-1: Neumann, min. 1 (2); 3-2: Neumann, min. 0 (2); 4-2: Llorenç, min. 11 (3); 5-2: Llorenç, min. 8 (3); 6-2: Corosiniti, min. 3 (3); 7-2: Frainetti, min.0 (3)
Grembach Lodz gives up lead, wins in final seconds
The 4-3 win for Grembach Lodz over the Marseille Beach Team was thrilling as the final minutes provided enough drama for a high school dance. Grembach took an early two goal lead but Marseille fought back and even tied the score with a direct kick in the final minute. The Polish team would not be denied thoughas they scored on the ensuing kickoff to restore order. Stankovic picked the perfect moment to score his third goal of the match, as that final goal put his team up for good. Grembach is undefeated heading into their final group match against Milano BS. The French side will face MFC Spartak 2012 on Thursday.
Possession belonged to the French side, Marseille, for most of the first period, but Grembach was able to capitalize on their chances and scored two authoritative goals. Intensity grew as the second period saw their need for a goal increase and the inevitably was palpable, as the goal did come midway through the middle frame but the Polish club scored one also to go into the final break up 3-1. The final frame was very physical and the Marseille team set the tone by scoring early and then they tied the score in the final minute only to have their hearts ripped out on the ensuing kickoff by Stankovic.
Goals: 1-0: Stankovic, min. 9 (1); 2-0: Saganowski, min. 7 (1); 2-1: Mendy, min. 2 (2); 3-1: Stankovic, min. 2 (2); 3-2: Mahraoui, min. 10 (3); 3-3: Bru, min. 0 (3); 4-3: Stankovic, min. 0 (3).
Last minute hit by Madjer Sends Lokomotiv through
Lokomotiv Moscow will stay in the fight to defend their Euro Winners Cup 2013 title, after a tight win today over Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC that secures Leonovs side a place in the Round of 16. A last-minute missile by Madjer untied a really balanced match in which the Hungarians even touched the go-through with the tip of their fingers.
Just three minutes into the game, the Portuguese star swept the Muscovite ahead, and everything seemed to be on the right rails for them. But Fekete lead the Hungarian reaction, scoring two goals that turned the score around. Midway half second frame, Rafinha hit again for Lokomotiv, leveling the score before it was too late.
When the match seemed destined to the extra time, Portuguese Maestro Madjer brought on a wonderful volley to fire the winner home after a corner kick serve. With just one minute remaining, the Magyar team found no ways to balance the score back again, and the three points, plus the ticket to next round, flew to Russian hands.
Goals: 1-0: Madjer, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Fekete, min. 4 (1); 1-2: Fekete, min. 11 (2); 2-2: Rafinha, min. 5 (2); Madjer, min. 1 (3)
Extra time victory gives Moldova club 2 points
CS Djoker Tornado-Chisinau won 4-3 in extra time over Portsmouth Beach Soccer Club after some exhilarating final minutes of the 3rd period and overtime. The English club, Portsmouth, tied the game late but could not overcome the early two goal overtime deficit they faced. CS Djoker will play Sable Dancers on Thursday with hopes of advancing to the knockout stages. Portsmouth will face BS Bohemians 1905 on Thursday and will be looking for their first win of the tournament.
The opening period saw both teams flex their muscles but the British and Moldovan clubs were resolute in their defense and the period ended tied at 0. CS Djoker seized the first real opportunity and scored midway through the second period to go up 1-0 and they withstood an onslaught of offensive attacks from the English side to finish the period with the score 1-0. The Moldovan side used the opening minutes of the final frame to double their lead and despite continually attacking the Portsmouth goal, they did not concede or break their defense until midway through the final frame. The British side scrambled to find the equalizer and did in the final seconds to send the match into overtime, though they faced an early two goal deficit in overtime and could not overcome.
Goals: 1-0: Negara, min. 8 (2); 2-0: Munteanu, min. 2 (3); 2-1: Bowes, min. 5 (3); 2-2: Blake, min. 5 (3); 3-2:
Negara, min. 1 (et); 4-2: Negara, min. 0 (et); 4-3: Black, min. 0 (et),
Milano need thorough reaction to access next round
Defending Serie A Enel Champions Milano Beach Soccer were put to the test in their game against Spartak Varna. The Bulgarian made rossoneris life really difficult, and only a third period reaction sealed the win, and the ticket to next round, for the Italian side. Four goals by Grassi were the key to the Milanese win.
Only three minutes into the game, Tsvetkov made clear that this was not to be the relaxed march someone could anticipate for Milano. Indeed, shortly after Eudins 1-1 for the Italians, Adam struck back to push the Bulgarian ahead again. Their fight was fierce, and their resistance, stout, but during third period, things changed drastically. A 6-0 run got the match pretty much under control for Milano, who minutes before saw themselves out of the competition, but were now safe and sound in this Euro Winners Cup 2014. Tsvetkovs last effort could only pull one back for Spartak, whose door to the Round of 16 is already closed.
