Edinburgh – Bonson FJEP 11 – 16
It must be said. It is a point of attention for a new European working group to create schedules where teams of equal strength can play for results with small margins. As this was the case in this match, both players and officials enjoyed the performance of the teams. The French finally got away with the victory although there is still a chance for the champion of Scotland to reverese the situation in the best of two.
Brno – Trojans KC 19 – 18
A good start from Brno, a team that came in as a substitute for the champion of Czech Republic, resulted in an early lead. 10 minutes before half time Trojans closed the gap and took over.
A more stylish way of playing of Trojans against the power play of Brno, at half time it was difficult to predict the outcome (10-8)
The Czechs had their best period after tea. The Brooks brothers worked hard but forgot the most important issue of an attack. No wonder Brno felt safe with 15-8 and 10 minutes to go
Trojans never underestimated the danger and did their utmost to secure a good position for the final ranking.
The Czechs now played the 25 shot clock seconds till the signal of the buzzer reducing the scoring opportunities of Trojans (18-16 with 3 minutes to go)
A thrilling game, good refereeing, dedicated players.
Benfica – Vallparadis 22 – 18
The battle of the Iberian peninsula was closely watched by many spectators and more specific by the Belgian team from Scaldis.
Vallparadis, after a succesful start, could not keep up with the rythm imposed by the opponent and called for an early time out to reset tactics (8-5)
More Catalan ball recuperation disturbed Portugese attacks even to end with the sound of the shot clock buzzer.
Difficult to say which was the better team at half time (11-10)
The teams performed so well and were so eager to win that both were unable to create a big margin. Some mistakes in defense were penalised by good reffing. At the end Benfica was the winner after a game that had all to offer to an exciting crowd of spectators.
Top/Quoratio – Kocaeli 39 – 9
Not much excitement here. The Turkish team has confirmed that they are in progress and Top seems ready to deal with any obstacle on the way to glory.
Scaldis – Schweriner 25 – 15
A bad injury from “Diamond” Patty Peeters and a serious effort from the German B-team were the main facts of the first half.
In the second half Scaldis slowly but surely strolled towards an easy victory.
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Here you have all the images made by Marco Spelten from this second day of tournament. (www.facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)