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FutureNet Śląsk returns to the best basketball league in Poland!

What a great distinction for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team! The authorities of the Polish top Energa Basket League has decided to invite the team to play on the best level in the 2019/2020 season. It means that FutureNet Śląsk will return to the top Polish teams after 3 years brake. 

In the previous season, FutureNet Śląsk reached the final of the 1st league but lost to Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 and the rival won direct promotion. However, the management board of the Energa Basket League appreciated the high sports and organizational level of the club and decided to invite FutureNet Śląsk to play among the best teams in Poland next season. Now, our team has to complete several formal duties to get the license, regarding finance and sports hall to play in. But the authorities of FutureNet Śląsk are more than sure that in this area, everything will be fine.

- We are happy that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław team will play again in the 2019/2020 competition in the best league in Poland. It was our main goal from the beginning of the last season and I'm convinced that both in terms of organization and sports, our team will be ready to meet all the requirements set by Energa Basket League - said Michał Lizak, the president of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

Axcil Jeffries in famous 24-hours race in Germany!

This race has a long and great history, and is also always very exciting! On June 20th, the great 24-hours race on the legendary Nurburgring track will start with Axcil Jefferies on the starting list. 

Axcil Jefferies, a racer supported by FuturoCoin cryptocurrency and a member of FutureNet Sport family, will be one of the drivers from Konrad Motorsport team in Nurburgring. The race will start on June 20th and will last 3 days, until June 23rd. Our friend will be the driver of the powerful racing car Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

Around 230 cars will start in the qualifying session and 200 will be allowed to race. Each car can be shared by up to 4 drivers. There's also a limit of 150 minutes of constant driving for each of them, and the driver must be observed for at least 2 hours before being able to sit behind the steering wheel again.

The race circuit will be 25 kilometres long and marked out from Nordschleife and Grand Prix Circuit segments on Nurburgring race track. It's also worth to mention that this 24-hours race has a long tradition, as its first edition was organised in 1970! It's an official international race aimed mostly for amateurs equipped with great racing skills.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in numbers

What do numbers say about the season of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in the Polish 1st basketball league? Let's check the answer to this question.

In the season, our team stood out from the opponents. Unfortunately, these great numbers wasn't enough to win the promotion to the Polish top Energa Basket League. However, post-season stats show that FutureNet Śląsk has a great potential inside the team and also a strong core to rely on in the next season.

As a team, FutureNet Śląsk was scoring around 90 points and 44 rebounds per game. With these overall numbers, our team was the best in the league. FutureNet Śląsk also finished on the 1st place as a team which has the most blocks (2,9) per game.

When it comes to the individual performances, players from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław also have place among the best in the whole league. Aleksander Dziewa was the second shooter of the league (18,9 points per game) and Norbert Kulon was 4th in this rank with 14,6 points. Dziewa also dominated the league with his shooting accuracy, finshing the season with amazing 58,3% level. He also had around 9 rebounds per game and won the 1st place in this rank. In addition, Norbert Kulon finished the season with 5,1 assists per game which was the league fourth-best result. Robert Skibniewski supported him as a playmaker, giving 4,8 assists per game.

Jakub Musiał, young guard of FutureNet Śląsk, had a great season too. He finished on the 4th place between the best 3 point shooters of the league with accuracy reaching 34,2%. Another young player from FutureNet Śląsk, power forward Szymon Tomczak, marked his presence in the team with 5,5 rebounds per game. These 2 players will serve as a strong piece of the team in the upcoming years.

Important win of FutureNet Las Palmas

FutureNet Las Palmas amateur football team scored an important win and marches up in the table of the Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league. 

In game day 11 of the league, FutureNet Las Palmas beat San Sebastian 2:0. It was the third game in a row without defeat for our team. Thanks to this streak, FutureNet Las Palmas has moved into 8th place in the table and reduced its loss to the top 3 teams. But there's still a long way to go, as FC Barcelona is on the 3rd place and has 25 points. As you can see, our team still has a significant distance to go.

- It was a confident victory. We're going in the right direction and the players begin to believe in themselves. Our game is getting better since all the players are interested in making our team strong and respected as before - says Eugeny Semenov, captain and striker of FutureNet Las Palmas.

Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola amateur football league, game day 11 FutureNet Las Palmas - San Sebastian 2:0

Racing Car Championship of Poland: FutureNet Banaś Racing twice on the podium!

On June 8-9, 2019, Maciej Banaś from FutureNet Racing team was competing in Poznań (Poland) in the round of the national Racing Car Championship. Well, we must admit - it was a great racing weekend for Maciek and his crew!

On Saturday, June 8th, Maciek finished the whole racing day on 1st place in his racing category! He was racing with confidence and a lot of passion. As we were told by his management, Maciek's performance met with appreciation by observers and other drivers. Maciek is only 14 years old and obviously, he was the youngest racer of the day. That's why he was observed carefully and then appreciated even more.

A day later, Maciek faced big challenge on the track. He was racing good and held the distance to the best racers of the day. But with 4 laps to go, he had a bad luck as his tire bursted. Having this on mind taking and also the fact that Maciek's car was the weakest in its category, the 3rd place at the end of the race must be considered a big success of our young racer!

It's time to race for horse Gared from the FutureNet stable!

Gared, strong and beautiful horse from the FutureNet Stable, is preparing for his next and important race. 

On Saturday, Gared will show his skills and pride in Warsaw, at Służewiec race track. At 6:30 p.m. CET, our horse will have to stand against 7 other horses and compete in the race on the distance of 1,6 kilometers. In this race, only horses older than 4 years from the 2nd group starts.

We keep our fingers crossed for our horse and his rider!

A great winning streak of FutureNet Sailing Team!

This season, FutureNet Sailing Team has set a very high pace for its rivals. Our sailing team won the 3rd Polish Cup competition in a row this year and leads in the general classification of the Omega Class regatta in Poland!

On June 1-2, 2019, FutureNet Sailing Team was competing on the lake close to the Polish city Wilkasy. It was the round 3 of this year Polish Cup Omega Class competition. During this regatta, 5 races were held in total. FutureNet Sailing Team won 3 out of them. Only HBT Mrągowo team was close to winning but eventually finished with one point less than our sailors. Other crews were no match for FutureNet sailors.

After 3 Omega class regatta of the current season, FutureNet Sailing Team is on top of the general classification. Our sailors are on the straight road to repeat their success from last season when they reached duo: Polish Cup and Polish Championship.

 

Russian AFL football league: FutureNet Las Palmas - Real Valladolid 4:4

FutureNet Las Palmas, amateur football team powered by FutureNet from Russia, still marches up in the league's table. In the last game day, our team scored a very important draw 4:4 with Real Valladolid. 

This season is quite difficult for players from FutureNet Las Palmas. It needs to be reminded that our team is a current vice-champion of the league. But this year, rivals jumped away from FutureNet Las Palmas. Currently, the leader is Rayo Vallecano and the runner-up is Real Madrid. Both teams has more than 10 points advantage over FutureNet Las Palmas.

Of course, the current season will last a dozen weeks and there will be many chances to regain place on the top of the league. FutureNet Las Palmas is a very ambitious team, and its players know that now they have to work twice as hard to be back on their track. In their last league game, FutureNet Las Palmas tied with Real Valladolid 4:4.

- The game was very intense, but the winner was not revealed. As the final results indicates, here were many goals and our team showed character and patience, our team begins to improve their interaction in the game - says Eugeny Semenov, the captain of FutureNet Las Palmas.

After this draw, our team has 12 points and still is in the lower half of the table in Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league. But if our players hold on this pace, they will soon be back to the group of the best crews in the league.

Russian amateur football league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola, game day 10 FutureNet Las Palmas - Real Valladolid 4:4

Dancers from Berlin Starlights Cheerleaders won the German champiohship!

Good news from the Berlin Starlights Cheerleaders, German dancing team powered by FutureNet. In the last national championship tournament, dancers from the club won several trophies!

The most important win is German championship won by Lena & Maria, Cheer Dance Double. Girls presented their awesome skills and scored well-deserved trophy. This award grants them a ticket to the World Cup tournament which will be held in Japan. Junior Coed Gropstunt team of Berlin Starlights Cheerleaders won the silver trophy in the national competition.

Check out the detailed information:
  • Lena&Maria, Cheer Dance Double - German champion! ️They also have qualified for the World Cup in Japan
  • Junior Coed Groupstunt = Vice-champion of Germany! ️
In addition, Peewee Groupstunt scored 4th place andU17 Junior Coed Cheer Team finished on the 5th place. Congratulations from FutureNet Sport community for the girls, their coaches and parents!

FutureNet Las Palmas - SD Eibar 4:0

Amateur football team FutureNet Las Palmas still fights to jump into the higher place in the table of AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league in Russia. In the last series of games, our team beat SD Eibar 4:0. 

After 9 games, FutureNet Las Palmas has 11 points and sits on the 8th place in the league. Our team has to make up some losses to the teams from the top. Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid have a great season and so far hasn't lost, and each has 27 points. Ibiza is 3rd with 20 points. Last season, FutureNet Las Palmas finished with the vice-champion title and this year, our team wants to repeat this result. It won't be easy, as our team is still under construction, some players joining and some departing.

But obviously, FutureNet Las Palmas will fight until the end. To make up all the loses, our team needs to score points every time when it plays against weaker teams. SD Eibar, which holds the place in the lower part of the table, is one of them. FutureNet Las Palmas took all from its advantage and beat this rival 4:0. It was an important mental boost after a 0:6 defeat against FC Barcelona.

Russian amateur football league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola, game day 9 FutureNet Las Palmas - SD Eibar 4:0

Good racing weekend for FutureNet Banaś Racing team

During the last weekend, May 25-26th, FutureNet Banaś Racing team had a racing time in the 2nd tournament of Swift Cup Europe 2019, this time held in Austria on Salzburgring race track. 

