Atletic Terrassa – KHC Leuven

3 - 2
27 Mar 12:15 CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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KO8 Atlètic Terrassa 3 (M Salles, R Oliva, J
Malgosa) KHC Leuven 2 (R Pangrazio, 

Jan Malgosa produced a moment of sublime skill out of the
fire to earn Atlètic Terrassa their very first ticket to the FINAL4 of the Euro
Hockey League, getting the best of KHC Leuven.
They dug it out of the fire, striking just when Leuven
looked to be holding all the aces, scoring the crucial goal with four minutes
to go.
The first half went end to end with chances flashing across
the face of goal in front of both goalkeepers. Marc Salles to tip away a
dangerous cross for Leuven while Joaquim Malgosa had a huge chance at the far
end when Marc Bolto and Roc Oliva combined, leaving Ignasi Guerrero in a great
position but his pass evaded the sliding Malgosa.
But the game burst into full life in the third quarter with
Salles ripping home a low corner to open the scoring. Within a minute, Hugo
Genestet unleashed a brilliant reverse-stick shot from the top of the circle
which Renaud Pangrazio was waiting for at the back post to tip in.
No sooner had they equalised, however, than Atlètic
replied. Dani Malgosa won the corner and Roc Oliva this time was the man to
pick out a similar spot and make it 2-1.

From there, the game became fractured with four cards show in quick succession.
Marc Pujal was shown a yellow card during which time Leuven pushed on with
menace and they won a corner that Pau Quemada rocketed to the backboard for
And Leuven continued to make a huge amount of the play as
the game advanced into its later minutes. And it looked like they were under
huge pressure when Roc Oliva was shown a yellow card with five minutes to go.
But, within 60 seconds, Jan Malgosa produced a stunning
piece of individual skille before reversing a brilliant shot passed Julien
Schoo Lans. Leuven had a corner two minutes from the end which Quemada lifted
over while they withdrew their goalkeeper in favour of an extra attacker but
could find no way through and Atlètic had their first ever FINAL4 place.