Match Details

4 - 6
08 Oct 18:15 CET
Pau Negre Stadium, Barcelona


'12 Joris Harou (3) - FG
'24 Marc Recasens (12) - PC
'27 William-Ike Jeammot (16) - FG
'32 Xavier Aguilar (14) - FG
'55 Jordi Farrés (24) - PC
'59 Hugo Genestet (7) - PS


'36 Ignasi Mengibar
'41 Fréderic Gohlke
'55 Pierre-Louis Verrier
'58 Pere Arch
'59 Franc Dinarés

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Hugo Genestet scored a penalty stroke with 71 seconds to go to earn Saint Germain a famous 6-4 victory over Club Egara and advance to the KO16 at the top of Pool D.

Saint Ger skipper Francois Goyet summed up the mood as his team was mobbed by a large travelling group of fans from Paris: “It’s really amazing, just look at all these hockey fans that came here for us. Incredible. Tough game, we are so happy.

“We know them well, a very good team with a lot of talent. The return of Pau Quemada has been really important for them but I think we deserved it today. It was close but a great victory. We fight until the last second and did it!”

The two sides played out a blood and thunder battle from the very outset with chances at each end, lots of passion, making for a brilliant match.

Joris Harou and Saint Ger drew first blood with a field goal in the 12th minute, diving onto the end of Francois Goyet’s right wing cross. Egara fought back and were on the scoreboard with Marc Recasens firing in a drag-flick to halve the gap.

But Saint Germain moved 4-1 up at half-time when Willem-Ike Jeammot got a delightful near post touch after a gorgeous piece of team play around the left side of the pitch.

It gave Egara a mountain to climb but they got a bonus in the second minute after half-time when a long overhead bounced between two defenders and was missed by Arthur Thieffry allowing Xavi Aguilar score the simplest of tap ins.

The game was getting increasingly heated with Egara making the chances and Saint Ger defending in numbers. Thieffry made amends with a brilliant save from Aguilar who was clean through.

The leveller for 4-4 arrived with four minutes to go when Jordi Farres’s switch-flick snuck over the line from a corner. It put Egara in a winning position and their position was strengthened with Pierre-Louis Verrier in the sin-bin.

Saint Ger, though, made a rousing fightback, winning two corners and then a stroke with 71 seconds left as Pere Arch got a ten-minute yellow card. Genestet slotted that stroke to put the French side in front yet again and they survived the last seconds for their victory.

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Club Egara

1 Francisco Cortes
4 Josep Farres-Palet
5 Roger Matalonga
6 Josep Novell
7 Pau Quemada
8 Lluís Mercadé
9 Miquel Espi
10 Ignasi Usé
12 Marc Recasens
14 Xavier Aguilar
15 Ignasi Mengibar
18 Pere Arch
20 Marc Garcia
22 Franc Dinarés
23 Pol Gispert
24 Jordi Farrés
25 Joan Gali
26 Joan Torruella
28 Marc Sanroma
29 Jaume Torras
32 Xavier Gispert

Saint Germain HC

Arthur Thieffry 1
Grégoire Samson 2
Joris Harou 3
Guillaume Samson 4
Guillaume Deront 5
Lucas Bazille 6
Hugo Genestet 7
Pierre-Louis Verrier 9
Stijn Gabriel 10
Fréderic Gohlke 14
Fabien Pourcelet 15
William-Ike Jeammot 16
Martin Genestet 22
Tom Genestet 24
Blaise Rogeau 26
Kevin Mercurio 27
François Goyet 28
Guillaume De Vaucelles 32