In the qualifying session on Salzburgring, Maciek Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing won 4th place in 1.6 engine category. It was a good starting place before 2 races held on Sunday.

During the first one, Maciek had a bit of mixed luck. He was running well, with a chance to get into 2nd place. But suddenly, driver riding in front of him had a spin, collided with Maciek's car and put it into the wall. It caused several minor damages of the car of our driver and forced him to get into the pitstop.

Luckily, FutureNet Banaś Racing crew managed to repair the car fast. But there was another obstacle. Due to his crash in race 1, in the second race of the day, Maciek had to start from the last position. But it doesn't stop him. Maciek drove well and managed to finish on the 5th position in his racing class.

VfB Stuttgart will play in the 2nd Bundesliga in Germany for at least a season

The worst-case scenario for VfB Stuttgart came true. Next season, the team from the Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart will not play in the best league in Germany. It's all because of the loss in German Bundesliga relegation playoff against Union Berlin.

After the 2016/2017 season, players of VfB Stuttgart had great reason to joy as they won the promotion from 2nd to 1st Bundesliga in Germany. Eventually, it turned out that VfB's spell in the national top league lasted only 2 years. It was a very difficult, bitter season for this team and has just been finished with a repeat of relegation to the lower league.

After the first game of this playoff series, it was obvious that Union Berlin secured itself a huge piece of comfort before the revenge. In Stuttgart, Berliners scored 2 goals and in football, goals taken away count twice as that. That's why Union Berlin needed just a goalless draw to win this series and be promoted to the top Bundesliga.

In Berlin, VfB Stuttgart was the dominating side on the pitch. The Stuttgarters were more active, more focused on offensive efforts. It was very close once for VfB to take the lead. In the 9th minute, Dennis Aogo beat Rafal Gikiewicz, goalie of Union but the referee decided to cancel it basing on VAR analysis which proved that Nicolas Gonzales from VfB was on an offside position in this situation. VfB was dominating. The team of coach Nico Willig had the ball for 61% of the game time, and also took 16 shots (from which 7 were accurate) on Union's goal. All for nothing.

Players from Berlin had just one goal: to not to lose any goal and to deliver the goalless draw until the final minute. During the game, Union took just one accurate shot on VfB's goal! It's the best example of how the Berliners were focused to defend their own pitch. And it's worth to mention that Union proved it once again - after a good season - that it has great defensive skills. VfB Stuttgart just couldn't manage to crush the Union' wall. Eventually, the game ended with a draw 0:0. Heaven for Union Berlin, 2. Bundesliga for VfB Stuttgart...

It was a very hard season for The Stuttgarters. This team had 3 coaches, has struggled to jump far away from the relegation zone. Eventually, under the management of interim coach Nico Willig VfB confirmed its place in the relegation zone. But eventually, it turned out that it just was not enough. That's why in season 2019/2020, VfB Stuttgart will have to play in the backyard of 1st Bundesliga in Germany.

Game 2 of Bundesliga relegation playoff, Union Berlin - VfB Stuttgart 0:0. Aggregate score: 2:2.

Union Berlin, thanks to goals scored in an away game, won the promotion to the German 1st Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart relegated.

 

The day of truth for VfB Stuttgart

On Monday evening everything will become clear. We'll learn wheter VfB Stutgart remained in the top German league or was degraded to the Second Bundesliga for at least a year. 

A few days ago, VfB Stuttgart and Union Berlin tied for the first time in relegation playoff series. In Stuttgart, Union managed to score surprising result as the game finished with a draw 2:2. Now, the Berliners are in more comfortable position because even a goalless draw will get the job done for them and secure them promotion to the Bundesliga. On the other hand, VfB Stuttgart in Berlin will have to reach to its deepest resources of skills, motivation and experience to get a safe result. The team from Stuttgart needs to win or draw at least 3:3 t0 stay on its current place, meaning: in the top German league.

- We now have a final ahead of us, and calculations no longer come into it. It all depends which of the two teams puts in the better performance in this pressure situation, and knowing what’s at stake manages to dig a little deeper. It’s in our own hands, we just need to play well and do the things that weren’t so good in Thursday’s home leg a whole lot better - said Nico Willing, the interim coach of VfB Stuttgart, quoted by the club's official website.

In Berlin, VfB will play probably without its important player Daniel Didavi who suffers from muscle injury. On the other hand, Santiago Ascibar and Steven Zuber will be available for the coach Willig.

We keep our fingers crossed for VfB Stuttgart!

German Bundesliga relegation playoff, game 2, Union Berlin - VfB Stuttgart, start: 8:30 p.m. CET. Game 1 finished with a draw 2:2. 

Thank you for your support! [VIDEO]

You can always count on such fans and thanks to their help, fly high to the sky! In the last season, the fans of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław were always the sixth player of their team. 

Eventually, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't manage to reach its goal and win the promotion to the top Polish Energa Basket League (EBL). In the final series, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz was too strong and won 3:0 on aggregate.

The team doesn't achieve sports success but it as a very strong and sincere support from its fans. FutureNet Śląsk' supporters are well known in Poland as very loud, organized and passionate with their team.

For their support, for their amazing job throughout the season, for their travels with the team all around Poland: thank you!

Relegation playoff in German Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart finished game 1 with a draw

VfB Stuttgart tied the first German Bundesliga relegation playoff game against Union Berlin. This game ended with a draw 2:2. Now the Stuttgarters will have to fight very hard in the second game of this series to avoid relegation to the 2. German Bundesliga. 

Both teams entered the pitch with a lot of concentration and focused especially on the defence. Players of VfB and Union Berlin know very well for what they are playing for. For VfB, relegation to the lower Bundesliga league would be very painful. And Union was very close to win direct promotion to the top league and now wants to take its chance and reach its success through the playoff round.

With such a pressure sitting deep in mind, it's not easy to play and to take the risk which is neccessary in football on such high level. But both teams tried to dominate. In the 1st half, both goals were shot just before the end of the first 45 minutes. VfB Stuttgart opened the scoring in this game in 41st minute when Christian Gentner scored. But Unionists from Berlin managed to tie the game just 2 minutes later with a goal of Abdullahi.

The beginning of the 2nd half was better for the hosts. In the 51st minute, experienced striker Mario Gomez restored the lead for VfB and the crowd on Mercedes Arena stadium in Stuttgart gone crazy. But again, Union Berlin managed to strike back and return to the right track. In 68th minute, Friedrich scored again for Union and established the final score of this match.

This draw leads straight to the conclusion that the revenge game in Berlin will be very hard for VfB Stuttgart. Why? Because the Stuttgarters allowed Union Berlin to score 2 goals on their own stadium. Now, VfB must either win or score a 3:3 draw in Berlin. Any other result will give Union a promotion to the top Bunesliga and push VfB Stuttgart to 2. Bundesliga.

German Bundesliga relegation playoff, game 1 VfB Stuttgart - Union Berlin 2:2 (1:1) Goals for VfB: Gentner (41.), Gomez (51.). The next and also the last game of this playoff series will be played on Monday, May 27th, in Berlin.

VfB Stuttgart prepares for the new season

The current Bundesliga season hasn't ended yet but the management board of VfB Stuttgart took first steps to make the team better next season. VfB has signed a deal with new coach Tim Walter and 2 new players: Atakan Karazor and Mateo Klimowicz.

Tim Walter will replace interim coach Niko Willing behind the steering wheel of senior team of VfB Stuttgart. Last season, he managed Holsten Kiel, 6th team from German 2. Bundesliga. His previous clubs in which he worked were Karlsruher SC and junior teams of Bayern Muenchen. Now Tim Walter received a chance to build his brand in the best German football league. His run with the club from Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart will last until June, 2020.

- What soon became clear from our conversations with him was that Tim Walter’s methods and concepts, based on exciting and attacking football, will be an ideal fit for VfB. We are also looking to focus on our youth teams and Tim not only has a great deal of experience in this area, but first and foremost a real belief in it. We’ve recruited a very good coach for VfB and are looking forward to working with him - said Thomas Hitzlsperger, VfB's sports director.

Next season, VfB Stuttgart will have also at least 2 new players who have just signed a contract with the club. The first one is Atakon Karazor, 21 years-old midfielder and former player of Holsten Kiel where he worked with coach Tim Walter. The second one is 18 years-old midfielder from Argentina Mateo Klimowicz.

The season is over for FC Den Bosch

FC Den Bosch gave its best, but eventually it was not enough to advance to the next playoff round in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. The team supported by FutureNet lost the second playoff game against Go Ahead Eagles 0:1, and key goal was shot just before the end of this crazy game. 

In game 1 of this series, FC Den Bosch tied with Go Ahead Eagles 2:2. It was a result scored in away game and it placed FC Den Bosch in very comfortable position, as goals scored on someone else's pitch are worth twice as much. In revenge game, Den Boschers could win or even allow itself to draw like 0:0 or 1:1. It was a dream start to the revenge.

The 1st half of this game was even. Both teams knew that any risk could destroy its dreams about winning the promotion to the next round. That's why any offensive attempts were developed wisely and carefuly. During first 45 minutes, Go Ahead Eagles was closer to open the game's score when Van der Venne shot the bar of FC Den Bosch's goal.

In the 2nd half, FC Den Bosch made its offensive performance a little bit more intensive. Van der Sande, Holla and Blummel had their scoring chances but eventually, they ran out of luck.

Just before the end of the game, FC Den Bosch' hopes were doomed. In 89th minute, Jeroen Veldmate find the way to the hosts goal and gave a 1:0 lead for Go Ahead Eagles. With this result, guest team had the promotion secured and FC Den Bosch was out of the playoff. In the additional time, our team didn't manage to tie the game. FC Den Bosch was just a milimeters away from the success but football is cruel sometimes. Eventually, Go Ahead won 1:o in Den Bosch and eliminated our team from the playoff.

