Women’s European Curling Championships, Italy does not repeat against Switzerland: 9-5 knockout in semi-finals, bronze will be played

Women's European Curling Championships, Italy does not repeat against Switzerland: 9-5 knockout in semi-finals, bronze will be played
A close finish for the women’s Italy European Curling Championships, Final vanishes for gold after confusion of second place in round robin: Blue Led by Olympian Stefania Constantini They then play on equal footing with the current world champion for half a game. They have to surrender 9-5 against Switzerland, A sign of regret remains for some badly used situations during the meeting, but girls can still take bronze In the decisive match – scheduled for Friday at 14.00 – against the one between Denmark and Scotland. It would still be a surprising result for a young group that has shown it has great potential and that could bring the Italian flag back on the podium in a women’s continental event for the first time since 2017.

What seem to be minor lapses in the direction of relegation are salient in the Azzurri’s account, but which then make a difference to the economy of the match in the presence of a quartet of enormous experience who are playing for continental titles on Saturday. Since 2014 the bulletin board of the national team is missing from Swiss.

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However, the appointment with history is not yet finished for Italy: at 20:00 at Östersund Arena The men’s national team takes the field against Scotland for a place in the European final.

match report

as before between the two national teams of round robinSwitzerland made a mistake in the opening of the match. Well done to Constantini’s team for taking advantage of this to get in double advantage in the first hand A series of rejections and counter-rejections followed. An advantage which however was nullified in the immediate aftermath when the Italians failed to limit the damage in favor of the Swiss not setting up the guard well.

Italy opens well with Switzerland: 2-0 after first end

In the third end, Switzerland forces the Azzurri to win only one point. Romi tries to reopen the game, but at least a few mistakes throughout the hand lead to some regret. The next passage is played very badly by both sides and ends with a zero hand: a remarkable rejection by Swiss captain Tirinzoni before a mistake by Blue Lo Deserto, which knocks down his guard. Italy can smile anyway, the momentum of the game turns in favor of Constantini and his teammates despite the lapses. However, the advantage doesn’t last long for the Blues: Switzerland made no mistake in the fifth end and came back to lead 4-3 in the middle of the match In a situation in which the Swiss could have been even more furious.

Italy doesn’t steal the hand and Switzerland scores two points: 4-3 ahead

Switzerland which, however, makes quality enhancements in recovery And there is a danger of breaking the balance. Italy scores only one point in the sixth hand, while in the following a mistake by Lo Deserto opens up the opportunity for the opponents to win three in a row. but blue people are forgiven, the Swiss exaggerate with the last stone and score “only” two points, keeping the tricolor quartet in the game despite still being two lengths down (4–6) with three ends to go. Multiple marking would be required in the eighth hand, but once again Constantini finds in his hands a hot stone that barely touches his own other stone and does not allow him to push the opponent’s stone far enough away.

Bad shot from Switzerland, they are “only” 2: Swiss lead 6-4

The game thus ends at the extreme end, when alina petz Turns the tables with a powerful disallowance that allows Switzerland to clinch the three heavy points of the final knockout. The pure formality of the tenth hand, quickly ended.

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