Heraklion Crete, 04/06/19
9TH EUROPEAN DEAF FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
DAY3: ENGLAND-UKRAINE, SWEDEN-FRANCE, GERMANY-RUSSIA, CROATIA-POLAND
Third day of the European Deaf Football Championship with England-Ukraine matches in Pagritio, Sweden – France at Gedi Koule, Germany – Russia at the Herodotus Municipal Stadium and Croatia – Poland at Archanes.
At the Pagrition Stadium England and Ukraine made their first appearance at European Championship. England was ahead with a very nice goal from Willis at 12’, but the Ukrainians were obviously better and immediately threatened to reach the equalize at 31’ with goals that Reutof achieved with great personal energy. At 57’, the England leader cut off on the line by hand, was eliminated and Olenix brought the 1-2 round match for Ukraine, which secured the excellence at 78’ with Reutof’s second goal for the final 1-3 .
On the other hand, in Gedi Koule, the showdown between Sweden and France did not have many opportunities. The score was opened at the 10’ with Kouzegaran. France has had phases to opened its frontrunner, while Sweden has tried to equalize without making big chances. Sweden leader Neverland lost the opportunity for 1-1, so the match ended with 0-1 France effort.
In Arhanes, the first big time in the match was for the Croatians. At the 15’, Metzimuerets headed the ball came to the bar. At 21’, “Hrvatska” opened the score. Rosso with a distance shot surprised Orlando and made it 1-0. Seven minutes later, the Croatians also scored a second goal. Vukic left on the back of Polish defense and with a high-pitched shot he scored 2-0. The reaction from Poland came in 44 ‘, with Karajevski’s head hitting the Prosenskis post.
A minute later, Poland demanded a penalty shoot-out when Metzimuerets appeared to move Gdak’s shot on the line.
In the second part Poland entered dynamically and managed to reduce quickly. In 53’ Benak with a view through the area defeated Prosenski for 2-1. Croatia’s response was immediate. Two minutes later they scored another goal. Vukic came out on his own against Orlös and flipped 3-1. Poland did not give up the match and decreased again. In 64 ‘, Mladic stopped the ball by hand in the area and the referee charged a penalty. Benjak took over the run and did not beat and made it 3-2. Poland continued to push, but eventually failed to find the goal of the tie. Somehow, the Croats celebrated their first win in this year’s event with the final 3-2.
Finally, a match between Germany and Russia at the Herodotus stadium had good oporunities. The first goal came for Germany just at 6′ with Bayer. In 14’, Harv injured his hand and immediately replaced by Fischer. In the 19’ with penalty, Christophe makes 2-0, while a few minutes later the German team scores the 3rd goal in 33’ with Fischer shooting. In the second half, Russia entered with a shot of Baklanov in 68 ‘and Grikaser in 85’. With a 3-2 win, Germany was satisfied. The only negative in the match was a small injury in the hand of Zarf at 14 ‘ where he was immediately acclaimed by Fischer.