Ushkyn-Iskra fights for Round of 16, and 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).
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 vs Hemako Sztutowo (Group F)
13:45 - FC Dinamo Batumi vs CD Bala Azul (Group B)
15:00 - SC Braga vs KP Lodz (Group E)
15:00 - CD Murcia vs BS Bohemians 1905 (Group A)
16:15 - Happy Car Sembenedettese BS vs CS Djoker (Group D)
17:30 - BSC Lokomotiv vs AS Performer Constanta (Group C)
18:45 - BSC Kristall vs FC Odesos (Group B)
20:00 - DomusBet BS Catania vs 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)