We'd like to thank to entire FC Den Bosch team and club for their performance in the season which has just ended. It was impressive how you fought, played and tried to be better and better all the time.

Dutch Eerste Divisie, playoff game 2 FC Den Bosch - Go Ahead Eagles 0:1 (0:0) Goal: Veldmate (89.) Aggregate score: 2:3 for Go Ahead Eagles.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has parted ways with coach Radosław Hyży

Radosław Hyży will no longer be the coach of basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. His contract with the club expired in May and won't be extended. 

This season, FutureNet Śląsk has a goal to win the promotion to the top Polish Energa Basket League. Unfortunately, this goal hasn't been achieved as our team lost the final battle with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 on aggregate. Now the team has entered the break between seasons and will be undergone a rebuilding process, with new players coming and some players will leave for sure.

What we know so far is that Radosław Hyży will not be the creator of the new FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław team. His contract expired a few days ago and the club stated that it won't be extended. His run with the club started in October 2017 when he took the steering wheel from coaching duo Dominik Tomczyk - Jacek Krzykała. Two seasons ago, FutureNet Śląsk was fighting to win the promotion to the playoff round but fell short to achieve it. Last season, our team won the regular season but lost the playoffs.

Radosław Hyży managed FutureNet Śląsk in 69 games from which his team won 42. We'd like to thank the coach for his work full of engagement, passion and ambition, for his everyday efforts to help his players become better. Good luck in the next stages of your career, Coach!

Big day for VfB Stuttgart!

On Wednesday, VfB Stuttgart will play first from 2 games which will determine the future of the team. Its next rival will be Union Berlin and both teams will clash in game 1 of German Bundesliga relegation playoff. 

VfB Stuttgart finished the regular season in 1. Bundesliga on 16th place. It means that the Stuttgarters couldn't yet be sure that they will stay in the league for the next season. At first, they have to win playoff with Union Berlin, the team from 2. Bundesliga which was 3rd after the last game day.

In the freshly-finished season, Union Berlin was just a few milimeters short from winning direct promotion to the 1. Bundesliga. Eventually, FC Koeln grabbed the 1st place and Paderborn 07 was second with 57 points - the same number as Union Berlin. The key factor was the better goal balance of Paderborn 07. That's why Union Berlin can't celebrate and go on holidays yet.

The team from the capital of Germany is distinguished by its performance in defence. During the season, Union lost only 33 goals which is the best result among all teams. When it comes to the offensive skills, Union Berlin is not so strong. Its best striker Sebastian Andersson scored 12 goals in 34 games and finished just on the 13th place in the rank of best 2. Bundesliga shooters. Other players who are responsible for providing Union's strength are German youth national defender Marvin Friedrich, Polish experienced goalkeeper Rafał Gikiewicz, striker Sebastian Polter, another striker from Georgia Akaki Gogia and German midfielder Grischa Prömel.

VfB Stuttgart interim coach Niko Willig is aware of the importance of upcoming playoff games for his team.

- Union Berlin will be a tough nut to crack. They are strong at the back, and as a team there are very strong mentally and full of running. The lads are totally focused on the task ahead both in training and off the pitch, and can’t wait for the two matches. They know that they have to deliver, to block everything else out and be absolutely ready to put in a good performance - said Nico Willing, quoted by VfB's official website.

In the first game against Union Berlin, VfB Stuttgart will have to deal without injured Andreas Beck and suspended Santiago Ascibar. On the other hand, Erik Thommy is back to work after healing the injury, as well as Steven Zuber.

Bundesliga relegation playoff, VfB Stuttgart - Union Berlin, Thursday, May 23nd, start: 8:30 p.m. CET. 

FutureNet Sailing Team won Polish Cup Omega Class regatta second time in a row!

This season so far is just great for FutureNet Sailing Team. Our sailors won second Polish Cup Omega class regatta in a row, this time in the city of Pszczyna, Poland.

Omega class sailors from Poland met in Pszczyna during the last weekend, May 18-19th. During the competition, the weather was capricious and teams had to wait a bit for the wind to come. But atmospheric conditions didn't interrupt this sailing event. And when the boats appeared on the water, it was a showtime of FutureNet Sailing Team.

In Pszczyna, 3 races were held. FutureNet Sailing Team won 2 of them and once finished on the 3rd place. Eventually, with these results our team won the whole competition in Pszczyna.  It was the 2nd Omega Class Polish Cup regatta of the season, and second won by our sailors. Thanks to this winning streak, FutureNet Sailing Team is the leader of general classification of the cup.

Good finish of the regular season for VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart has finished the regular season in German Bundesliga with good performance and 0:0 draw against favoured Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen. Now the team from Stuttgart has to face its biggest challenge of the year: relegation playoff against Union Berlin.

In Gelsenkirchen, VfB Stuttgart left the pitch as the team which just looked better than the hosts. VfB played wisely, with a lot of offensive efforts. During the game, VfB took 16 shots on Schalke's goal from which half was accurate and forced the goalie of Schalke to do his job. VfB also controlled the game having the ball for around 60% of game time. Unfortunately, the team from Stuttgart wasn't able to translate this advantage into goals.

Eventually, the game finished with a goalless draw doesn't hurt Schalke or VfB. Both teams have established their situation in the league earlier before this game. Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen had a nice adventure in European cup this season but in Bundesliga, things went poorly and it was clear that it will finish the league on 14th place. On the other hand, VfB Stuttgart had bigger ambitions than to finish the season on 16th place and in relegation playoff. But how it reality looks now and the team from Stuttgart has to face it decently.

German 1. Bundesliga, game day 34, Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen - VfB Stuttgart 0:0

VfB Stuttgart finished the regular season on the 16th place and now has to play in the relegation playoff round against Union Berlin - the club which finished the season in 2. Bundesliga on 3rd place.

FC Den Bosch closer to win the 1st round of the playoff

It was a very even game but FC Den Bosch did well its minimum plan. The team supported by FutureNet scored a 2:2 draw with Go Ahead Eagles in the 1st game of the 1st playoff round in Dutch Eerste Divisie. 

FC Den Bosch is a very ambitious team. Guys had some problems at the beginning of 2019 and hasn't been able to win for a long time. But when they ended its bad streak, they did it for good. With this attitude, FC Den Bosch managed to get into the playoff round, which opens up the window to get the promotion to the Dutch top league, Eredivisie.

The first FC Den Bosch' obstacle on its way to the win is Go Ahead Eagles, the 3rd team of the regular season. This team is hard to beat especially when it plays on its home ground. That's why the result of the latest game between these two can be considered as a success of our team.

FC Den Bosch started this game well. In 11th minute, van der Sande scored the opening goal. The hosts equalized in the 29th minute with a goal scored by Lelieveld. A few minutes later, FC Den Bosch suffered from a blow as Stefano Beltrame had to leave the pitch with a injury. But the other players from Den Bosch maintained focused on their goal.

In the 2nd half, just after the break, FC Den Bosch started to push harder the host side. And it paid off: in 51st minute, Browders restored the lead for its team and put FC Den Bosch in quite good situation. But again, the hosts managed to bounce back. In 69th minute, Navratil scored the second goal for Go Ahead and eventually set the final score.

Game 2 between FC Den Bosch and Go Ahead Eagles will be played on Wednesday, May 22nd. Two goals scored in an away game is a solid advance for our team and it "Den Boschers" are favourite of the Wednesday's game.

Playoff, game 1, Go Ahead Eagles - FC Den Bosch 2:2 (1:1) Goals for FC Den Bosch: van der Sande (17.), Brouwers (51.)

Game 2 of this series will be played on Wednesday, May 22nd.

True heroes always fight to the end

The season is over for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team now has a bitter and difficult time to handle. The goal for this season was simple: to win promotion to the Polish top Energa Basket League. But FutureNet Śląsk lost the final series with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 on aggregate and won't reach its goal. 

In the final series, FutureNet Śląsk lost both 2 games at home in the final series and put itself in very difficult position, as the series would last until one team win 3 times. Enea Astoria had a dream road ahead: comfortable lead on aggregate, and also 2 games to play at the most in its own hall and with loud support of its fans. But our team has many warriors in the team and it was obvious that FutureNet Śląsk will give everything, 100% of its skills in Bydgoszcz to make the final series run further.

In Q1 of this game, things seemed to go as FutureNet Śląsk wished to. The game was even, but thanks to great shooting performance of Jakub Musiał, our team stayed in the game and was losing only 24:25 after the first quarter. In the second one, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz fixed all the bugs in its performance from the first 10 minutes and turned on the higher gear. FutureNet Śląsk went into trouble in shooting and the hosts had several accurate shots, and used them to build high advantage 49:39 after the first half.

In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk had mixed luck. Thanks to its aggresive, tight defence ourt team managed to reduce its loss to only 5 points. But then again the hosts regained the initiative, thanks to 3 points shooting by Grzegorz Kukiełka and Marcin Nowakowski. As a result, Enea Astoria was leading 67:58 before Q4 and put our team in very difficult position.

In Q4, the scenario from the previous quarter repeated. FutureNet Śląsk was able to reduce its loss to 5 points, thanks to great shooting of Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Robert Skibniewski. But later, Enea Astoria again returned on its track and after the 3-pointer of Marcin Nowakowski, was leading 83:75 with just a minute left in this game. It was then confirmed that our team won't win this game.

In this game, Aleksander Dziewa (20 points, 7 rebounds) was the leader of FutureNet Śląsk, supported by Norbert Kulon (14 points) and Jakub Musiał (12 points, 5 assists). In Enea Astoria, playmaker Marcin Nowakowski did a great job (19 points, 7 assists), and Jakub Dłuski gave a great piece of fighting under the rim with grabbing 14 rebounds!

Congratulations for Enea Astoria for winning the league, and for FutureNet Śląsk for its great and ambitious performance throughout the whole season!

Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 86:77 Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Dziewa 20, Kulon 14 (3x3), Musiał 12 (2x3), Jakóbczyk 10 (1x3), Skibniewski 9 (3x3), Jarmakowicz 9 (1x3), Tomczak 3, Michałek 0, Sasik 0. Aggregate score: 3:0 for Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz which won the promotion to the Polish top Energa Basket League.

FutureNet Las Palmas is getting better this season!

FutureNet Las Palmas amateur football team climbs up patiently in the table of Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league. 

In the last game day, FutureNet Las Palmas beat Deportivo La Coruna 5:3. Thanks to 3 points scored in this match, our team jumped into 8th place in the table of the league. Currently, FutureNet Las Palmas has 8 points (2 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats). There's long way to the top for our talented players, as the teams from the top 3 (Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid and Ibiza) have an advantage higher than 10 points.

During the break before the new season, FutureNet Las Palmas has released some players and replaced them with new guys, supposed to be even better. But obviously, it must take some time for the team to build understanding both in the locker room and on the pitch. That's why some suprsising defeats can be treated as an obvious cost. But the win against Deportivo La Coruna is a sign that FutureNet Las Palmas, the current vice-champion, is close to return to the winning path.

Russian amateur football league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola FutureNet Las Palmas - Deportivo La Coruna 5:3 

VfB Stuttgart finishes the regular season in German Bundesliga

The VfB Stuttgart football team finishes the regular season in the German Bundesliga. In the last game day, the team from Stuttgart will play an away game against Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen.

Everything is clear for both teams which will meet on Saturday. Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen has 32 points and holds 14th place in the table. This team could both go one place up, taking over SC Freiburg (13th place, 33 points) or one place down in favour of FC Augsburg (15th place, 32 points). Anyway, this season was extremely dissapointing for Schalke 04. In previous season, this team was German vice-champion and won the promotion to the Champions League! And just a year later, Schalke 04 was in danger of being relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

Secondly, VfB Stuttgart knows well its nearest future. The team from Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart will finish the season on the 16th place in the table and has to play 2 more games in additional playoff round, deadly important: propably against Union Berlin, 3rd team from German 2. Bundesliga. The stake of this playoff is clear: the winner will stay in First Bundesliga or be promoted into, loser will drop to the lower league or stay there.

For VfB Stuttgart it will be very important to stay well-motivated and deeply focused. That's the basic merit of playing against Schalke 04 at this specific moment. The team from Gelsenkirchen has several great players. Just to mention Serbian national team defender Matija Nastasic (worth around 20 milion Euro), midfielder from the USA Weston McKennie (also national player, worth 20 milion Euros), creative offensive midfielder Algerian Nabil Bentaleb (market worth: 20 milion Euros), midfielder from Marocco Amine Harit or striker from Switzerland Breel Embolo. These guys know what football is all about and are always very dangerous. It's not easy to beat them and if VfB does so, it will be a great morale boost for the team before the crucial playoff round.

Game day 34 in German Bundesliga, Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen - VfB Stuttgart, Saturday, May 18th, start: 3:30 p.m. CET. 

FutureNet Śląsk stands face to face with the challenge of the season!

These are the days of truth for FutureNet Śląska Wrocław. Our team is losing 0:2 on aggregate with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and now must win 2 away games in Bydgoszcz to tie the series and bring it back to Wroclaw. 

In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk didn't lose at home even once. Our team was the only team unbeaten in its own hall in the first stage of the season. That's why many people started to say that the AWF Sports Hall in Wrocław has become the castle of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. But in the playoff round, this amazing run has ended. In the semifinal, FutureNet Śląsk lost one game at home with STK Czarni Słupsk. The battle in the semifinal was very even and hard, but our team managed to win 3:2 on aggregate and promote to the great final.

Then, things started to be very difficult. What was surprising, FutureNet Śląsk lost 2 first game at home. In game 1, Enea Astoria was definitely better and won 97:79. And in game 2, the battle continued to the final seconds but eventually, the guests won 82:81. FutureNet Śląsk had its issues both in defensive and offensive performance.

Now, our team has to follow the wise sentence saying that impossible is nothing and it's not true that sky is the limit when there are human footsteps on the moon. First of all, in the regular season, Enea Astoria left 4 reasons to believe that this team can be beaten at home, as the players led by coach Grzegorz Skiba had 4 to deal with 4 home defeats. Secondly, in the game 2 played last Sunday FutureNet Śląsk had at least a few chances to catch up its rival. That time, our team hasn't had enough luck but we expect that in Bydgoszcz, FutureNet Śląsk players will give even more than 100% of their skills and commitment.

With such attitude, FutureNet Śląsk will be very dangerous even on someone else court. Our team had a few days to improve its offensive tacticts before 2 crucial games in Bydgoszcz. In addition, our players need to catch as much calm as possible. Mental resistance will be the key factor to succeed in Bydgoszcz. Good luck, gentlemen!

Game 4, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Saturday, May 18th, start: 5 p.m. CET Possible Game 5, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Sunday, May 19th, start: 7 p.m. CET Aggregate score: 2:0 for Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz.  

Swift Cup Europe - round 1 finished, good performance of FutureNet Banaś Racing

Maciek Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing team has started the new Swift Cup Europe season with a good performance. 

The city of Poznań in Poland was the host of the first Swift Cup Europe racing time in 2019. Maciek Banaś, 13 year-old boy with amazing racing skills, has a plan to start in all rounds of the season to gain well-needed experience and develop his already impressive skills. Thanks to the help of FutureNet and its co-founder Roman Ziemian, it was possible to make Maciek's racing dream come true.

On Saturday, May 11th, Maciek Banaś finished on 17th place in the general classification for all drivers. A day later conditions on the track were difficult due to heavy rain. That's why drivers focused mostly to ride safe. Despite poor conditions, Maciek again did well and finished on the 17th place among all drivers.

In Junior series held as a part of Swift Cup Europe race in Poznań, he did very well. On Sunday, he finished 3rd! It was a great result and also a great sign before the rest of the season.

FutureNet Śląsk wants the game 2 of the final series to be repeated

On Monday, May 13th, the management board of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław applied a formal request to Polish Basketball Association that game number 2 of the final series should be repeated due to serious mistakes made by referees. 

In game 2 of the final series between FutureNet Śląsk and Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, which was held on Sunday, March 12th in Wrocław, there was a controversial situation created by the referees. Just before the start of the 3rd quarter, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław set the players on the court and prepared to start the game, as the team which should have the ball at the beginning of Q3. But for some unknown reasons, referees granted the ball to Enea Astoria. One of its players took advantage from this weird situation and scored 2 points. Players and coach of FutureNet Śląsk complained loudly on this decision, the referees asked the commissioner of this game what to do and their decided that in this action, Enea Astoria scored 2 points legally.

Eventually, it turned out that these points were crucial to set the final score of the game, as Enea Astoria won 82:81. That's why FutureNet Śląsk decided to take legal steps and asked for this game to be repeated.

- We asked for the 2nd final match to be repeated . Only this decision will make the promotion to the 1st league be settled in a fair sports fight, not through bizarre situations, distorting the sense of hard, long-term work of both coaches and players, and huge financial expenses incurred by the club - explained the officials of FutureNet Śląsk on the club's official website.

FutureNet Śląsk has a tough challenge to beat

It was not supposed to go that way. In the great final of 1st Polish basketball league, FutureNet Śląsk lost 2 games at home with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and now is in very difficult situation. The aggregate score of the final is 2:0 for Astoria and the rival needs only one more win to score the victory in the league. 

Game 1

Just a few days before Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk had a very hard game 5 in the semifinal against STK Czarni Słupsk. Our team won this game 82:81 and eventually got promoted to the great final. But it was obvious that it won't be easy to fight against Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz - the second team of the regular season with a very even squad. It's very true to be said that it's a final composed with 2 teams which deserve well to be in that place.

In game 1, Enea Astoria proved its great power. The team led by coach Grzegorz Skiba knew well how to stop FutureNet Śląsk in the offence. Our team was able to score only 79 points what was below its average. Before the break after the first half. FutureNet Śląsk was losing 51:52 due to its weak performance in the defence. On the other hand, Aleksander Dziewa did a lot in the first 2 quarters to help his team to make up the loss. Jakub Musiał was also helpful on the attacked half of the court.

In the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk lost its balance also in the offence. 3-pointers stopped to drop, it was harder to share the ball and arrange any action. As a result, Enea Astoria started to build a significant advantage which raised to 74:61 at the end of Q3. In the last part of the game, FutureNet Śląsk chased the rival but there wasn't enough time to put this game into the overtime. And our team scored a surprising, significant loss 79:97 at the beginning of the great final. Aleksander Dziewa (18 points, 11 rebounds), Norbert Kulon (15 points), Jakub Musiał (12 points, 6 rebounds) were the stars of our team in the Saturday's game.

Game 2

In game 2, our team had a great chance to put the final series into the right track. A possible defeat, in the context of next games in Bydgoszcz, would put our team in a very difficult place. That's why FutureNet Śląsk had to win. Unfortunately, it was Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz having fun after winning this game. This time, guests won slightly, 82:81. But on the other hand, a win is a win and now the aggregate score is 2:0 for Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz which now needs only one win to be promoted to the top Polish league.

Like on Saturday, in game 2 FutureNet Śląsk was trailing for nearly 40 minutes. After the first half, there was a draw at 44:44. Enea Astoria played well and used many of its players, creating several attacking chances from both inside the paint and from the distance. In FutureNet Śląsk, young shooting guard Jakub Musiał was playing an amazing part and was carrying the team by himself. At the beginning of the 2nd half, Enea Astoria had a great shooting run and our team stopped to score. It allowed guests to take the lead but FutureNet Śląsk - thanks to Tomasz Żeleźniak and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk - did a lot to reduce this loss to only 2 points at the end of Q3.

