For Spain and Switzerland comes the first victory in the Under 23 WSE European Championship

An intense second day of play at the Pavilhao Multiusos de Paredes did not spare emotions, starting from the first match between England and Switzerland. With the English leading 2-0, Switzerland equalized the game in a few seconds, thus ending the first half 2-2. The decisive goal is scored by Devittori (MVP of the game), realizing with a direct shot that he was unable to block the opposing goalkeeper. England grabbed a chance in the closing seconds but failed to make the direct shot of the tie. An equally intense match between Spain and Italy, until the last minutes of the first half, when Macià’s team made the decisive breakthrough which they then managed to keep for the rest of the match. The 2-1 gained after 15 minutes gave way to the speed of Spain ending the first half on 4-1. In the second half, Italy tried to jump but failed to pierce the goalkeeper, while Spain managed to continue with their pace, thanks to two goals from Gabarro and four other scorers. MVP of the game Eloi Cervera. Tomorrow Switzerland-Spain (17:00 local hour) and Italy-Portugal (20:00 local hour).

Alessandro Bertolucci (main coach Italy): “Up to a certain point we were in the game and lost our heads at the end of the first half. We lack a bit of experience and we will have to reset because tomorrow there is another match where we won’t have to make the same mistakes “.
Sergi Macià (main coach Spain): “It wasn’t easy to make your debut against Italy, but the team behaved very well. I’m very happy with how we played. Italy, Portugal and Spain are leading the european and world scene.”

All matches will be broadcast in high definition on WSETV and Portugal’s matches will be broadcasted live on A Bola TV. Podcast is available in the WSETV

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2nd Round (5/4/2023)
17:00 – England x Switzerland = 2-3 (2-2, 0-1)
England: Hall, O’Donovan (C), Oldroyd, Dickin, Reed – Owen, Spencer, Owen, Dugdale, Richards, Ganiford – Coach: Pereira
Switzerland: Iseli, Devittori, Gottwald, Wittwer (C), Loye – Scheer, Gempeler, Matti, Schober, Hasler – Coach: Bataller
Scorers: 1st: 0’20” Oldroyd (ENG), 10’22” O’Donovan (ENG), 15’51” Scheer (SWI), 16’50” Gempeler (SWI) – 2nd: 6’54” Devittori (dir.shot) (SWI)
Penalties: 1st: 6’43” Devittori (2′) (SWI) – 2nd: 6’54” Dickin (2′) (ENG), 24’15” Gempeler (2′) (SWI)
Referees: Ferraro (Italy) and Lopez-Leiton (Spain)

20:00 – Spain x Italy = 6-1 (4-1, 2-0)
Spain: Torrents, Llenas, Alonso, Pujadas (C), Marimon – Gabarro, Salvadò, Cervera, Riba, Codony – Coach: Macia
Italy: Fongaro, Lazzarotto (C), Antonioni, Borgo, Galimberti – Lombardi, Gavioli, Cabella, Petrocchi, Bernardelli – Coach: Bertolucci
Scorers: 1st: 6’26” Alonso (SPA), 8’16” Lombardi (ITA), 14’34” Gabarro (PP) (SPA), 23’33” Marimon (SPA), 24’45” Llenas (SPA) – 2nd: 16’39” Cervera (SPA), 23’54” Gabarro (SPA)
Penalties: 1st: 14’02” Petrocchi (2′) (ITA) – 2nd: 14’18” Pujadas (2′) (SPA), 18’40” Cabella (2′) (ITA)

STANDING: Portugal 3 points (+14), Spain 3 points (+5), Italy 3 points (-2), Switzerland 3 points (-2), England 0 points (-15)

3rd Round (6/4/2023)
17:00 – Switzerland x Spain
20:00 – Italy x Portugal

4th Round (7/4/2023)
15:00 – Spain x England
18:00 – Switzerland x Portugal

5th Round (8/4/2023)
15:00 – England x Italy
18:00 – Portugal x Spain

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