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Portugal wins the bronze medal in the B pool

In a game characterized by many penalties, the Portuguese secured the bronze medal with an 8:1 (2:0,4:1,2:0) win against Great Britain. 

Even though the two teams once again played fast street hockey on the last day, they lacked the final concentration. This initially resulted in a back-and-forth game without any compelling scoring chances. It took a boxplay situation for the Portuguese to score the first goal. Senra-Nick finished a precise pass from Rocha to make it 1:0 with one player less on the rink. After the British players had moved up too much, Carreira ran in alone on goalkeeper Rae and made it 2:0. This carelessness on the part of his teammates spurred on Ferrington, who plays for La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, so much so that he seriously tested the Portuguese goalkeeper with a powerful shot from the halfway line. 

The British team started the second period better, but had to concede the 3:0 through Pires, who successfully finished off a counter-attack. Senra-Nick doubled the score to make it 4:0. The Brits did not give up and laid siege to their opponents' goal. Schmiede successfully finished off an attack and put the ball in the net to make it 4:1. After a lot of indiscipline on both sides, which resulted in penalties almost every minute, the Portuguese remembered their scoring qualities. The goals now fell like ripe fruit. Chaves and Cruz increased the lead to 6:1. 

With the game decided and the British resigned, Team Portugal continued to score in the third period. Firstly, Verissimo set off on a solo run across the pitch and beat the British goalkeeper to make it 7:1. The British then missed the chance to improve the score in double overtime. Chaves put the finishing touches to the game with his second goal to make it 8:1.


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