Goals: 0-1: Tsvetkov, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Eudin, min. 9 (2); 1-2: Adam, min. 3 (2); 2-2: Leo, min. 9 (3); 3-2: Grassi, min. 7 (3); 4-2: Eudin, min. 7 (3); 5-2: Grassi, min. 6 (3); 6-2: Grassi, min. 6 (3); 7-2: Grassi, min. 4 (3); 7-3: Tsevtkov, min. 1 (3)
Balanced attack gives SC Braga win
The 3-1 win for SC Braga of Portugal over SK Augur Enemat from Estonia was well-rounded and showed why the Portuguese team has high aspirations, and legitimately so, for winning this tournament. Braga will play BSC Kristall in their next match on Thursday. Next up for Augur is AO Kefallinia and the Estonian squad will still be looking for their first win and the points that follow.
Braga and Augur both attacked early on and used shots across the face of the goal to try and score but neither connected though it seemed as if the weaker backline of Augur would crack first, and it eventually did with a late minute goal from the Portuguese side. The middle frame was an exciting example of beach soccer where the club from Portugal took advantage of the porous Estonian teams defense and scored again though they conceded their first goal of the match as well. Braga was set on keeping the pesky Estonian squad down and a goal in the middle of the final period proved to be enough to quell any thoughts of a comeback as they held on for the victory.
Goals: 1-0: Torres, min. 0 (1); 2-0: Jordan, min. 6 (2), min. 6 (2); 2-1: Marmor, min. 4 (2); 3-1: Jordan, min. 7 (3).
Sable Dancers overcome slow start to cruise
A 7-2 win for the Sable Dancers over BS Bohemians 1905 was exactly what they needed to propel themselves into their final group stage match on Thursday against CS Djoker Tornado-Chisinau. It was a defensive battle early but the Czech team, BS Bohemians, were unable to maintain and the second period proved to be the big difference in the score. The loss means BS Bohemians will be looking to get into the next round with a win against Portsmouth Beach Soccer Club on Thursday.
Opening the match with direct strikes on goal looked like the game plan but both teams settled into a defensive rhythm and negated each others attacks, with the period ended tied at 0. Shots abounded in the second period and it looked as if both teams were destined to open the flood gates but only Sable Dancers was able to score and they notched four goals. The third period was a flurry of goals, three from Sable Dancers and two late goals for BS Bohemians.
Goals: 1-0: Angel, min. 11 (2); 2-0: Leu, min. 8 (2); 3-0: Mandik, min. 5 (2); 4-0: Marruci, min. 0 (2); 5-0: Angel, min. 10 (3); 6-0: Mesh, min. 9 (3); 7-0: Angel, min. 9 (3); 7-1: Koller, min. 9 (3); 7-2: Bocek, min. 6 (3).
Bate Borisov holds onto slim lead for win
A very tightly contested 3-2 win for Bate Borisov over Seferihiser CittaSlow was made even more interesting with the appearance and viewership of possibly one of the greatest Belarusian footballers ever, Alexander Hlev. The former Arsenal, FC Barcelona, Stuttgart or Bate Borisov, among others, 11v11 star was in the stands cheering on his Belarusian comrades. The win for Bate puts them in a great spot going into their next match on Thursday against Ushkyn-Iskra. There are no conciliations in losses but Seferihisar played extremely well and will battle on Thursday for a spot in the knockout stages.
The first period was a relentless push of offense but neither side was able to net the first goal until the final minutes, when the Belarusians, Bate Borisov, took their first lead of the game. In the middle frame Bate added another goal to their lead but their Turkish opponents quickly halfed the deficit. Late in the period the Belarus club restored their two goal lead. The final period was tense as both sides wanted to add to their tallies but they did not want to weaken their defenses. Bate held on despite giving up a late goal.
Goals: 0-1: Pernai, min. 1 (1); 0-2: Karpov, min. 7 (2); 1-2: Baris, min. 6 (2); 1-3: Zhechko, min. 3 (2); 2-3: Maci, min. 3 (3).
Artur Music builds big lead and gets win
An 8-5 win for Artur Music over Beach Soccer Egmond is just fine for them as they head into their final group stage game with already both feet on next round. The match looked to be a blowout early on but the Dutch team, Egmond, nearly tied the game with four straight goals, although Artur Music was able to keep their lead. The loss for Egmond was difficult as they exerted so much energy in coming back but they will play their group stage match against Falfala Kfar Qassem on Thursday.
Striking first is never indicative of a win but it can never hurt and Artur Music struck first and continued to strike, scoring five in the first period and allowing none. Early in the second period the scoring was at maximum with both teams scoring and BS Egmond bagging four times to try and whittle away at the Artur Music lead and the period ended with the Ukrainian leading by two goals at 6-4. The third period started with Artur Music asserting themselves again, scoring early and securing a three goal lead once again to hold steady through the rest of the match.
