Photo by Alberto Vanelli

No surprises in the quarterfinals of the Male Euroleague of Rink Hockey: all the winners of the groups in the group stage qualify to the Final Four, scheduled on 13th and 14th of May in a to-be-assigned venue. Cers Rink Hockey Committee will decide the host city of the Final Four in the next days.
Only the reigning champions, SL Benfica, won both the matches of the round: after having won 3-2 in La Coruña, the Portuguese team increased the advantage winning 6-2 in the second leg.
UD Oliveirense and FC Barcelona took advantage of the results of the first leg against the two Italian teams; the Portuguese tied 3-3 with Wasken Lodi, while the Catalans lost the match agaist Forte dei Marmi in the Palau Blaugrana by 4-3 (but they had won 3-1 in Italy).
In the last match of the day, Reus Deportivo got the pass to the Final Four after a neverending game against FC Porto. After the 7-7 in Porto, the match in Reus ended 2-2, with no golden goal during the extra time. The catalan team prevealed then after penalties where the Reus scored twice while Porto failed all the shots.

MALE EUROLEAGUE – QUARTERFINALS – 2nd LEG
MATCH RESULT
SL Benfica (PT) – Liceo La Coruña (SP)
(Result of the 1st leg: 3-2)
6-2
FC Barcelona (SP) – H.Forte dei Marmi (IT)
(Result of the 1st leg: 3-1)
3-4
Reus Deportivo (SP) – FC Porto (PT)
(Result of the 1st leg: 7-7)
4-2
after penalties
UD Oliveirense (PT) – Wasken Lodi (IT)
(Result of the 1st leg: 5-3)
3-3

 

MALE EUROLEAGUE – FINAL FOUR
SEMIFINALS DATE
UD Oliveirense (PT) – FC Barcelona (SP) Saturday, May 13
SL Benfica (PT) – Reus Deportivo (SP) Saturday, May 13
FINAL DATE
Winner Semifinal 1 – Winner Semifinal 2 Sunday, May 14