second Semi-Final was AC Motxo International versus
Elbersiktas. AC Motxo International got back to
winning ways in the Quarter-Finals and now had
2 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats from their 8 games
so far. Two more wins and they would be taking
home the winner's trophy and medals.
had 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats from their games.
It was Holland versus Spain for the third time
today. Elbersiktas won 2-0 when these two teams
met in the group phase. AC Motxo International
then got revenge by beating Real De Groot 2-0
in the Plate Quarter-Finals. This was the decider
in the trilogy.
normal time, the two teams played out a 0-0 draw.
It would therefore be a penalty shoot-out to decide
who would get the final berth in the Plate Final.
the first two penalties it was still 0-0. Neither
Juan Carlos Canizares Ortega or Chris Riphagen
could find the net. We finally had goals in the
second round of penalties – Dario Gomez Zabala
and Casper Brouwer both found the net. The teams
were goal shy again in the final round with Ruben
Torres Meijas and Max Van Doeveren failing to
became 2-2 as the teams matched each other stride
for stride. Alberto Rubio Sanchez and Remy Maduro
both on target. The fifth round of penalties was
decisive – Luis Ricardo Denche Pulido scored his,
Steven Hekman missed.
meant Elbersiktas were out but AC Motxo International
were still alive in this tournament. They were
through 3-2 on penalties.