UD Oliveirense and AD Valongo/Colquímica are the last two teams to get the golden ticket to the semi-finals of the WSE Champions League.
In the first game, UD Oliveirense beat the reigning champions Trissino after penalties (3-1). The game was tied (5-5) at the end of extra time. The Italian team said goodbye to the WSE Champions League, despite not having lost any game in this competition during the 50 minutes of the game. Trissino coached by Alessandro Bertolucci was ahead four times, but ended up not being happy in the penalty shoot-out. Xavi Cardoso, Lucas Martínez and Nuno Araújo scored on penalties, while Malagoli scored the only goal for the Italians.
GSH Trissino (ITA) x UD Oliveirense (POR) = 4-4 (2-1, 2-3). Extra time: (0-0, 0-1). Penalties: 1-3.
GSH Trissino: Stefano Zampaoli (GK), João Pinto (C), Joan Galbas, Francisco Ipiñazar, Giulio Cocco – Giovanni Bovo (GK), Andrea Malagoli. David Gavioli, Filippo Schiavo, Jordi Méndez. Coach: Alessandro Bertolucci.
UD Oliveirense: Diogo Alves (GK), Xavi Cardoso, Tomás Pereira, Lucas Martínez e Jorge Silva – Diogo Fernandes (GK), Alexandre Marques, Marc Torra, Jordi Adroher, Nuno Araújo. Coach: Paulo Pereira.
Scorers: João Pinto (7’), Alexandre Marques (16’), Giulio Cocco (23’), Marc Torra (27’), Joan Galbas (32’), Alexandre Marques (36’), Giulio Cocco (42’), Xavi Cardoso (47’), Lucas Martínez (57’), Andrea Malagoli (58’).
Referees: Miguel Diaz (Spain) and Jonathan Sanchez (Spain).
In the next game, AD Valongo/Colquímica, last season european runners-up, won against Sporting CP, in an exciting game and with uncertainty in the result until the last second. The young team coached by the former goalkeeper Edo Bosch scored the first goal in the second half by Rafa Bessa, but Gonzalo Romero equalized. The argentinian Facundo Navarro scored two direct shots and gave AD Valingo/Colquímica a two goal lead. Near the end of the game, Gonzalo Romero scored the second goal, insufficient to avoid defeat. Three-time winners of the WSE Champions League, Sporting CP say goodbye to the competition.
Sporting CP (POR) x AD Valongo/Colquímica (POR) = 2-3 (0-0, 2-3).
Sporting CP: Ângelo Girão (GK), Gonzalo Romero, Matías Platero, Ferran Font, Toni Pérez – Zé Diogo (GK), Henrique Magalhães, Filipe Martins, João Souto, João Almeida – Coach: Alejandro Domínguez.
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 Bessa (30’), Gonzalo Romero (34’), Facundo Navarro (36’, 45’), Gonzalo Romero (46’).
Referees: Ivan González (Spain) and Franceso Stallone (Italy)
Sporting CP vs AD Valongo Colquimica – 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 Porto-Barça
18h00 – UD Oliveirense-AD Valongo Colquímica