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14.20: The appointment, therefore, is for tomorrow morning at 9 for the Italy-Sweden semi-final. Thanks for joining us and have a nice day!
14.19: The curling day will end with the two women’s semifinals: Russia-Sweden and Scotland-Denmark
2.15pm: Sweden beat the Czech Republic 8-2 and, from second in the standings, they will face Italy already certain of third place. Scotland will face Norway
14.13: Italy returns to the European semifinal after the third place in 2018! The blue team will be on the field tomorrow at 9 presumably against Sweden
14.10: IT’S SEMIFINALEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!! The blues still steal the hand by scoring two points in the eighth end and win 8-3!
14.06: After 11 shots, even four blue stones in the house, zero for Finland who will try to overturn the situation in the final and extend the match
14.04: After seven shots of the eighth end, a blue double stone with Arman playing an excellent game
14.00: Italy steals the hand! Kiiskinen fails to remove the blue stone from the point and Italy flies to 6-3 after 7 ends. Victory and semi-final very close for the Azzurri
13.56: It’s all in the hands of Kiiskinen who could also risk to take home more than two points. There are two blue stones in point before the last pitch surrounded by Finnish stones. With a strong shot, everything could change. We await the choice of Finnish
13.55: Meanwhile, Germany is 4-3 ahead of Switzerland after six ends
13.52: Very good Retornaz who removes the Finnish stones from the point at the penultimate pitch. Now it’s up to Kiiskinen, another key moment of the match
13.51: Finnish double stone after 12 pitches. It takes a couple of big Retornaz plays to avoid the draw
13.48: Blue stone at the point after 7 pitches of the seventh end. There is crowding in the house with 4 blue stones and two Finns
13.40: Kiiskinen touches the miracle but fails to remove the second blue stone from the house and Retornaz with a perfect rejection gives the double point to Italy that flies to 5-3 after six ends. Now blue in defense, no mistakes are allowed!
13.39: Two more blue stones in point when the last two pitches of the sixth end are missing. Kiiskinen has to do a stunt to avoid the double blue dot
13.32: after 8 pitches of the sixth end there are two blue stones in point
13.28: Italy’s risky but effective tactic of playing it point by point. The Azzurri came close twice to steal the hand but at the moment they were always in control of the match. The sixth end is about to begin
13.22: Good Kiiskinen not to capitulate in a situation of great difficulty and to place the point with four blue stones to point on the penultimate shot. The situation returns to a tie after five ends: 3-3
13.18: There are three blue stones in point when the last two pitches of the fifth end are missing. Decisive moment
13.18: In the meantime, after four ends, Switzerland is down with Germany 2-3
13.10: Very aggressive Azzurri in the fifth end with three stone points after 9 shots
13.03: Italy is forced to take the point and returns to lead with a score of 3-2, passing the hand to the Finns
12.52: After eight shots of the fourth end there are two blue stones on the opposite side of the house
12.44: Retornaz had placed two blue stones in the house and Finland chooses to take the point of the tie. the hand returns to Italy: 2-2
12.41: No stone in the house after 10 throws of the third end
12.36: a Finnish stone on point after the first 4 pitches of the third end
12.30: Italy reverses the situation, takes two points, despite the desperate attempt to defend the Finns, and goes to lead 2-1
12.28: Only blue stones in the house, there are three after 12 pitches. Very good Mosaner, now it’s up to Retornaz to try to finalize
12.22: Aggressive Azzurri, two stones in point after 7 shots of the second end
12.18: kiiskinen of rightness takes the first point of the match, Finns ahead 0-1 after the first end
12.15: Well Retornaz sweeping away the two Finnish stones from the house, there are two blue stones in point, Finland with the last shot can try to take the first point of the match but it is not obvious
12.09: A fine Finnish stone after the first six pitches of the first end
12.03: Teams in the field, hand for Finland
11.59: The blue formation is the usual: Gonin, Arman, Mosaner, Retornaz. Thus the Finns: Kiiskinen, Salo, Kuosmanen, Pollanen
11.56: This is the program of the last round: Czech Republic-Sweden, Norway-Scotland, Netherlands-Denmark, Switzerland-Germany
11.53: This is the provisional ranking when the last round is missing:
1 Scotland 8 0 Q
2 Sweden 6 2 Q
3 Italy 5 3
3 Norway 5 3
5 Czech Republic 4 4
5 Switzerland 4 4
7 Denmark 3 5
7 Germany 3 5
9 Finland 1 7
9 Netherlands 1 7
11.50: Italy needs the victory to be sure of qualifying for the semifinals. In the event of a defeat, the match between Switzerland and Germany is worth keeping an eye on. In the event of a defeat of the Swiss, Italy would be in the semifinals even in the event of a defeat, vice versa it would be the Swiss who would enter the top 4
11.47: Italy will soon be playing for access to the men’s semifinals of the European Championship against Finland who have lost all the games played so far except one, in the opening against Germany, outclassed last night by the Azzurri
11.44: The first news of the day is the painless defeat of the blues in the last match of the qualifying round against Switzerland. Score of 10-1 for the Swiss but Italy had already achieved its two goals, salvation in the first group and qualification for the World Cup
11.40: Good morning to the friends of OA Sport and welcome to the live broadcast of the sixth day of competition of the 2021 European Curling Championships
The Italian men’s match schedule – Men’s European Championship presentation – Men’s Italy-Holland chronicle – Men’s Italy-Sweden men’s chronicle – Men’s Italy-Germany chronicle
Hello and welcome to LIVE LIVE on the sixth day of competition of the 2021 European Curling Championships: the last qualifying round for the men’s and women’s tournaments and the women’s semifinals is scheduled. Today (Thursday 25 November) Italy will go down on the ice of Lillehammer (Norway) to play two games, one for men and one for women and the lights are on the Azzurri who have the opportunity to gain access to the continental semifinal, after the exploits of the last two days and above all the success against Sweden yesterday morning.
The Azzurri play everything against Finland, which so far has won only one of the eight games played so far. At 12.00 Retornaz and his teammates will face the Finnish team with the sole objective of obtaining the victory which could prove decisive to enter the top four of the ranking. The blues will close their European championship which has given many satisfactions by facing Switzerland at 8.00.
Italy is mistress of its own destiny: by winning it would be certain of reaching the semifinal; in case of defeat, he should instead hope at the same time that Switzerland will be overtaken by Germany, otherwise the Azzurri would be out for having lost the direct clash with the Swiss (but also with Norway if three teams finish with 5 successes and 4 defeats).
OA Sport offers you LIVE LIVE of the challenge between Italy and Finland at the 2021 European Curling Championships: news in real time, end after end, stone by stone, so as not to really miss anything. It starts at 12.00. Have a good fun.