The first two quarter-finals at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 were confirmed. There will be a Europe-wide duel between Italy and Switzerland, while Japan will play Uruguay.
Italy started the day with a dominant performance against Mexico, as Gabriele Gori scored twice for the second time in Paraguay and took the lead in the Adidas Golden Scorer Award race. He scored the 13th goal for Paraguay in 2019 and helped his side seal knockout qualification.
In Japan and Switzerland, it was all about the supremacy of Group A, and it was the Asian champions who emerged victorious despite a late Swiss rise and took a four-goal lead. Uruguay did just enough to advance to the last eight over the goal difference. The runner-up of 2017, Tahiti, who needed three goals, had to go home earlier than expected.
The night ended with a 5-1 victory over the USA, who go home with zero points.
What was Special On Yesterday?
To every opponent who faces Gabriele Gori in the future: be warned from the first whistle! The deadly Italian striker has scored the first goal in all three games in Paraguay so far. In the first match of the tournament, he only needed 1’36 ” to get away from Tahiti with a long-range kick.
Against Uruguay he hit Dario Ramacciotti’s pass from close range after 3’04 ” and in the last group game of Gli Azzurri he conjured a kick on the bike to the 2’47 ” mark today. Gori is on his way to defending his Adidas Golden Scorer crown won in the 2017 Bahamas, as he is currently leading the scoring with 13 goals.
Results Of Today’s Matches | Monday 25 November 2019