In the crucial Q4, there was everything on the court what basketball fans love. FutureNet Śląsk made up the loss and even took the lead 73:69. But then the guests put the higher gear in the offence and returned to the lead in this game. With just a few minutes to the end, FutureNet Śląsk returned to the game thanks to points scored by Mateusz Jarmakowicz, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Jakub Musiał. When it was a draw 85:85 and less than 1 second to go in this game, one of Enea Astoria players was fouled, shot one free throw, giving his team a one-point lead. FutureNet Śląsk was just unable to reach the guests one more time and lost second game in a row on its own pitch...

On Sunday, Jakub Musiał from FutureNet Śląsk showed an amazing skills, as he scored 32 points (including 6 3-pointers). Aleksander Dziewa (15 points, 8 rebounds) and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (13 points) gave him support but eventually it was not enough to beat well-balanced Enea Astoria.

Game 1, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 79:97 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 18 (1x3), Kulon 15 (3x3), Musiał 12 (2x3), Jakóbczyk 11 (3x3), Jarmakowicz 10 (1x3), Skibniewski 5 (1x3), Tomczak 4, Żeleźniak 3 (1x3), Michałek 1. Game 2, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 85:86 Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Musiał 32 (6x3), Dziewa 15 (1x3), Jakóbczyk 13 (3x3), Jarmakowicz 10 (1x3), Skibniewski 7 (1x3), Żeleźniak 6 (2x3), Tomczak 2, Michałek 0, Bożenko 0, Kulon 0. Aggregate score: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:2

VfB Stuttgart scored a very important win!

Mission completed! VfB Stuttgart won with VfL Wolfsburg 3:0 and secured its place in the playoff round to keep the place in the German Bundesliga.

VfB Stuttgart had to win this game as it needed 3 points to finally get away from the relegation zone. But it was obvious that Vfl won't be easy rival as it still needs points to reach the place which guarantees the right to play in the European cups, even UEFA Champions League.

The first half of Saturday's game was very even and each team has its chances to break the goalless score. The guests from Wolfsburg had the ball more often but they weren't able to take advantage from it. VfB played with patience and focused deeply to use any mistake made by the guest side. And this patience paid off. In the additional time of the 1st half, Gonzalo Castro shot on goal with power and beat the VfL's goalie.

Just after the start of the 2nd half, VfB Stuttgart struck again. This time Anastasios Donis finished with a goal nice team effort. And with 2 goals advantage, VfB reached great comfort on the pitch. The hosts focused on defending the good result, trying to avoid any mistakes which might let the VfL score the contract goal.

In the 84rd minute, Daniel Didavi scored third goal for VfB this afternoon and established the final score. It was a very impressive win of the team from Mercedes Arena.

It's now confirmed: VfB Stuttgart will play in the playoff round to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga. Its expected rival will be propably Union Berlin, currently the 3rd team in 2. Bundesliga.

- We feel very relieved after the game. We went into the game with a bold approach once again. Taking the lead just before half-time was very important. The players ran, fought and sent out positive signals. The second and third goals were the reward for their efforts, but from tomorrow the focus will be on the relegation play-off - said interim coach of VfB Stuttgart Nico Willig, quoted by the club's official website.

VfB Stuttgart - VfL Wolfsburg 3:0 (1:0) Goals for VfB Stuttgart: Castro (45.), Donis (55.), Didavi (83.).  

VfB on the verge of clinching the playoff spot in German Bundesliga

VFB Stuttgart can slowly gear up before the playoff round in the German Bundesliga, as it's close to be confirmed that the team from Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart will have to fight in the additional round to avoid relegation. In the last but one game of the regular season, VfB will host the match against Vfl Wolfsburg. 

Currently, VfB Stuttgart sits on the 16th place in the table of German Bundesliga with 24 points. It loses 7 points to Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen which is 15th and occupies the last place free from relegation. On the other hand, VfB has 5 points advantage over FC Nuernberg which is on the 17th place with 19 points. In theory, the team from Nuernberg could made up the loss if it wins last 2 games and VfB won't score even a single point. It's not likely to happen but sports is unpredictable and everything can happen. So, VfB Stuttgart must stay focused at the max, and also play its best and score at least one point in the game against the crew from Wolfsburg.

In December 2018, these teams clashed for the first time and VfL Wolfsburg won 2:0. During the season, both teams had different tasks to handle and as a result, "Wolves" are now on the 7th place in the table. With just 2 games left and with just 2 points loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, VfL still has a great chance to reach the place which guarantees the right to play in the UEFA European League - at least to the qualification round or group stage. And if luck smiles more to VfL, this team could win even a promotion directly to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League! That's why it's more than sure that in Stuttgart, "Wolves" will play with maximal focus and with passion.

VfL Wolfbsurg has a strong squad with a few very interesting players. Team's goalie from Belgium Koen Casteels currently is worth around 17 million euros, French defender Jérôme Roussillon is a solid piece of the team, in the midfield German Maximilian Arnold and Swiss national team player Admir Mehmedi are responsible of keeping the rhytm on the pitch and in the attack, striker from the Netherlands Wout Weghorst offers quite good quality with 14 goals scored so far. This team is dangerous - nothing else to say.

The interium coach of VfB Stuttgart Nico Willig has a lot of optimism before this game.

- We want to win in front of our fans and make sure of our place in the relegation play-off. That’s what we’re grafting for every day and we also need our fans to stick by us and get behind us - said Nico Willig, quoted by the official website of VfB Stuttgart.

In Saturday's game, in VfB will be a few absences due to injuries. Andreas Beck and Steven Zuber - this duo will be out of order for at least a few weeks. Despite this impairment, players of VfB will give their best for sure to keep the place in the playoff round in this very important game.

Game day #33, VfB Stuttgart - VfL Wolfsburg, Saturday, May 11th, start: 3:30 p.m. CET.

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk to play in the great final!

The moment on which many has been waiting for so long has come! On Saturday, May 11th, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will take its first step into the great final of Polish 1st basketball league. The winner will take it all, and the stake is high: only one team from the final will be promoted to the top league in Poland.

In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was the best team in the league, and Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz took the second place. It turned out that the classification at the end of the first part of the season will have its reflection in the final.

In playoff, FutureNet Śląsk first defeated the Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 3:1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, and in the semi-finals it had an amazing and fascinating battle with STK Czarni Słupsk. Our team won 3:2 on aggregate, and the fight for the victory in the last match lasted literally until the last second. Enea Astoria had a slightly easier way to the final. In the quarterfinals, it defeated Biofarm Basket Poznań 3:0 on aggregate, and in the semi-final beat Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 3:2 on aggregate. Unlike FutureNet Śląsk, in match 5 Enea Astoria was definitely better and just smashed the opponent.

In the regular season, both teams clashed twice and FutureNet Śląsk won each time. In December 2018, our team won away game 91:86 and the revenge was played in March 2019. This game was also finished with a win of FutureNet Śląsk, this time 101:92. Then, it would be right to say that our team has an idea and the method how to deal with Enea Astoria. But what happened in the regular season, happened in the regular season and playoff is like a totally new league, where the game goes a lot more intensive and harder. So, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have to figure out how Enea Astoria is playing and where it has its strong and weak spots.

When you check the rank of the league's best scorers, you would be surprised with the lack of any player from Enea Astoria in top 10. Point guard Marcin Nowakowski with his 13 points per game on average currently is on the 13th place. He also adds around more than 6 assists in each game. But later, things are getting more even as several players from Bydgoszcz have very similar, good stats. Small forward Paweł Śpica scores 12,2 points per game, power forward Mikołaj Grod delivers 12 points and 6 rebounds, young centre Łukasz Frąckiewicz has 11,5 points and 7,7 rebounds. Experienced back up player Grzegorz Kukiełka has 11 points in each game, and experienced and very strong centre Jakub Dłuski adds 9,9 points and 5,8 rebounds. It alls proves that Enea Astoria has many strong points - inside the paint and beyond the arc. This team shoots well (nearly 86 points per game), defends great (only 78 points lost per game), shares the ball good with nearly 20 assists per game and also fights hard for rebounds (29 rebounds with just 25 for the opponents).

On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk has a very impressive numbers as a team and its stats fits even to the higher league in Poland. Our team scores more than 90 points per game, has 44 rebounds and also 3 blocks. With 18 assists per game, the ball flows well and its also a strong side of FutureNet Śląsk. Our team has also many great players, like Norbert Kulon, Aleksander Dziewa, Robert Skibniewski, Mateusz Jarmakowicz or Jakub Musiał.

It all leads us to the conclusion that the final battle of FutureNet Śląsk and Enea Astoria will be very, very even. Each team has it strong sides and experience inside the starting 5 and the bench, too. But obviously, we keep our fingers crossed for FutureNet Śląsk!

The great final of Polish 1st men basketball league Game 1: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, Saturday, May 11th, start: 7 p.m. CET Game 2: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, Sunday, May 12th, start: 7 p.m. CET Aggregate score: 0:0. 

Football team from Dalaman City Sports Club has finished the season

The season is over and football players from Dalaman City Sports Club did their job just right.

It's time for a break as Turkish Muğla Super Amateur League football league has ended. It was a competition for 12 teams in total and each one played 22 games. Players from Dalaman City Sports City finished the season on 8th place with 25 points. The team powered by FutureNet won 7 games and tied 4. The winner was the Turgutreisspor team.

Two players from the team received individual rewards for their overall performance during the season. Rasim Ince was named the best defender of the league, while Tarık Özdemir was chosen as the best winger.

Congratulations to both players, and also to entire team from FutureNet Sport community!

What a game, what a win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław!

This match showed how beautiful and amazing sport is basketball. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated STK Czarni Słupsk 82:81 and advanced to the final of the great final of the league. In this match, our team had a crazy journey from hell to heaven, and the fight lasted until the last seconds!

