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ACM women’s football team makes its debut at the Moscow Games 2016

09/21/2016

From 7 to 11 September, ACM women’s football team took part in the Moscow Games 2016, an international tournament organised by the University of Moscow and the Russian Government, and that marked the team’s official debut.

 

The team, led by Roberto Pérez, consisted of three students from the University of Deusto, three students from Comillas Pontifical University and 4 students from Ramon Llull University. The team started their participation in the Russian tournament in group A, where students from the University of Finance and Law in Moscow and from the Moscow State Regional University.  The ACM team beat the first University 4-2. In the second match against the Moscow State Regional University, the Spanish team won 3-0. This double victory allowed them to finish top of the group and advance to the quarter-finals.

 

It was at this stage that the ACM team played against the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and completed a convincing win 0-4. Once in the semi-finals, the ACM players competed against the University of Moscow to win a place in the final, although they were not so lucky this time.  Despite being a great match, the 0-0 tie forced them to go to penalty shoot-outs, where they lost 1-2.

 

In the last match, the ACM players did not miss the opportunity to climb to the podium and won by 3-0 against the Moscow University of Finance and Law.  This is how ACM women’s football team managed to rank third in their first tournament.

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