After 50 games and 1197 goals across four European cities, we have our 16 teams for the main round of the 2021-2022 Women’s Euro League! In a thoroughly enjoyable week of action, we have seen some real quality in the pool in Europe’s top club competition.
Dynamo Uralochka, CN Terrassa and NC Glyfada qualify from Group A while SIS Roma, CE Mediterrani and FTC Telekom are the top three from Group B. Plebiscito Padova, CN Mataro and NC Vouliagmeni progress from C, and Astralpool Sabadell, Ekipe Orizzonte and Ethnikos Piraeus make the next round in Group D.
Olympiacos, Dunaujvaros, UVSE and KINEF Kirishi are all also into the next round, which takes place in December.
The top spot in Group A belongs to Dynamo Uralochka after they smashed Tel Aviv. It was the two Russian senior internationals who were the most prolific with Maria Bersneva and Yulia Lapteva both converted 5 times. Israel’s upcoming star, Alma Yaacobi, scored 4 for ASA, but they have still finished bottom of the group.
Elsewhere, Terrassa had to come from behind to beat NC Glyfada. Beatriz Ortiz secured a hat-trick in the game, with Martina Cardona (2), Nina Ten Broek, Pili Pena, Paula Camus and Paula Leiton all getting on the scoresheet.
Dynamo Uralochka 29-8 ASA Tel Aviv (5-1, 5-2, 10-4, 9-1)
Dynamo: P. Zabuleva, A. Panfilova 2, E. Zaplatina 1, D. Bunakova 2, A. Sharafutdinova 2, V. Guskova 1, V. Savisko 4, Y. Lapteva 5, R. Galimzianova 1, E. Golubeva 3, V. Kolkova 2, M. Bersneva 5, E. Golovina.
Tel Aviv: A. Peres, M. Katzir 1, G. Lorberboym 1, M. Lichtenstein, D. Namakshtansky 1, A. Yaacobi 4, A. Peer, A. Hadar, L. Tourgeman 1, E. Friedman, N. Vardi, R. Gazit, R. Litchenstein
NC Glyfada 5-9 CN Terrassa (3-1, 0-2, 1-4, 1-2)
Glyfada: E. Gangl, P. Ninou, A. Gkilla, M. Thomopoulou, E. Grigoropoulou 1, E. Ninou, E. Antoniadi, A. Kolitsopoulou, I. Koolhaas 2, E. Fountontou 1, M. aliatsatou, S. Kontogianni 1, E. Karytsa
Terrassa: S. Domene, M. Tevar, J. Panicello, B. Ortiz 3, C. Cantero, M. Cardona 2, N. Ten Broek 1, P. Pena 1, N. Cuenda, P. Camus 1, O. Domenech, P. Leiton Arrones 1, E. Arcas
Roma have topped the group but had to work hard to earn a victory in their final qualification game against Lille. Marco Capanna’s side look in very good shape from this round of the Euro League, winning more games than any other team so far (5).
ZVL nearly caused a bit of an upset by almost drawing with Mediterrani. Only a goal four seconds from time from Carla Toha Vilanova (who scored 4 in the game) gave the Spanish side the win. It would have meant very little in terms of the table, but it was certainly a solid effort from the Dutch side.
Ferencvaros have ended their Euro League qualification campaign with an easy win over Sirens and progress to the next round. Szonja Kuna scored 7, while four Fradi players got hat-tricks (Pocze, Kovesdi, Koopman & Valyi).
Lille UC 12-16 SIS Roma (3-4, 5-5, 3-5, 1-2)
Lille: M. Rycraw, E. Hardy 2, M. Ouchache, G. Fitaire 1, L. Guillet 3, J. D’halluin 1, V. Kordonskaia 2, E. Katsimpri, J. Kohli, D. Vomastkova 1, C. Clemence 3, A. Kochetova 1, D. Nigro
Roma: E. Eichelberger, A. Cocchiere 1, G. Galardi 4, S. Avengo 3, S. Giustini, C. Ranalli 2, D. Picozzi 2, C. Tabani 1, C. Nardini 2, L. Di Claudio 1, S. Storai 1, S. Carosi, M. Brandimarte
ZVL 1886 Tetteroo 10-11 CE Mediterrani (2-3, 0-3, 4-2, 4-3)
ZVL: J. Oosting, D. Kammerman 1, L. Roels 1, R. De Kleer 2, N. Meijer 1, M. De Groot 1, D. Gras 1, A. Pauli 3, L. Terpstra, B. Rogge, G-H. Voorvelt, J. Joor, Y. Van der Waal
Mediterrani: N. Trojan, A. Munoz, M. Viladot, I. Wolves 2, C. Toha Vilanova 4, C. Rodriguez 1, C Espar 2, A. Marcos, A. Grossman, H. Dalmases, P. Crespi 1, S. Lizotte 1, D. Willemsz
FTC Telekom Budapest 28-2 Sirens Malta (6-1, 9-0, 4-0, 9-1)
FTC: O. Cseho-Kovacsne, P. Petik 1, S. Mate 1, M. Regos 2, P. Pocze 3, V. Kovesdi 3, M. Koopman 3, A. Illes 1, S. Kuna 7, V. Valyi 3, D. Toth-Csabai, D. Domsodi 4, B. Neszmely
Sirens: A. Amato, E. Montfort, K. Agius, K. Navarro, M. Perici Ferrante 1, C. Amato, M. Falzon, E. Amato, D. Micallef 1, K. Attard, Z. Bartolo, Z. Cutajar Licari, K. Agius
Padova are undefeated and finish top of Group C after a relatively comfortable display over the Olympic Nice with Mariia Borisova (4), Martina Gottardo (3) and Elle Armit (3) all securing yet more goals this European campaign. Stefano Posterivo’s side have been fantastic all week and will feel they can go really far in this competition.
