Athletic and Junior FC runners-up in the league
Josep Marquès, from Atlètic Terrassa, played the FINAL FOUR of the MGS Men’s League and the IBERDROLA Women’s League this weekend. Three Catalan teams took part in the men's and two in the women's.
Unfortunately, with the great participation of Catalan teams, the titles have ended up going to Madrid, as the Club de Campo has doubled. In the men's league the Madrid team has been the first time it has managed to lift the cup, the girls have done so on twenty-two occasions. Atlètic Terrassa has been the men’s runner-up and Junior FC the women’s runner-up.
The FINAL FOUR started on Saturday with the Women's Semifinal between Club de Campo and Real Club de Polo and the regular league champions won 4-1, thus securing a place in the final match. Sofia Nabila Maldonado scored the goal for the Barcelona team.
In the second women's Semifinal were Junior FC, champions of the Copa de la Reina, and SPV Complutense. The match, which was very even, ended with the result of 2 to 1. The two goals that gave the victory to the whole of Sant Cugat were from a corner kick, the first opened the scoring in the twenty-first minute. six by Mariona San José, this advantage only lasted for nine minutes, as at thirty-five the Madrilenians put the score on tables. The final goal of the blue-and-blacks went up to the scoreboard in the fifty-eighth minute and was made by Laia Vidosa.
On Sunday, in the final, Club de Campo and Junior FC gave their all, but the Madrilenians did not leave opportunities to get close to the goal, making it difficult for Junior to score. The first goal of the regular league champions rose to the bright six minutes into the match, the second would not come until the third quarter. Laura Bosch scored the only goal for the Catalans in the 52nd minute, a result that gave Club de Campo the league title.
The award for BEST GOAL was for Jana Martínez from the runner-up team and for BEST PLAYER UNDER-23 for Laia Vidosa.
Collegiate Sandra Adell was in charge of whistling the match, along with Gema Calderón. For Sandra Adell it was her first FINAL FOUR. The collegiate one also was designated in Semifinal 2 between Junior FC and SPV Complutense.
The men’s semifinals were also played on Saturday, the first of which pitted the hosts, regular league champions and Euro Hockey League runners-up against Real Club de Polo. Atlético got the pass to play the final match by winning 3-2. Pau Cunill (2) and Jordi Bonastre scored for the yellows, Xavi Lleonart and Roc Oliva did it for the whole of Diagonal.
In the second Semifinal were the Club de Campo and the reigning champion of the Copa del Rey, the Club Egara. The match was very even, but in the end the result was in favor of Club de Campo who won by a tight 4-3. Pau Quemada scored two goals in three minutes, Xavi Aguilar scored the third.
After playing both semifinals, the final match already had protagonists: Atlètic Terrassa and Club de Campo. Can Salas opened the scoring in the fifteenth minute, a goal by Marc Escudé, an advantage that lasted until the second quarter, when the result was equalized. At the end of the second quarter, Pau Cunill turned the score around in favor of the locals, reaching the equator of regulation time. In the third quarter Club de Campo scored three goals, turning the result with a favorable 2-4. In the last quarter the locals still had options to tie and force the shoot-outs, but it was not possible. Madrid converted two more goals and the yellows would only score one, also scored by Pau Cunill. With the result of 3-6 the referees whistled the end of the end, obtaining the title of champion the Club de Campo.
Pau Cunill received the award for HIGHEST GOALER and Jordi Bonastre the award for BEST UNDER-23 PLAYER.
Paco Vàzquez, referee of the Catalan College of Referees, was appointed by the CNA for the FINAL FOUR.