Goals: 1-0: A. Borsuk, min. 6 (1); 2-0; Sydorenko, min. 3 (1); 3-0: Budzko, min. 3 (1); 4-0: Zborovskyi, min. 2 (1); 5-0: Korniichuk, min. 1 (1); 5-1: Ruder, min. 11 (2); 6-1: Zborovskyi, min. 10 (2); 6-2: Kramer, min. 8 (2); 6-3: Romesin, min. 4 (2); 6-4: Klibroek, min. 3 (2); 7-4: Borsuk, min. 11 (3); 7-5: Kramer, min. 7 (3); 8-5: Zborovskyi, min. 3 (3).
Catania BS comes from behind to snag 3 points and get onto next round
The 7-4 win for Catania BS over Aluminios Sotelo was very satisfying as they showed resolve in coming from behind and had to overcome a very tough opponent. Also, playing in front of a home crowd has its benefits and downsides, as everyone in the stands experience the highs and lows of the on-field product, and this match had plenty of both. Being down by three goals was not easy for anyone but the Italians persevered and now have two wins in two games going into the final group stage day with the qualification for the Round of 16 already secured. The loss for the Spanish side is tough as they had the upperhand but they will face Kreiss to open up the third days´ action, still with all options to advance to next round.
The opening period had the hosts take many shots on goal that were barely thwarted and on the counter attack. Aluminios scored three times, but not to be held back for long, the hosts, Catania scored two goals of their own and went into the break down by one goal. Goals began to be scored in bunches as both teams added to their scores but Catania seized the momentum and scored two more goals than the Spanish side and went up by 1 goal heading into the final period. Neither team was afforded many offensive chances in the last frame though late in the period the Italian side struck twice again to build on their already one goal lead.
Goals: 0-1: Frank, min. 7 (1); 0-2: C. Torres, min. 4 (1); 0-3: Martin, min. 3 (1); 1-3: Fred, min. 2 (1); 2-3: Be Martins, min. 0 (1); 3-3: Be Martins, min. 9 (2); 3-4: C. Torres, min. 8 (2); 4-4: Gabriel, min. 7 (2); 5-4: Platania, min. 5 (2); 6-4: Zurlo, min. 4 (3); 7-4: Fred, min. 2 (3).
Kristall uses big 2nd period on way to win and secure next round
BSC Kristall had a slow start in their 11-0 win over the Greek side AO Kefallinia but used the second period to launch themselves to victory. The first period was exciting with many defenses stop and only one goal but a seven goal second frame, all from the Russian side Kristall was more than enough to claim the victory. BSC Kristall will face SC in their final group match on Thursday, with their ticket to the Round of 16 already in their hands. The loss for the Greek squad was a big one but they will have a chance at redemption against SK Augur Enemat on Thursday.
The opening period was just as exciting as a beach soccer fan could have hoped for and strong defensive tactics were in full effect, though the Russians were able to break through with one early goal. The first period was just a teaser to what the Russian club could do and in the second period they opened up their offense and scored seven more goals to take an eight goal lead into the final period. The scoring slowed in the final period, though the Russian champion was able to add to their lead all the while maintaining the shutout.
Goals: 1-0: Datinha, min. 2 (1); 2-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 8 (2); 3-0: Datinha, min. 8 (2); 4-0: Datinha, min. 7 (2); 5-0: Aksenov, min. 5 (2); 6-0: Krash, min. 4 (2); 7-0: Datinha, min. 2 (2); 8-0: Datinha, min. 1 (2); 9-0: Romanov, min. 3 (3); 10-0: Bruno Xavier, min. 2 (3); 11-0: Vasilchenko, min. 1 (3).
EURO WINNERS CUP 2014
Wednesday, 4th of June, 2014
Terracina BS 7-2 Rostocker Robben
Gremback Lodz 4-3 Marseille Beach Team
BSC Lokomotiv 3-2 Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC
CS Djoker Tornado-Chisinau 4-3(aet) Portsmouth BS Club
Milano BS 7-3 MFC Spartak 2012
SC Braga 3-1 SK Augur Enemat
Sable Dancers 7-2 BS Bohemians 1905
Seferihisar CittaSlow 2-3 Bate Borisov
Artur Music 8-5 BS Egmond
Catania BS 7-4 Aluminios Sotelo
BSC Kristall 11-0 AO Kefallinia
Thursday, 5th of June, 2014
10:00 – Aluminios Sotelo vs. Kreiss
10:00 – Bate Borisov vs. Ushkyn.Iskran
11:15 – BS Egmond vs. Falfala Kfar Qassem
11:15 – Goldwin Pluss Bodon FC vs. Rostocker Robben
12:30 – BS Bohemians 1905 vs. Portsmouth BS Club
12:30 – MFC Spartak 2012 vs. Marseille Beach Team
13:45 – BSC Lokomotiv vs. Terracina BS
15:00 – Milano BS vs. Grembach Lodz
16:15 – Sable Dancers vs. CS Djoker Tornado-Chisinau
16:15 – AO Kefallinia vs. SK Augur Enemat
17:30 – 2nd Place Group A vs. 3rd Place Group A
17:30 – 2nd Place Group D vs. 3rd Place Group D
18:45 – BSC Kristall vs. SC Braga
18:45 – 2nd Place Group C vs. 3rd Place Group C