FC Porto/Fidelidade won the WSE Champions League, after beating (5-1) AD Valongo/Colquímica in the final, in Viana do Castelo. The blue and whites won the competition for the third time in their history. FC Porto had not won the most important club competition in Europe since 1990.
With strong support from the stands, the two teams played a great rink hockey game with FC Porto being happy at the end. AD Valongo had more opportunities at the beginning of the game, but it was FC Porto who scored through Rafa.
Miguel Moura equalized five minutes later, but Carlo Di Benedetto and Gonçalo Alves (direct shot) increased FC Porto’s lead to 3-1 before half-time. The game was already difficult for Valongo, it got even worse when Carlo Di Benedetto scored again to make it 4-1.
Near the end, and with the Valongo players already without the strength to reach the tie, Xavi Barroso made the final 5-1. The celebration at Pavilhão José Natário was blue and white.
FC Porto/Fidelidade (POR) x AD Valongo/Colquímica (POR) = 5-1 (2-1, 3-0)
FC Porto/Fidelidade: Xavi Malián, Telmo Pinto, Rafa, Carlo Di Benedetto, Gonçalo Alves – Tiago Rodrigues, Xavier Barroso, Diogo Barata, Ezequiel Mena, Reinaldo García (C) – Coach: Ricardo Ares
AD Valongo/Colquímica: Xano Edo (GK), Nuno Santos, Facundo Bridge, Rafa Bessa, Facundo Navarro – Gonçalo Bento, Diogo Abreu, Carlos Ramos, Miguel Moura, Francisco Silva – Coach: Edo Bosch.
Scorers: Rafa (8’), Miguel Moura (13’), Carlo Di Benedetto (18’), Gonçalo Alves (23’), Carlo Di Benedetto (30’), Xavier Barroso (49’).
Referees: Miguel Díaz (Spain) and Rubén Fernández (Spain)
Xavi Barroso (FC Porto) – Photo Credit: WSE
Date and schedules of the fixture (local time GMT+1)
18h00 – SL Benfica 2-4 FC Porto;
21h00 – Barça 5-3 OC Barcelos;
18h00 – GSH Trissino 6-8* UD Oliveirense;
21h00 – Sporting CP 2-3 AD Valongo Colquímica;
15h00 – FC PortoB 3-4 Barça
18h00 – UD Oliveirense 4-6 AD Valongo Colquímica
15h00 – FC Porto 5-1 AD Valongo/Colquímica