Portugal is crowned the new Under 19 European Champion, the second consecutive title

A very tense and intense final for the gold medal, ahead of the sold-out of Rollerhockey Halle in Seedorf-Uri. Portugal won with the decisive goal 217 seconds from the end and Martim Costa scored with a central strike. Yet Spain tamed their opponent for large stretches, taking the lead twice, first with Curtiellas and then with Saavedra. However, Portugal managed to take advantage of their opponents’ very few errors in the second half, after having made several errors in the first. First Azevedo (1-1) and then Viti Oliveira (2-2), reach Spain, but Martim Costa decides, as decisive were the two goalkeepers, Vina and Venda, the best players in the rink. It is the 22nd title for the Portuguese against Spain’s 24, the second consecutive in this category.

Italy takes third place after a battle that lasted over 2 hours and 20 minutes. At a certain point, France had the match in control thanks to a 2-1 which was then extended to 3-1 halfway through the second half (goals from Allanic, Garcia and lastly Barois). From that moment on, however, a direct shot that could have closed the match 11 minutes from the end failed but at this point Italy, with obvious difficulties in overcoming Oliviero, managed to get to 3-2 with Bozzetto. Another chance for France 7 minutes from the end with Avondo on a direct shot. 4 minutes from the end Italy returns to the draw with captain Pesavento taking advantage of the penalty after the blue card given to the goalkeeper. France makes the mistake of having 4 men on the pitch with another sending-off, but Italy is unable to overcome Aidoud (two failed direct shots). In numerical superiority in extra time, Pesavento scores the winning goal, while Marchetti makes it safe for 5-3.
Suisse prevailed in the 5/6th place final, in a very balanced match, which ended 0-0 in the first 25 minutes of the game. A shot from captain Keita Graf broke the deadlock but England had the chance to equalise, but the Swiss defense was very tight. Fayet doubles the score at half-time, making the Swiss fans happy.
The 7/8 place final was won by Germany 12-5. Rather entertaining first half where the teams faced each other head on and Austria remained glued to the result with goals from Elias Mark (2), Hilbe, Erath and Kirchberger. With the Germans leading by three goals at half-time, they managed the match more confidently, scoring another 12 goals. Four goals scored by Joel Halek, three for Heinrichs, two for Barnekow and Kulmer, one for Haubrock

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Eliminatory Round – Finals
Saturday 16 September 2023

15:00 – Fin.7°/8° place – AUSTRIA – GERMANY = 5-12 (4-7, 1-5)
Austria: Prutsch, Hilbe, Mark, Erath (C), Kirchberger – Hauser, Fassler, Calvin, Winsauer, Hinteregger – Coach: Dolce
Germany: Hollstein, Barnekow, Drossel (C), Heinrichs, Kulmer – Halek, Schmidt, Caramanno, Haubrock, Durben – Coach: Feldhoff
Scorers: 1st: 5’23” Kirchberger (AUT), 10’38” Heinrichs (GER), 11’08” Barnekow (GER), 11’18” Barnekow (GER), 17’01” Kulmer (GER), 17’24” Hilbe (AUT), 19’05” Halek (GER), 21’00” Mark (AUT), 21’56” Halek (GER), 22’39” Erath (AUT), 24’31” Heinrichs (GER) – 2nd: 1’15” Mark (AUT), 5’48” Kulmer (GER), 6’09” Heinrichs (GER), 14’56” Haubrock (GER), 17’55” Halek (GER), 19’22” Halek (GER)
Penalties: 1st: 17’31” Hilbe (2′) (AUT)
Referees: Bell (GER), Lopez (SPA)

17:00 – Fin.5°/6° place – ENGLAND – SWITZERLAND = 0-4 (0-0, 0-4)
England: Allen, Oakley, Adams, Richards, Futter (C) – Franks, Aaltonen, Swabey, Allard, Williams – Coach: Owen
Switzerland: Lehnherr, Bigiotti, Meier, Dysli, Graf (C) – Fayet, Arias, Gisler, Thonen, Tondury – Coach: Simons
Scorers: 2nd: 2’34” Graf (SWI), 12’50” Fayet (dir.shot) (SWI), 18’03” Meier (SWI), 21’48” Meier (SWI)
Penalties: 2nd: 12’50” Oakley (2′) (ENG)
Referees: Rizzotti (FRA), Perez (SPA)

19:00 – Fin. 3°/4° place – ITALY – FRANCE = 5-3 after overtimes (1-2, 2-1, 2-0, 0-0)
Italy: Mechini, Pesavento (C), Bozzetto, Marchetti, Piccoli – Tagliapietra, Tomba, Colamaria, Barbieri, Mugnaini – Coach: Bertolucci
France: Oliviero, Gelebart (C), Allannic, Garcia, Teixeira – Gomes, Gomes, Dionis, Barois, Aidoud – Coach: Herin
Scorers: 1st: 1’14” Allannic (FRA), 3’41” Garcia (RA), 3’55” Tagliapietra (ITA), 11’50” Barois (FRA), 16’07” Bozzetto (dir.shot) (ITA), 21’04” Pesavento (pen.shot) (ITA) – 1OT: 2’43” Pesavento (dir.shot) (ITA), 3’01” Marchetti (ITA)
Penalties: 2nd: 17’40” Piccoli (2′) (ITA), 21’04” Oliviero (2′) (FRA), 22’39” Gelebart (2′) (FRA), 23’40” Avondo (2′) (FRA) and Oliveiro (2′) (FRA)
Referees: Casimiro (POR), Correia (POR)

21:00 – Fin. 1°/2° place – PORTUGAL – SPAIN = 3-2 (1-1, 2-1)
Portugal: Venda, Azevedo, Pereira P, Oliveira V (C), Lemos – Costa, Pereira J, Machado, Vigario, Silva – Coach: Vaz
Spain: Vina, Cervera (C), Copa, Curtiellas, Moncusi – Jansa, Saavedra, Escala, Martin, Vina – Coach: Cortijo
Scorers: 1st: 6’00” Curtiellas (SPA), 11’22” Azevedo (POR) – 2nd: 6’17” Saavedra (SPA), 18’25” Oliveira (POR), 21’23” Costa (POR)
Penalties: 1st: 23’22” Saavedra (2′) (SPA)
Referees: Stallone (ITA), Brambilla (ITA)

Final standing
1st Portugal
2nd Spain
3rd Italy
4th France
5th Switzerland
6th England
7th Germany
8th Austria

Two photos of the final day – Credit Photo World Skate Europe

The three classified

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