KO3: Hamburger Polo Club – Rot-Weiss Koln

4 - 4 (0 - 3 SO)
7 Apr 09:30 CET
Pinoké - Wagener Stadium

Match highlights

'6Kane RussellK. Russell

'10Elian MazkourE. Mazkour

'15Florian PelznerF. Pelzner

'17Kane RussellK. Russell

'34Max SilanogluM. Silanoglu


'36Constantin StaibC. Staib

'43Jan-Hendrik BartelsJ. Bartels

'45Thies PrinzT. Prinz

'46Matthias MüllerM. Müller

'50Max SilanogluM. Silanoglu

'51Christopher RührC. Rühr

'52Mats GrambuschM. Grambusch

'58Mink van der WeerdenM. v. d. Weerden


SOJohannes GrosseJ. Grosse

SOHugo InglisH. Inglis

SOMoritz TrompertzM. Trompertz

SONicholas WoodsN. Woods

SOElian MazkourE. Mazkour

SOPaul SmithP. Smith

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Match report

Rot-Weiss Köln produced a comeback for the ages as they came back from 4-1 down to win a shoot-out and advance to the FINAL4 of the men’s competition in breathtaking fashion.

Polo got off to a great start as Kane Russell netted twice in the first 17 minutes – one stroke, one corner – either side of a strike from Florian Pelzner for a 2-1 lead. Their counter-attack game was working really well as they frustrated Rot-Weiss for long periods and they pulled further clear in the second half.

Max Silanoglu ghosted around the right baseline and turned in a third goal and then Constantin Staib popped in a close-range effort. It seemingly put them out of sight but the Köln got a lifeline when Thies Prinz juggled the ball brilliantly into the goal just before the end of the third quarter.

Polo’s Paul Smith hit the post in a vital moment which would have made it 5-2; instead, Mats Grambusch made it really tight with a smart finish and then Mink van der Weerden completed the fightback with a drag-flick with two minutes to go.

And so it went to shoot-out where Rot-Weiss held their nerve, scoring their first three efforts while Polo could not find a way past Vincent Vanasch. They go through to the FINAL4 as a result.