Defined the eight teams that will compete in the WSE Champions Final Eight of Viana do Castelo

The last 50 minutes were decisive to determine the last four qualifiers for the WSE Champions League Final Eight in Viana do Castelo (Portugal). U.D. Oliveirense Simoldes, A.D. Valongo Colquimica, Sporting C.P. and O.C. Barcelos are the four Portuguese teams that join two other Portuguese teams, S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto, they already qualified in the previous rounds. There will therefore be 6 Portuguese teams in the Final Eight; the Spanish Barça and the Italian Trissino will join them. The last matchday saw a 3-2 comeback victory for Oliveirense at the Riazor in A Coruna, with the decisive goal scored by Alexandre Marques, after a marked balance throughout the match. In the same Group A, a 2-2 draw between Calafell and Benfica, keeps the team in first position and as one of the two unbeaten. The second unbeaten is the Italian Trissino, who won 6-2 against Porto Fidelidade, where Giulio Cocco was once again exalted, author of a hat-trick and above all top scorer of the WSE Champions League with 13 goals. Second time of high thickness for the Italians after a rather balanced match. Trissino wins group B, while Noia Freixenet wins 4-2 against Gamma Innovation Sarzana and confirms third place. Valongo Colquimica also won the last match by winning 2-1 against the Italian Lodi, while Forte dei Marmi tied 4-4 against Barça, thus leaving qualification in the hands of the Portuguese (11 points), together with the “Blaugrana” first classified in 13 points. Sporting CP and O.C. Barcelos are the two qualifiers from the balanced Group D. It was a 2-2 tie that determined the qualification, while Reus Deportiu Virginias won 7-4 at the home of the French SCRA Saint-Omer.
On 4 and 5 May, therefore, the Quarter-Finals: Benfica-Porto, Barça-Barcelos, Trissino-Oliveirense, Sporting-Valongo. The definitive plan of the Final Eight will be communicated in the coming days.

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Facundo Bridge (AD Valongo Colquimica) and Filipe Fernandes (Amatori Lodi) – Photo Credit: Alberto Vanelli

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Group A
21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – Deportivo Liceo (Spain) x U.D. Oliveirense (Portugal) = 2-3 (1-1, 1-2)
Deportivo Liceo: Serra, Ricart, Carballeira, Torres D (C), Rodriguez – Di Benedetto B, Torres F, Canal, Bridge M – Coach: Copa
Oliveirense: Alves Fernandes, Pereira T, Adroher, Silva J, Cardoso – Martinez L, Torra (C), Araujo, Marques, Fonseca Fernandes – Coach: Pereira P
Scorers: 1st: 19’36” Cardoso (UDO), 20’28” Di Benedetto (LIC) – 2nd: 18’40” Torres F (LIC), 19’07” Pereira (UDO), 21’37” Marques (UDO)
Penalties: 1st: 11’55” Carballeira (2′) (LIC)
Referees: Claudio Ferraro (Italy) and Francesco Stallone (Italy)

21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – Parlem C.P. Calafell (Spain) x S.L. Benfica (Portugal) = 2-2 (0-1, 2-1)
Calafell: Camps, Xaus, Palau (C), Escala, Casas – Mendes, Ferrer, Miras, Fernandez-Avila, Solans – Coach: Lopez F
Benfica: Mendes, Lamas, Alvarez, Roca, Di Benedetto R – Ordonez, Nicolias, Rafael, Pinto G, Henriques (C) – Coach: Resende
Scorers: 1st: 19’18” Di Benedetto R (SLB) – 2nd: 0’51” Nicolia (dir.shot) (SLB), 6’36” Ferrer (CPC), 7’20” Ferrer (CPC)
Penalties: 1st: 24’55” Miras (2′) (CPC)

Referees: Joseph  Silecchia (Italy) and Simone Brambilla (Italy)