It was the last game in the semifinal, with no room to mistake for each team. The winner would take it all and go further, into the final, and the loser would win only the right to play for the 3rd place. At this stage of the playoff, no one wants to fall and lose chances to win. And players of FutureNet Śląsk, who want to win the promotion to the highest league, were aware of this pressure and difficult conditions.

The first half of this match should be deeply analyzed by players and coaches of FutureNet Śląsk. For the first 20 minutes, our team was playing just poor. It's enough to check that FutureNet Śląsk lost 51 points in this part of the match. Semi-final, own hall, fatal defensive - it has just no right to happen again. During the first 20 minutes, STK Czarni was leading even 51:38. Guest players, especially Patryk Pełka, Adrian Kordalski and Wojciech Jakubiak, had a way to many open-spots to shoot and took advantage from it perfectly. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk struggled in defence, and on the attacked half of the court, Mateusz Jarmakowicz and captain Norbert Kulon were fighting with a passion to help their team. Before the break, our team was losing 45:56 and it was obvious that it must wake up during the break if it still wants to win.

There must have been a lot of men's speech in the locker room in the break because, in the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk looked totally different. Most of all, our team improved its defensive performance: forced STK Czarni to shoot from unprepared positions and fought so hard that several guests players scored their 4th personal foul. In turn, our team still had a lot to improve in the offence. But there were several signs of improvement - thanks to 3-point shooting of Tomasz Żeleźniak and Norbert Kulon, our team reduced its loss to only 7 points before Q4.

The last 10 minutes was just like a crazy ride on a rollercoaster. It was a truly magical moment for our team. Carried by the amazing support from the crowd, FutureNet Śląsk took the lead for the first time in this game! Our team dominated the rival with its intense defence and great scoring of Aleksander Dziewa, Szymon Tomczak and Jakub Musiał. 82:76 - it seemed like a safe advantage! In the final minutes, STK Czarni did a lot to regain the lead. They fought with aggression in defence, forcing our team to miss several shots. They also reduced its loss to only a single point. In the final 60 seconds, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk missed 3 shots in a row and with 24 seconds to go, STK Czarni had the ball but couldn't use it. Adrian Kordalski made a mistake with travelling, then he missed the crucial shot with just 7 seconds left. Our team had a huge amount of luck but did it, won 82:81 and will play in the great final of the league!

In FutureNet Śląsk, Mateusz Jarmakowicz (18 points, 3 3-pointers, 5 rebounds), Aleksander Dziewa (16 points, 6 rebounds), Norbert Kulon (14 points) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (10 points) did the best scoring job that evening. But most of all - every player of our team had a significant contribution to this win. 29 rebounds, 21 assists, 12 3-pointers - these numbers say a lot about the core of this game.

On May 11-12, FutureNet Śląsk will play the first 2 final games, with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz as a competitor. The fight goes on and it will be hot for sure!

Game 5, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 82:81 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jarmakowicz 18 (3x3), Dziewa 16 (1x3), Kulon 15 (3x3), Żeleźniak 10 (3x3), Musiał 8 (2x3), Tomczak 8, Jakóbczyk 5, Skibniewski 2. Aggregate score: 3:2 for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team was promoted to the final.

You can do it, gentlemen!

There's only one game left to go in the semifinal series in the Polish 1st men basketball league, and only one spot in the great final. FutureNet Śląsk and STK Czarni Słupsk faces for the last time to win and climb higher.

It's a very even series. Some people say that both teams play basketball like in the Polish top league. There's no doubt: it's a great series not only for players but also for fans. However, even a great series has to end as the league goes on.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has a single goal for this season: t0 win the promotion to the Energa Basket League in Poland and to return to its place which it has left a few years ago due to several serious problems. Now, this hard road is closing to the end and our team has a great chance to write another chapter in its long, awesome history. But there's one condition which needs to be filled: to beat Czarni Słupsk in the first step, and then to win the whole final.

In previous games of the semi-final, FutureNet Śląsk and Czarni gave a show of passion, ambition, good skills and mentality. Our team also had a great chance to close the series away, in Słupsk, as it won the first game there and was very close to winning the next one but lost after a poor 4th quarter of the game played last Sunday. However, FutureNet Śląsk is a very dangerous team and with its experience, it has all the chances to handle the pressure in game 5 and win this series.

- As for my team, I think that we played well in three and a half quarters. I like life and basketball for teaching me humility. I'm trying to explain to my players that the match lasts 40 minutes and when things start going well, they lose their concentration, start to make mistakes without the help of a coach. We made too many mistakes in the second half of the game on Sunday, it cost us the win. We have to go through such situations, we can't break down with one lost match - explains Radosław Hyży, coach of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

He also adds: - I'm waiting for the Wednesday's game with a lot of hope that we will play like in Słupsk on Sunday, this time during all 40 minutes and with better finish of the game. It will let us go higher.

We keep our fingers crossed for FutureNet Śląsk and deeply hope that our team will win in game 5 of the semifinal series!

FutureNet Las Palmas scored significant win in Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola football league

Important victory of FutureNet Las Palmas! Our amateur football team, playing in the Russian league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola, defeated Atletico Madrid 8:0.

In the break between previous and new season, FutureNet Las Palmas team had undergone reconstruction: several players left it and was replaced by new members. With such a deep changes, every team needs some time to restore understanding on the pitch and to build new mechanisms of cooperation between players. That's why FutureNet Las Palmas had some problems in the first games of the season.

Now it seems that the reconstruction process is closing to the end, and impressive win over Atletico Madrid could be treated as a sign of improvement. Our team dominated Atletico from the first whistle of referee until the end. Every element of the game, especially offensive performance, worked as it should. Total score, which was 8:0 for our team, proves that there were no hopes for Atletico to score even a draw.

In the next game day, FutureNet Las Palmas will face Rayo Vallecano. It's a current leader of the table in Russian AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league, which has won all of its 5 games played so far. Obviously, it will be a great and important test for our team and we believe that FutureNet Las Palmas will pass it with a win.

 

FutureNet Sailing team won the first regatta of the season

FutureNet Sailing has just started the new Omega Class regatta season and did it in impressive style! Our sailors won the first competition of the season, held in Krynica Morska, Poland.

Sailors supported strongly by FutureNet had a great last season, finished with 2 trophies in Poland: cup and national championship. Obviously, this year should be such good as its predecessor. FutureNet Sailing team also has ambitious members so we're sure that they will do their best to defend both trophies.

In April in Krynica Morska, the new sailing Omega class season has started officially. FutureNet Sailing Team maintained its good form. During the regatta, 6 races were held in total. Our team won 3 of them, and also finished once at 2 and once on 3rd place. In one race, FutureNet Sailing crew was on 6th place. When summarized, all these results gave our team well-deserved 1st place in the entire competition.

Hertha Berlin - VfB Stuttgart 3:1

It's nearly confirmed: VfB Stuttgart will have to play in the playoff round to maintain the place in German Bundesliga. After the loss against Hertha Berlin and with just 2 match days to go, VfB's advantage over the relegation zone in the table seems to be enough to avoid the fall.

The game with Hertha Berlin was quite even. Each team had the ball for nearly same time, and also had very similar number of accurate shots taken. But The Berliners had very significant advantage that afternoon: better shooters. Hertha had 13 shots on VfB's goal, 6 of them were accurate and 3 of them find its way to the net. On the other hand, VfB had 15 shots but only a single one beat Hertha's goalie. In 70th minute, Mario Gomez scored the only goal for VfB in this game. A few minutes earlier, the hosts had a chance to cheer due to their 3rd goal scored with Kalou as a hero. In the 1st half, Ibisevic and Duda scored also for the hosts. The final result was 3:1 for Hertha BSC Berlin.

With just 2 match days to go this season, VfB has 24 points and is on 16th place - the spot which guarantess the place in the playoff. Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen holds the place above but has 7 points advantage with 6 points in total left to be scored. On the other hand, VfB has 5 points of advantage over FC Nuernberg which holds the 17th place. In theory, the closest neighbour of VfB in the table could made up the loss but needs 2 wins in a row.

If you consider FC Nuerbnerg's overall disposition from the season, it seems quite impossible for this team to score total points. That's why VfB should score at least one point in last 2 games but it still could feel quite safe before the playoff round.

Hertha Berlin - VfB Stuttgart 3:1 (2:0) Goal for VfB: Mario Gomez (70.)

It's playoff time!

This is the most crucial part of the season for FC Den Bosch. The team of which FutureNet is a sponsor has a chance to win the promotion to the top Dutch league Eredivisie. But first of all, FC Den Bosch must take further steps in the playoff round. Its first rival will be Go Ahead Eagles.

The last game of the regular season found out to be decisive for both FC Den Bosch and Go Ahead Eagles. Both teams faced each other in the direct match and FC Den Bosch won 2:0. Eventually, this result was crucial to set the final order in the table after the regular season. With 3 points scored, FC Den Bosch jumped into the 4th place and overtook Go Ahead.

Now, these 2 teams will play against each other twice, in the 2nd round of playoffs. First game of the series will be held on May 19th in Deventer, home city of Go Ahead Eagles team. 3 days later game 2 will be played in Den Bosch.

Good luck, gentlemen!

Great finish of the season for FC Den Bosch!

That's how the regular season in the league should be finished! In the last game before the play off round, FC Den Bosch beat Go Ahead Eagles 2:0 at home and jumped into the 4th place of the table. It means that FC Den Bosch won't have to play in the first round of play off.

The first half of this game was quite even and both teams had it scoring chances. In FC Den Bosch, Stefano Beltrame was very dangerous and hungry for goals. Eventually, he didn't score but helped his teammate Amine Khammas to get his piece in 43rd minute.

