Euroleague Beach Soccer: Italy vs. Spain final at 17:45 CEST today!

Euroleague Beach Soccer: Italy vs. Spain final at 17:45 CEST today!

After eight years, Italy are finally back in the final of a Beach Soccer European Championship. Three wins from three games helped the Azzurri secure their spot in the final, overcoming reigning champions Russia and two tough teams in Belarus and Ukraine. Their route to the final was full of drama, including a late goal against Russia and extra-time success both of their other two matches. The Beach Stadium in Alghero will host the Azzurri’s final against Spain on Sunday, with the match set to kick off at 17:45 CEST. Having already qualified for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, a win now would secure only their second-ever continental title, 13 years after their first and only European trophy. 

The Superfinal Groups

Group 1: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Azerbaijan
Group 2: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, ITALY

Schedule, results and standings for Group 2

Matchday one (6 September)
Russia-Ukraine 6-0
ITALY-Belarus 5-4

Matchday two (7 September)
Belarus-Ukraine 2-1 AET
ITALY-Russia 6-5 AET

Matchday three (8 September)
Russia-Belarus 2-1
ITALY-Ukraine 6-5 AET

Standings: ITALY 7 points, Russia 6, Belarus 2, Ukraine 0

Finals (9 September)
7°/8° place – 14:00 CEST Azerbaijan-Ukraine
5°/6° place – 15:15: Switzerland-Belarus
3°/4° place – 16:30: Portugal-Russia
1°/2° place – 17:45: ITALY-Spain

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