Match Details

3 - 1
21 Apr 15:15 CET


'14 Christopher Rühr (17) - PC
'22 Lucas Baron (19) - FG
'32 Tom Grambusch (15) - PC
'40 Tom Grambusch (15) - PC


'9 Christopher Rühr
'30 Marc Reyne
'42 Christopher Rühr
'53 Marc Reyne

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FINAL4: Real Club de Polo 1 Rot Weiss Koln 3
Rot Weiss Koln’s penalty corner prowess saw them convert three from four set pieces to advance to the EHL GRAND FINAL to face Waterloo Ducks.

Incredibly, it was the first time in six games that an EHL game in this competition was not decided by a shoot-out as Rot-Weiss keep up their hopes of lifting the Alain Danet Trophy for the second time.

Polo won the first corner of the tie four minutes in but Victor Aly was equal to the task. At the far end, Marco Miltkau fired his first chance into the side-netting at the near post following a brilliant piece of control from a bouncing ball.

Before the end of the first quarter, the German club had their first corner chance and Christopher Ruhr took on the duties and he provided a perfect shot into the top of the goal with a short-drag effort that went in at serious pace.

Polo equalised in the 22nd minute when Guillermo Fortuno weaved an opening and crashed the ball into the circle. Lucas Baron missed the first chance but the ball bounced back up off Aly’s pads straight to him and he volleyed in for 1-1.

And so it remained into the second half, mainly due to a brilliant Tom Grambusch tackle on David Alegre, leaving the game perfectly poised.

Rot-Weiss returned to the lead two minutes into the second half when a Timur Oruz shot deflected off a foot onto the post. From the ensuing corner, Tom Grambusch scored his 10th EHL goal from the top.

Grambusch’s next drag was charged down well from their next corner but he added another in the 40th minute which ultimately put them out of range.

Polo battled all the way to the end with Roc Oliva forcing a great save from Aly and there were a number of lively chances from clever corner moves which caused plenty of panic.

But Rot-Weiss – with Tom Grambusch in particular along wit Kai Aichinger – were not going to be broken down and they marched on to their second EHL final.

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Rot-Weiss Koln

2 Elias Würker
3 Mats Grambusch
4 Lukas Trompertz
5 Kai Aichinger
6 Joshua Delarber
7 Antheus Barry
8 Florian Adrians
9 Martin Chorus
10 Moritz Trompertz
11 Luis Höchemer
12 Max Werner
13 Florian Pelzner
14 Jonas Gomoll
15 Tom Grambusch
16 Hendrik Schwarzer
17 Christopher Rühr
18 Maximilian Siegburg
20 Constantin Illies
21 Jan Fleckhaus
22 Marco Miltkau
23 Thies Prinz
24 Johannes Grosse
25 Eric Knobling
27 Timur Oruz
28 Benedikt Swiatek
29 Nicolas Hillmann
30 Victor Aly
31 Moritz Zimmermann
32 Joshua Onyekwue

Real Club de Polo

Mario Fernandez 1
Javier Cabot 2
Borja Llorens 3
Pablo de Abadal 4
Guillermo Chaves 6
Alex Reyne 7
Alex Casasayas 9
David Alegre 10
Roc Oliva 11
Marc Reyne 12
Llorenç Piera 13
Javier Esteban 14
Pedro Giralt 15
Max Romagosa 16
Xavier Lleonart 17
Tomás Terradas 18
Lucas Baron 19
Javier Uriach 20
Matias Rey 22
Salvador Armenteras 23
Francisco Cavaller 24
Pablo Farre 25
Marcos Giralt 26
Guillermo Fortuño 27
Oscar Recasens 28
Luis Fortuny 29
Pedro Permanyer 30
Luis Calzado 31
Alfredo Baron 32