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Spirit of St. Louis

MedCup 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Louis’ football legacy confirms itself once again! In what has been a rollercoaster of emotions, our most talented students managed to bring the Mediterranean Cup trophy back to where it belongs. From the 27th to the 29th of October, our footballers were involved in a series of intense matches which allowed them to compete with the best international schools around the world. Schools from Bahrain, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Marbella and many others, flew to Verona, Italy, in order to compete in this prestigious competition. 

U16 BOYS

Our youngest promises brought glory to the school and achieved a spectacular third position. After buzzing through the first group stage, they managed to enter into the second group stage, where they played exceptional and tough matches. After passing this stage too, they had the privilege to attend the semifinals and play for the highest spots. Saturday afternoon, our boys played the semi-final and lost in a competitive match. Despite this, they fought hard and made the school proud. Motivated, on Sunday morning, they played Roma for the third and fourth position and managed to win in what was a tense, heart beating thriller. 

What an amazing moment for our newest students!

U18 BOYS

After bringing the trophy home last year, the pressure on our U18 boys was extremely high; they knew they had the skills to win again but handling the pressure was crucial to reach their goal. On the first day of the tournament, our boys were in a group of 7 teams. Without any major difficulty, they placed second, dropping points against the two Geneva teams: drawing to Geneva Lancy 2-2, and losing 3-0 against Geneva A. The second day was very important as they were now in the elite group and had to reach the first two spots if they wanted to qualify for the semifinals.

 Our boys didn’t let us down as they arrived first in the group stage, meaning that they would face the second team of the other elite group in the semifinals. The semi finals were nerve wracking as we saw our team down by a goal  in the first few minutes; the boys were extremely tired, but their will to reach the final was immense and they couldn’t lose now. A goal in the last minutes by our number 11 (Tommaso Berlinghieri) tied the game and gave hope to all. In a matter of minutes, two goals were scored by our number 3 (Luca Consolandi) and our number 4 (Alberto Radrizzani) that secured us the win for 3-1; qualifying us for the finals. 

 

The finals were on Sunday and our team faced the only team that they had lost to. The pressure was high, but our boys were seeking revenge. After 30 minutes the game was still 0-0, and the win had to be decided through penalties. Thanks to an amazing performance from our goalkeeper (Leonardo Zappia) we managed to win 5-4 on penalties, resulting in our students being crowned as winners for the second year in a row.

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  • Antonio De MoriNov 17, 2023 at 11:20 AM

    St Louis ??❤️

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  • Martina FabbriNov 10, 2023 at 10:42 AM

    Amazing!!!

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