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Forte dei Marmi, 3-Sporting CP, 1

By Jornal Sporting
14 Jan, 2017

Italian champions bring Alvalade CERH hopes to an end

Sporting CP missed out 3-1 to Forte dei Marmi this Saturday, ending this season's CERH European League campaign.

It was a well balanced encounter, with both sides well organised in defence. Sporting CP needed to bring points home from Italy to keep quarter-final hopes alive, but the weekend's hosts had other ideas.

After a goalless first-half, Forte dei Marmi came out strong and took the lead through Gastón d'Oro. A brilliant spell for Sporting CP followed and an inspired solo play from Pedro Gil drew the scoreboard level. However, the 2015/16 semi-finalists rallied and two late strikes from Romero and Torner setenced the final result.