After the break, the guests pushed harder and once were close to tie the game. In 53rd minute, FC Den Bosch goalie Wouter van der Steen defended the penalty kick shot taken by Verheydt. It was a blow for the ambitions of guest team after which FC Den Bosch restored its advantage on the pitch. Our team wasn't able to exchange it into goals for long time but finally, it did it. In 93rd minute, Vincent Vermeij found a way to beat the goalie of Go Ahead Eagles for the second time this evening. He also established the final result of the game as 2:0 for FC Den Bosch.

FC Den Bosch - Go Ahead Eagles 2:0 (1:0) Goals for FC Den Bosch: Khammas (43.), Vermeij (90.+3.)

Silver trophy for FutureNet Maribor!

FutureNet Maribor finished the season in Slovenian futsal extra league with silver trophy! Game 3 of the final series with Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel turned out to be crucial. The guest team won this game 13:12 on penalty kicks and 3:0 on aggregate. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel won the Slovenian championship, FutureNet Maribor finished second. 

It was a last chance game for our team, as it lost previous 2 meetings against Dobovec Pivovarna. Players from Maribor entered this challenge. In the 1st half, FutureNet Maribor was leading 2:0 after goals scored by Jeremy Bukovec and Matej Fidersek. It was a warning sign for the guests and they made up the loss quickly. Totoskovic scored the goal, Postruzin shot twice and before the break, Dobovec Pivovarna was leading 3:2.

Just after the start of the second half, FutureNet Maribor again fought to catch the rival. Fidersek scored again and Milos Stojkovic backed up his efforts with his goal. But the same scenario happened again and Dobovec Pivovarna restored the lead thanks to goals of Cujec and Duscak. Just before the end, Jaka Sovdat scored again for FutureNet Maribor and established the score in regular time to 5:5. So, n penalty kick shootaround was needed!

In this part of the game, the battle continued for a long time. Eventually, Dobovec Pivovarna was just slightly better and won 13:12 in penalties. Our team doesn't reach the championship which was its basic goal for this season. On the other hand, last year FutureNet Maribor finished on 3rd place. A year later, our team improved its performance and took the silver trophy. In addition, captain of FutureNet Maribor Matej Fidersek won the award for the best shooter of the league.

Game 3, Slovenian futsal extra league final FutureNet Maribor - Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 5:5, 12:13 on penalties Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Bukovec (11.), Fidersek (11., 22.), Stojkovic (22.), Sovdat (36.) Aggregate score: 3:0 for Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel. FutureNet Maribor won silver trophy.

FutureNet Śląsk must still fight to win the promotion to the final

This semifinal series between FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and STK Czarni Słupsk is a great example of how fascinating basketball can be. FutureNet Śląsk won one game in Słupsk, in the second one lost the win in the final quarter, and after 4 games, the series is tied with a draw 2:2 on aggregate. The winner will be known after game 5, which will be played on Wednesday, May 8th in Wroclaw, Poland. 

Game 3

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was going to Slupsk ready for 2 difficult matches. In the first part of the semifinal series in Wroclaw, our team didn't use the advantage of its own court and won only once. This gave the team from Słupsk a better chance, due to 2 upcoming matches in its own hall. And it's always hard to play in front of the hot crowd in Gryfia sports hall in Słupsk.

However, our team reminded why finished as the best in the regular season. First of all, FutureNet Śląsk drew conclusions from its problems in match 1 and 2. Our players had serious problems in 3-point shooting and to hold its rhythm in the offence. In game 3, FutureNet Śląsk was leading for nearly 40 minutes of game time. STK Czarni had very good first minutes when they build 11:4 advantage and won the 1st quarter 18:15. But then, our players got their heat!

In the 2nd quarter, thanks to the great shooting of Jakub Musiał, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Aleksander Dziewa, FutureNet Śląsk was leading even with 7 points. Just a minutes before the end of this part of the game, players of STK Czarni - cheered loudly by their fans - reduced the loss to 4 points. But it was very visible that our team will be hard to beat on Saturday's evening. In the second half, was increasing its lead while key players of Czarni (Damian Cechnak, Patryk Pełka, Szymon Rduch) had to leave the court with 5 personal fouls. Just before the end, Czarni reduced its loss to a minimum (74:77), but then FutureNet Śląsk handled the pressure and set the final result as 85:76.

In this game, Aleksander Dziewa was the best in our team (20 points, 13 rebounds), with the support of Norbert Kulon (15 points, 8 assists) and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (12 points). For STK Czarni, Adrian Kordalski was the best with 20 points and 9 rebounds.

Game 4

There's no doubt about it: FutureNet Śląsk had everything to win game 4 and close the semifinal series in Słupsk. Our team stepped into this game with power and was leading 24:17 after Q1 and 48:39 to the break. FutureNet Śląsk was playing with a lot of passion, very focused in defence, and on the attacked half our team had a great time in 3 points shooting - 11 accurate shots in 20 minutes! It seemed that STK Czarni had no chances to maintain this series and it FutureNet Śląsk will get the place in the final series.

In Q3, STK Czarni looked a little bit better. Its point guard Adrian Kordalski was fighting like a devil without a rest (he spend only 3 minutes on the bench during the game!) to help his team. And he did his job well - thanks to his points and assists, Czarni restored its fighting spirit and was losing only by 10 points before the last quarter of this game.

Final 10 minutes belonged definitely to the hosts. In this part of the game, STK Czarni scored an amazing number of points (37) and allowed FutureNet Śląsk to score only 23. Players from Słupsk were not only shooting good, but they also had a great 10 minutes in defence. Our team had big problems in creating shooting positions. That's why STK Czarni took the lead for the first time in the game and never returned it, as eventually, the game finished with score 103:101 for STK Czarni Słupsk. Game 5, which will be played in Wrocław, will be crucial to set the member of the final series.

In game 4, FutureNet Śląsk had its leader in Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (21 points, 4 3-pointers) and Mateusz Jarmakowicz (21 points). Norbert Kulon also played well (14 points). In the STK Czarni team, Adrian Kordalski (37 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists) was just unstoppable.

Game 4, STK Czarni Słupsk - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 76:85 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 20 (2x3), Kulon 15, Musiał 13 (2x3), Jakóbczyk 12 (2x3), Żeleźniak 8 (2x3), Skibniewski 8 (1x3), Jarmakowicz 5 (1x3), Tomczak 4, Michałek 0, Zagórski 0. Game 5, STK Czarni Słupsk - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 103:101 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jakóbczyk 21 (4x3), Jarmakowicz 21 (2x3), Kulon 14 (3x3), Dziewa 13 (1x3), Żeleźniak 11 (3x3), Musiał 11 (3x3), Skibniewski 8 (2x3), Tomczak 2, Zagórski 0, Bożenko 0. Aggregate score: 2:2. The final game will be played on May 8th in Wrocław, Poland.

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk to put higher gear

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play 2 difficult matches in the semi-final of the basketball league against STK Czarni Słupsk. The stake is high, with the promotion to the great final on the table, and the rival has already proven that he is a difficult opponent. Will FutureNet Śląsk be able to take this challenge?

FutureNet Śląsk has behind first 2 matches of this series, played on its own court in Wrocław. FutureNet Śląsk and STK Czarni shared victories, and now the aggregate score is 1:1. In Wrocław, STK Czarni showed plenty of solid basketball, and also a clear idea on how they want to disturb FutureNet Śląsk' performance. A a hard game in defense, especially making the 3 points shooting difficult, worked well. This season, shooting from a distance was often a big advantage of FutureNet Śląsk, helping to win many games. STK Czarni showed that making this element of the game difficult for a team from Wrocław can bring benefits. On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk had its problems but it won 85:80. On Saturday, the team had a worse day and lost to STK Czarnia 72:86. It was also the first home defeat of the season for our team.

Loss on Saturday is quite painful, because FutureNet Śląsk lost the home court advantage. Next two games will be played in Słupsk where STK Czarni always performs well and also have loud support from their fans. In the regular season, it was hard to beat STK Czarni on their own pitch. In 15 games, Czarni won 10 and lost only 5. The team led by coach Robert Jakubiak and his playing assistant, experienced shooter Mantas Cesnauskis, has several strong players. Shooters know their job well, and tall players not only fight hard for rebounds, but they also perform well in defense and always add significant piece in scoring points. Just to mention Damian Cechnak and Patryk Pełka - they both did a great job in games played in Wrocław. Having to play against this duo, tall players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had average performances - worse than than their usual overall. Post-game numbers showed it all, especially about Sunday's game. Our team had less rebounds, assists and 3-pointers, overall shooting accuracy was also worse than usual. It speaks by itself that two experienced guards, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon, were the team leaders in both games: they've seen a lot in basketball and know how to deal with the pressure.

In the next 2 games in Słupsk, FutureNet Śląsk players will have to return to their right track and to their game. There's a lot to improve especially in defense. It also will be the time to prove their character, as the winner will secure the place in great final. There won't be easy games anymore. Mission is simple: to win at least once, bring the series back to Wrocław and finish it with the support of own fans.

Game 3 and 4, semi final of Polish 1st men basketball league, May 4-5 STK Czarni Słupsk - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Both games will start at 7 p.m. CET.

Last chances for FutureNet Maribor to return into the fight for national championship

The situation of FutureNet Maribor is difficult, but everything is not lost yet. On Wednesday, May 1, the team from Maribor will play the match number 3 with Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel in the big final of the futsal league of Slovenia. The rival only needs one victory to win the championship.

Dobovec Pivovarna was the host of the 2 first games in the final series, as the winner of the league in the regular season. The rival of FutureNet Maribor took advantage to the fullest from its home ground, winning both games. Two previous clashes of these teams were very similar and finished twice with the result 4:2 for Dobovec Pivovarna.

This season, FutureNet Maribor has discovered the way to defeat Dobovec Pivovarna only once in 5 meetings. But now, the learning time is over. FutureNet Maribor will play under big pressure, as the rival needs to win only once to secure the champions title. And it's also need to be remembered that Dobovec Pivovarna has several well-experienced players in the team, including national teams members. They all know how to deal with the pressure and keep the nerves calm.

