WSE Champions League: fifth round and eight games still decisive for qualification

With just minutes to go before the end of the WSE Champions League Men stage group, the adrenaline starts to rise to look for participation in the Final Eight from 5 to 7 May. Two of the eight places available have already been booked by Barça and Benfica, on the strength of their sum of points conquered in four of the six rounds. Barça will have the home match at the PalauBlaugrana against Valongo Colquimica, in a full fight against Forte dei Marmi to go through, after the double tie between the two runners-up. In Group C, the game between the two Italians, Lodi-Forte, seems to be one of the most awaited matches of Thursday evening, as Forte needs the three points to keep the door to qualification open. Instead for Group A, where Benfica is leading by 10 points, they will face Deportivo Liceo, second in the standings, at Da Luz, in deferred competition with Oliveirense Simoldes who host Parlem Calafell, still not completely eliminated from the competition but that needs a victory to get back in the race, precisely to the detriment of the Portuguese. The most awaited match, however, will be the one between Reus Deportiu Virginias and Barcelos, divided by just one point in the rankings. In the 1st leg the portugueses won for 3-1, and now waiting for the answer from Reus, first in the standings but not yet qualified. Sporting CP, on the other hand, hosts the fearsome French SCRA St-Omer, not yet arithmetically out of qualification. Instead, Porto Fidelidade and Trissino have two match points to snatch two of the next tickets for the Final Eight. In the case of victory for both, respectively against Noia Freixenet and Gamma Innovation Sarzana, they will be mathematically qualified, but the two opponents are absolutely not to be underestimated.

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Pol Manrubia (Deportivo Liceo) and Arnau Xaus (Parlem Calafell) – Photo Credit: Manu Boutureira


WSE Champions League Men (WSECL-M) – 5th matchday, Thursday 23/03/2023
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Group A
21:00 (GMT) – 22:00 (CET) – U.D. Oliveirense (Portugal) x Parlem C.P. Calafell (Spain)
Referees: Loic Le Menn (France) and Massimiliano Carmazzi (Italy)
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21:00 (GMT) – 22:00 (CET) – S.L. Benfica (Portugal) x Deportivo Liceo (Spain) 
Referees: Rui Torres (Portugal) and Pedro Figueiredo (Portugal)
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Standing Group A: S.L. Benfica (PT) 10 points (+7), Deportivo Liceo (SP) 5 points (-3), U.D. Oliveirense (PT) 4 points (-1), Parlem C.P. Calafell (SP) 2 points (-3)

Group B
20:00 (GMT) – 21:00 (CET) – F.C. Porto Fidelidade (Portugal) x C.E. Noia Freixenet (Spain)
Referees: Filippo Fronte (Italy) and Simone Brambilla (Italy)
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21:00 (CET) – 20:00 (GMT) – Gamma Innovation H.Sarzana (Italy) x G.S. Hockey Trissino (Italy) 
Referees: Ruben Fernandez (Spain) and Daniel Villar (Spain)
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Standing Group B: FC Porto Fidelidade (PT) 8 points (+9), G.S. Hockey Trissino (IT) 8 points (+8),C.E. Noia Freixenet (SP) 5 points (-3), Gamma Innovation Sarzana (IT) 0 points (-14)

Group C
20:00 (CET) – 19:00 (GMT) – Barça (Spain) x A.D. Valongo Colquimica (Portugal)
Referees: Francesco Stallone (Italy) and Joseph Silecchia (Italy)
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21:00 (CET) – 20:00 (GMT) – Amatori Wasken Lodi (Italy) x H.C. Forte dei Marmi (Italy) 
Referees: Sergi Mayor (SP) and David Cantos (SP)
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Standing Group C: Barça (SP) 12 points (+11), A.D. Valongo Colquimica (PT) 5 points (+1), H.C. Forte dei Marmi (IT) 5 points (-3), Amatori Wasken Lodi (IT) 0 points (-10)

Group D
19:30 (GMT) – 20:30 (CET) – Sporting C.P. (Portugal) x S.C.R.A. St-Omer (France) 
Referees:Ivan Gonzalez (Spain) and Oriol Perez (Spain)
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20:45 (CET) – 19:45 (GMT) – Reus Deportiu Virginias (Spain) x O.C. Barcelos (Portugal) 
Referees: Matteo Galoppi (Italy) and Claudio Ferraro (Italy)
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Standing Group D: Sporting C.P. (PT) 7 points (+6), Reus Deportiu Virginias 7 points (0), O.C. Barcelos (PT) 6 points (0), S.C.R.A. St-Omer (FR) 3 points (-6)

Top Scorers: 
Giulio Cocco (Trissino) 8 goals
Ferran Font (Sporting) and Joao Rodrigues (Barça) 7 goals
Sergi Aragones (Reus Deportiu Virginias) 6 goals

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