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Sporting CP, 5-Forte dei Marmi, 7

By Jornal Sporting
17 Dec, 2016

Alvalade side miss out to Italian champion in CERH European League

Sporting CP were beaten by the Italian champion Forte dei Marmi in a 7-5 thriller this Saturday, on CERH European League matchday 3.

Guillem Pérez's side took a 4-3 lead at the break, after a a blistering start that saw Pedro Gil, João Pinto and Ferran Font strike without response. However, the Italians came out more determined after the break and managed to turn the result around, thanks largely to some good set piece work. Sergi Miras reduced the difference, before Gaston Oro finally put the match out of reach and sealed the points for the Italians.

Sporting CP opened the group with a 5-1 win against Quévert, before missing out to Reus (3-2) and now Forte dei Marmi.

Sporting CP will need to win in Italy on the 14th of January to keep hopes of qualification for the next round alive.