Netherlands Destroy Germanys Last Hope for a Medal

The Dutch Team

Final day begins with team's quarter-finals

Portoroz, Slovenia: In a classic thriller, Team Netherlands defeated Team Germany with 2:1.

It is a historical event for Team Germany. It will be the first time that they go home from a European Championships without any medal. They have given their Dutch opponents a hard time though. Niels Feijen remained the upper hand with 8:6 over Ralf Souquet in 10-ball. Huidji See creamed Andreas Roschkowsky with 9:6 in 9-ball. At that moment in time, Sebastian Staab was leading 7:4 over Nick van den Berg in 8-Ball. The Dutch team will now meet Team Great Britain in the semi-finals.

In another exciting team match in the men's division, Finland ousted defending Champion Spain with 3:0. Petri Makkonen defeated Francisco Sanchez Ruiz in 8-ball 8:6 and Valteri Virtanen prevailed over Francesco Diaz with 9:3 in 9-ball. At that time, the score between Aki Heiskanen and David Alcaide in 10-ball was 6:5 in favor of Heiskanen. The Finish team is a surprise winner and now meets Team Russia in the in the semi-final. The Russians have defeated the strong Polish Team with 2:1.

In the women's division, Team Poland consisting of Oliwia Czuprynska and Katarzyna Wesolowska defeated Team Russia with Anastasia Nechaeva and Anna Mazhirina in the shootout with 2:1.

Semi-finals between Austria v Bulgaria and Sweden v Poland in the women's division and Finland v Russia and Great Britain v The Netherlands will begin at 12:30 CET.

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