In a game that determined who would finish second in Group C, Mataro came out on top against Vouliagmeni. Despite a two goal lead at half-time, Vouliagmeni levelled the game up at 6-6 going into the last. However, goals from Vivian Sevenich and Bella Markoch in the last period was enough to secure the win, and 2nd place in the group.
The last game of the day of little consequence, Spandau through away a 9-3 lead against BVSC to end up losing 11-12. It was the ill-discipline of the hosts that cost them the game, while Tamara Farkas secured 4 goals in the game – one of which was from a 5m penalty.
Plebiscito Padova 15-8 Olympic Nice (5-1, 3-4, 2-1, 5-2)
Padova: L. Teani, L. Barzon, M. Gottardo 3, M. Borisova 4, E. Queirolo 1, A. Casson 1, A. Millo 1, S. Dario 1, E. Armit 3, C. Meggiato, S. Centanni 1, A. Grigolon, C. Giacon
Nice: C. Gaal, E. Millot 3, V. Heurtaux, A. Sacre 1, K. Noy, L. Urvari 1, M. Barbieux, V. Tamas 1, E. Vernoux 1, C. Bouloukbachi, Y. Deschampt, I. Di Bartolo 1
CN Mataro 8-6 NC Vouliagmeni (3-2, 2-1, 1-3, 2-0)
Mataro: M. Sanchez, S. Morell, S. Van de Kraats 3, A. Gual, V. Sevenich 2, A. Timofeeva, C. Cambray 1, C. Nogue, M. Bach, Q. Bertran, A. Espar 1, B. Markoch 1, B. Colominas
Vouliagmeni: M. Kotsioni, S. Kaiafa, I. Chydirioti 1, T. Moustakaria, A. Giannopoulou 1, A. Ridge 1, E. Tankeeva, M. Patra, D. Andreadi, V. Diamantopoulou 1, S. Santa 1, F. Angelidi, E. Patra
Spandau 04 Berlin 11-12 BVSC-Zuglo (6-3, 1-0, 2-3, 2-6)
Spandau: J. Bent, B. Vosseberg 1, E. Koch, I. Deike 1, T. Kelin 1, G. Deike, N. Hartwig 2, J. Glaser 1, K.Hosoya 1, B. Buika 3, L. Krukenberg, M. Saaloum, A. Oldenburg
BVSC: E. Pecz, F. Fekete 1, K. Meszaros-Farkas, D. Alaksza 3, A. Krenusz, T. Farkas 4, K. Hnatyszyn, D. Leimeter 2, Z. Polak, N. Nikolett, N. Alaksza 1, A. Gemes 2, K. Kakas
In Group D its Sabadell who have finished top after their defeat of Ekipe Orizzonte. It was the quick start at the beginning of each half that won it for the Spaniards. Judith Forca scored a hat-trick, with Maggie Steffens and Maica Garcia Godoy both converting braces. Dafne Bettini scored two for Ekipe, as Martina Miceli’s side will be happy with progression from this group.
Ethnikos have finally secured that third and final spot in Group D and will progress into the next round thanks to a professional performance against the Slovakian side, Kosice. Alkistis Christina Benekou put a double hat-trick away while Karolina Ioannou and Eleni Elliniadi both scored 4.
Astralpool Sabadell 11-7 Ekipe Orizzonte
Sabadell: L. Ester, M. Ortiz, B. Games, S. Van der Sloot, M. Serrano 1, M. Steffens 2, G. Sohi 1, M. Garcia Godoy 2, J. Forca Ariza 3, M. Keuning 1, N. Perez 1, P. Carilla
Orizzonte: G. Condorelli, B. Halligan 1, D. Spampinato, G. Viacava, V. Gant, D. Bettini 2, V. Palmieri 1, C. Marletta 1, G. Emmolo, J. Vukovic 1, A. Longo, M. Leone 1, H. Santapaola
Ethnikos Piraeus 23-4 SK Olympia Kosice (4-1, 8-1, 5-1, 6-1)
Ethnikos: E. Sotireli, K. Ioannou 4, I. Haralabidis 1, E. Elliniadi 4, I. Kontoni 3, V. Bakoc 1, F. Chatzikyriakaki 1, A. Benekou 6, M. Rakintzi, S. Haralabidis 3, I. Benekou, A-P. Karampetsou, E. Ferentinou
Kosice: E. Junasova, A. Ramirez-White 1, J. Kurucova, L. Garancovska, M. Bernal Villa 2, V. Strompova, K. Babak, T. Dubna, D. Tothova, D. Telypko 1, L. Frankova, B. Sepelova, K. Anderson