Final Standing Group A: 1st place S.L. Benfica (PT) 12 points (+7), 2nd place U.D. Oliveirense (PT) 10 points (+4), 3rd place Deportivo Liceo (SP) 6 points (-4), Parlem C.P. Calafell (SP) 3 points (-7)

Group B
21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) –  G.S. Hockey Trissino (Italy) x F.C. Porto Fidelidade (Portugal) = 6-2 (1-1, 5-1)
Trissino: Zampoli, Pinto J (C), Galbas J, Cocco, Ipinazar – Mendez, Malagoli, Schiavo, Gavioli D, Bovo – Coach: Bertolucci
Porto Fidelidade: Malian, Pinto T, Costa R, Di Benedetto C, Alves – Garcia R (C), Mena, Pujadas, Barata, Rodrigues – Coach: Ares
Scorers: 1st: 4’40” Di Benedetto C (FCP), 24’46” Cocco (dir.shot) (TRI) – 2nd: 2’14” Cocco (pen.shot) (TRI), 4’05” Mendez (TRI), 8’22” Di Benedetto (dir.shot) (FCP), 13’05” MalagolI (TRI), 13’05” Malagoli (TRI), 18’23” Galbas (TRI), 21’47” Cocco (dir.shot) (TRI)
Penalties: 1st. 24’46” Costa (2′) (FCP)

Referees: Ivan Gonzalez (Spain) and Oriol Perez (Spain)

21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – C.E. Noia Freixenet (Spain) x Gamma Innovation H.Sarzana (Italy) = 4-2 (3-2, 1-0)
Noia Freixenet: Roca, Esteller (C), Salvado, Bargallo, Gabarro – Mitjans, Costa X, Ballart, Gil K, Marimont – coach: Variasf
Gamma Innovation Sarzana: Bianchi, Garcia J, De Rinaldis F, Festa, Ortiz – Alonso, Perroni, Rispogliati, Tognacca, Corona (C) – Coach: De Rinaldis P
Scorers: 1st: 4’33” Festa (SAR), 7’57” Bargallo (NOI), 10’44” Gabarro (NOI), 13’42” Festa (SAR), 17’59” Gil (NOI) – 2nd: 19’49” Mitjans (NOI)

Referees: Pedro Figueiredo (Portugal) and Silvia Coelho (Portugal)

Final Standing Group B: 1st place: G.S. Hockey Trissino (IT) 14 points (+14), 2nd place: FC Porto Fidelidade (PT) 11 points (+9), 3rd place: C.E. Noia Freixenet (SP) 8 points (-5), 4th place: Gamma Innovation Sarzana (IT) 0 points (-18)

Group C
21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – H.C. Forte dei Marmi (Italy) x Barça (Spain) = 4-4 (2-1. 2-3)
Forte dei Marmi: Gnata (C), Ambrosio, Gil P, Cinquini, Torner – Illuzzi, Gual, Rossi, Borgo, Bertozzi – Coach: De Gerone
Barça: Grau C, Alabart, Bargallo P, Nunes, Rodrigues – Panadero (C), Grau M, Llorca, Pascual J, Fernandez S – Coach: Castro
Scorers: 1st: 2’13” Cinquini (FOR), 2’17” Ambrosio (FOR), 11’26” Panadero (BAR) – 2nd: 0’43” Ambrosio (FOR), 1’59” Grau (BAR), 12’14” Rodrigues (BAR), 17’31” Rodrigues (BAR), 17’50” Torner (FOR)
Penalties: 1st: 16’03” Ambrosio (2′) (FOR) – 2nd: 17’48” Rodrigues (2′) (BAR)
Referees: Miguel Guilherme (Portugal) and Teofilo Casimiro (Portugal)

21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – A.D. Valongo Colquimica (Portugal) x Amatori Wasken Lodi (Italy) = 2-1 (2-0, 0-1)
Valongo Colquimica: Edo, Bessa, Santos N (C), Navarro, Bridge F – Abreu, Moura, Silva F, Bento – Coach: Bosch
Amatori Wasken Lodi: Grimalt (C), Giovannetti, Faccin, Najera, Fernandes – Fantozzi, Barbieri, Bozzetto, Porchera – Coach: Bresciani
Scorers: 1st: 14’35” Navarro (dir.shot) (ADV), 21’29” Silva N (ADV) – 2nd: 14’49” Najera (LOD)
Referees: Miguel Diaz (Spain) and Jonathan Sanchez (Spain)

