State University HSS – KC Benfica 30-23 (17-14)
The match started well for the Russian players (8-4) but even then it was clear that, just like the days before, success was too much depending on the supremacy of just two players.
Already by the break the Catalans had dealt with the matter and had taken the lead. When HSS proved to be unable to change the tactical plan, Barcelona, slowly but surely, strolled towards an easy win after all. securing the 7th place.
Trojans KC – SG Pegasus 18-24 (7-14)
Was it that the team of Trojans spent too much energy in the match against he Catalans whereas the Germans had a far more easier task against The Russian team? In any case at some moments there was the impression that especially physically they under go the law of the strongest.
Throughout the tournament surprised the spectators with very fluent play, much determination and a tremendous group of supporters. A team hard to beat in the German competition, we may imagine!
An clear infringement on purpose from an English player proved that this would not be the moment of victory for Trojans. Both teams are to be congratulated for a great tribute to korfball community!