THE ATHLETIC TERRACE runner-up in the EHL
ATHLETIC TERRACE has been proclaimed runner-up in the Euro Hockey League by falling to Dutch Bloemendaal 2-5 in a hectic final in which the yellows gave it their all and fought to the final whistle of the match.
From the start of the match, the Dutch team showed its superiority, scoring two goals in five minutes, Pau Cunill from a penalty-corner, five minutes later, shortened the difference. In the seventeenth minute the oranges made the third, there was still time and the yellows could turn the score, but the refereeing action did not favor those of Can Salas, as they had yellow cards Albert Beltrán and Joan Tarrés, situation who took advantage of Bloemendaal to score the fourth goal in the forty-first minute. The fifth came at the beginning of the last quarter and the second and final goal of ATLÈTIC came a minute and a half before the end of regulation time and was in charge of Jordi Bonastre.
The Terrassa team traveled to the Wagener Stadion in Anstelveen in the Netherlands to play in the FINAL FOUR of the Euro Hockey League and reached the final after beating the German Uhlenhorst in the Semifinals, where they went defeat by 3-2 the first goal of the stick of Jordi Bonastre and two more and decisive goals of Pau Cunill.
Dutch side Bloemendaal beat Belgian Royal Leopold in the shoot-outs (5-4) after finishing 1-1 on time. The Dutch team has won the title in four editions.
The bronze medal went to Royal Leopold, who beat Uhlenhorst 2-4.
The silver medal was won by the players Albert Beltrán, Marc Boltó, Jordi Bonastre, Marc Calzada, Sam Cortés, Pau Cunill, Pepe Cunill, Joan Dalmases, Sergi Enrique, Nil Escudé, Marc Escudé, Santi Ibáñez, Pau Jover, Joaquim Malgosa, Joan Monzó, Marc Sallés, Joan Tarrés, Ignasi Torras and Marc Vizcaíno. Also the coaches Xavier Gasol, Roger Pablo, Ignasi Freixa and David Ferrer, the physical trainer Albert Fíguls, the physiotherapist Adrià Guerra and Marc Caparrós, Jan Castelló and Pere Freixa who have been the delegates.
The Euro Hockey League took over from the traditional European Cup in the 2007 and 2008 seasons and this has been its 13th edition, as it was not held last season. ATHLETIC was proclaimed European champion in 1985 and 1998