Final Standing Group C: 1st place Barça (SP) 13 points (+11), 2nd place A.D. Valongo Colquimica (PT) 11 points (+3), 3rd place H.C. Forte dei Marmi (IT) 9 points (-2), 4th Amatori Wasken Lodi (IT) 0 points (-12)

Group D
20:00 (GMT+1) – 21:00 (CEST) – O.C. Barcelos (Portugal) x Sporting C.P. (Portugal) = 2-2 (0-0, 2-2)
Barcelos: Acevedo, Querido (C), Vieira, Morais, Rampulla – Centeno, Rocha, Pereira, Pinheiro, Ferreira – Coach: Freitas
Sporting: Girao (C), Platero, Verona, Perez, Romero – Font, Souto, Magalhaes, Almeida, Macedo – Caoch: Dominguez
Scorers: 2nd: 6’02” Perez (SCP), 10’02” Querido (pen.shot) (OCB), 10’41” Almeida (SCP), 11’44” Rampulla (OCB)
Referees: Ruben Fernandez (Spain) and Daniel Villar (Spain)

21:00 (CEST) – 20:00 (GMT+1) – S.C.R.A. St-Omer (France) x Reus Deportiu Virginias (Spain) = 4-7 (2-5, 2-2)
SCRA Saint-Omer: Chambel, Cuenca (C), Mantinan, Barengo, Llisa – Nedder, Le Roux, Pellizzari, Savreux L, Manè – Coach: Savreux F
Reus Deportiu Virginias: Zapater, Aragones, Compagno, Gelmà, Julià – Rojas, Salvat (C), Gimenez, Ballart – Coach: Garcia J
Scorers: 1st: 2’23” Compagno (REU), 6’31” Matinan (SCRA), 8’22” Compagno (REU), 9’48” Aragones (REU), 12’53” Nedder (SCRA), 15’22” Aragones (REU), 23’30” Julia (REU) – 2nd: 0’57” Gelmà (REU), 16’30” Cuenca (SCRA), 17’28” Nedder (SCRA), 19’05” Aragones (REU)
Penalties: 2nd: 17’20” Salvat (2′) (REU)
Referees: Joaquim Pinto (Portugal) and Porfirio Fernandes (Portugal)

Final Standing Group D: 1st place: Sporting C.P. (PT) 11 points (+9), 2nd place: O.C. Barcelos (PT) 10 points (+3), 3rd place: Reus Deportiu Virginias 10 points (+2), 4th place: S.C.R.A. St-Omer (FR) 3 points (-14)

Top Scorers:
Giulio Cocco (Trissino) 13 goals
Joao Rodrigues (Barça) Sergi Aragones (Reus Deportiu Virginias) 9 goals
Ferran Font (Sporting), Ignacio Alabart (Barça) 7 goals

WSE Champions League Final Eight – Viana do Castelo (Portugal) – Fixtures to be defined
Quarter-finals May 4 and 5
Quarter-final #1 – S.L. Benfica (PT) x F.C. Porto Fidelidade (PT)
Quarter-final #2 – Barça (SP) x O.C. Barcelos (PT)
Quarter-final #3 – G.S. Hockey Trissino (IT) x U.D. Oliveirense Simoldes (PT)
Quarter-final #4 – Sporting C.P. (PT) x A.D. Valongo (PT)
Semi-finals May 6
Semi-final #1 – Winner Quarter-final #1 x Winner Quarter-final #2
Semi-final #2 – Winner Quarter-final #3 x Winner Quarter-final #4
Final May 7
Final – Winner Semi-final #1 x Winner Semi-final #2

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