On the other hand, FutureNet Maribor is also build from very experienced and skilled players, like Matej Fidersek or Milos Stojković. And in previous 2 games they proved that it's only a slight difference between them and Dobovec Pivovarna. In addition, FutureNet Maribor has been very dangerous in its own hall this season. It might be a priceless advantage in the upcoming game of these team. And if FutureNet Maribor win, there will be also game 4 - again hosted by FutureNet Maribor.

The final series of futsal extra league in Slovenia, game 3 FutureNet Maribor - Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel, Wednesday, May 1st, start: 8 p.m. CET. Aggregate score: 2:0 for Dobovec Pivovarna. The final will be held until 3 wins of one team.

Crucial win of VfB Stuttgart

It was a key match in the struggle to keep the place in the German 1st Bundesliga and VfB Stuttgart did their job as it should. VfB won with favoured Borussia Mönchengladbach 1:0 and almost certainly will play in the playoffs after the regular season.

Before the game against Borussia, VfB Stuttgart had 21 points while FC Nuernberg - its closest rival - had only 2 less. Any flow could be costly for VfB. That's why the team had to score any points against Borussia. The management board of VfB was aware of this necessity, and that's why Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB, has been fired from his position and replaced by Nico Willig, the coach of VfB's youth teams who has been nominated as interim coach.

Chance of the coach was aimed as a shock therapjy for the team and it worked. In Saturday's game Borussia dominated, and the numbers tell it all. Players from Mönchengladbach were in control of the ball for nearly 70% of game time. Borussia took 18 shots on goal, from which 4 were accurate. Borussia players also shared the ball wisely and carefuly, as they had good percentace of accurate passes reaching 83% (with the low 71% level reached by VfB). It all shows that VfB had a lot of hard work to do to avoid being totally dominated by Borussia.

VfB handled the pressure. Just after the start of the second half, Anastasios Donis scored the goal and opened the game's score. Eventually, it also turned out that it was the only goal of the game which secured 3 important points for VfB Stuttgart.

- We desperately needed these points, so we're delighted to have won. We either pressed early or defended deep. The boys did brilliantly - said interim coach of VfB Nico Willig just after the game, quoted by the official website of VfB Stuttgart.

After the win against Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart has 24 points and holds 16th place in the table. Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen is on the 15th place and has 6 points more than VfB with 4 games left to play. On the other hand, FC Nuernberg has 19 points and sits on the 17th place. It seems that VfB have secured its place in the playoff round.

VfB Stuttgart - Borussia Mönchengladbach 1:0 (0:0) Goal for VfB: Donis (56.)

Thrilling 3 minutes of FC Den Bosch! 

Such matches don't happen very often. FC Den Bosch beat Roda Kerkrade 2-0 in an away game and scored both goals in the last minute of the match!

It was a very important match for FC Den Bosch. The victory was needed to jump into better in place in the table before the play off phase in the Eerste Divisie. As there is only one series of games left, the team from Den Bosch still has important challenges to face. The team aims to win the promotion to the top Dutch Eredivisie. And the highest possible place at the end of the regular season will be helpful to complete this mission.

The game against Roda Kerkrade was difficult and even. None of the teams was able to build significant advantage. The hosts had their scoring chances, FC Den Bosch also created several opportunities but the score of the game remained unchanged for 90 minutes.

Surprisingly, shooting started in the additional time. At first, Vincent Vermeij took the chance after Roda's defenders left him too much space before their own goal. It was a huge blow for the host team and Roda players lost their focus. FC Den Bosch didn't slow down and 2 minutes later, Stefano Beltrame scored the second goal of the game and set the final score to 2:0. Thrilling 3 minutes of FC Den Bosch!

The team supported by FutureNet now has only one game left in the regular season, against Go Ahead Eagles. Then the league will be split: the team from the 1st place will be promoted directly, and 8 other teams will be mixed with 2 last teams from the Eeredivisie to form kind of new league. Best 2 teams of the second part of the season will be also promoted to the highest league. With such a great form, FC Den Bosch can be clearly considered as strong pretender to win the promotion.

Dutch Eerste Divisie, round 37, Roda Kerkrade - FC Den Bosch 0:2 (0:0) Goals for FC Den Bosch: Vermeij (90+1.), Beltrame (90+3.)

Maks Bratkowicz won his fight at the DSF Challenge 22: The road of the warrior gala!

New weight category - the good old, winning Maksymilian Bratkowicz! The martial arts fighter supported by FuturoCoin won the fight against Belarusian Mikita Shostak, held on 26 April during the DSF Challenge Federation gala in Nowy Sącz, Poland.

It was Maks Bratkowicz's first fight in the 81 kg category. Our fighter previously fought in the category up to 86 kg. In the higher category, Maks did great and regularly won, so he decided to go down to the lower category and search for another successes.

Mikita Shostak was a difficult rival. He is an experienced, strong fighter who has won over a several medals in international tournaments during his professional career. It was difficult to fight him, but Maksymilian Bratkowicz handled the pressure. He fought hard and smart, and also with a lot of aggresion. Eventually, the international jury of the fight in the vote 29:28, 30:28, 30:28 considered that our player won this clash!

- I always evaluate my fights severely. I know that I can afford a lot more, but I am 100% sure that I won this fight without any doubts. Honestly, in the 1st round Mikita was better, but in the next two I dominated him. I always believe in this what I can do, I always fight to the end and it paid off - said Maks Bratkowicz straight after this fight.

Maks: congratulations!

FutureNet Imperium Katowice finished the season with strong impact!

FutureNet Imperium Katowice finished the season in Polish 1st women handball league with strong impact! Our team beat MKS TS San Jarosław 35:14 and won the runner-up of the season title. 

In this game, the visiting team had just no chances to score even a draw. FutureNet Imperium set the bar to the very high level in the 1st half. Our team scored 19 goals and lost only 3. It's a very rare result in handball. And we need to mention that during the most of the 1st half, our team was leading without even a single goal lost. The highest advantage was 14:0 for our team, and then MKS TS San woke up just before the break and scored 3 goals.

In the 2nd half, our team never slowed down the pace. The guest had no idea how to stop FutureNet Imperium and our team continued its shooting festival. During this part of the game, our team was leading even 30:9. In the last few minutes, the guests had more scoring chances and managed to set their overall achievement to 14 goals. Just to avoid a huge sweep in Katowice.

All players from FutureNet Imperium played very even on Saturday's afternoon. Every player - except our goalies - scored a goal in this game. Joanna Sermak (7 goals) was the leading scorer, with strong support of Aleksandra Jaroszewska (6 goals) and Sabina Radlak (5 goals). In TS MKS San, Izabela Brzozowska scored 5 goals and was the best player of her team.

A few weeks ago, FutureNet Imperium clashed with WKPR Wesoła Warsaw and that game has been scheduled previously for May. With this change of schedule of games, FutureNet Imperium finished the season on Saturday, April 27th. In 22 games, our team won 17 games and scored 50 points eventually. It gives our team the title for the runner-up of the league. It's an impressive result for the team which played its first season in the 1st league. Well done, ladies!

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - MKS TS San Jarosław 35:14 (19:3).

A draw after 2 games in the semi-final

Everything turned out just as we expected - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and STK Czarni Słupsk are on the same level and their direct fight in the semi-final of Polish 1st men basketball league will be fascinating. After 2 games in Wrocław, the aggregate score is tied to 1:1.

Game 1, April 27th

FutureNet Śląsk started the fight in the semi-final with power! Our team was trailing for most of the game. STK Czarni revealed its strategy for this competition: to disturb our team in offence and to dominate under both rims. The coaching staff of the team from Słupsk did its job well, defining the weakest spots of FutureNet Śląsk because the methods which their adopted worked well. But they missed one, key factor: the will to fight.

In the 4th quarter, FutureNet Śląsk had an impressive run of 13:0! Our team made up all of the loses and took the lead. Trio Robert Skibniewski, Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał did an amazing job, destroying STK Czarni with 3 points shooting. Thanks to their great performance, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław managed to beat STK Czarni Słupsk 85:80.

Robert Skibniewski (2o points, including 6 3-pointers), Norbert Kulon (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Aleksander Dziewa (17 points, 6 rebounds) were the brightest stars of FutureNet Śląsk that afternoon. In STK Czarni, Patryk Pełka (21 points) and Adrian Kordalski (15 points) did the best job for his team.

Game 2, April 28th

On Sunday, STK Czarni Słupsk proved they learned the lesson from the previous game. Tall players of FutureNet Śląsk, especially Aleksander Dziewa (only 4 points, way below his average) and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, were cut off from the passes and had a very hard tough time in the battle around the rim. STK Czarni also did all that was possible to disturb FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players in shooting from beyond the arc. Our team is very strong in this element of the game, but on Sunday shot only 4 times in 21 attempts. And without 3-pointers and without the points which are scored usually by its tall players, it was very hard to score the win.

In Sunday's game, STK Czarni accelerated their performance slowly but constantly. The guests were leading 39:29 after the first half, and it was well-deserved lead. Players of STK Czarni played with a deep focus in defence, forced plenty of individual errors and missed shots on players from FutureNet Śląsk. Our team wasn't able to find its rhythm and struggled on the attacked half of the court. In the 2nd half, the game was moving in the same direction. FutureNet Śląsk had only a few ideas on how to create its offensive performance. Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon tried to wake up their teammates, and also took the pressure on their shoulders. But obviously, it couldn't be enough to deal with well-organized, consistent STK Czarni Słupsk. The guest was increasing their lead during the entire 2nd half end eventually, won 86:72.

In game 2, only Norbert Kulon (2o points, 3 assists) and Robert Skibniewski (18 points) scored more than 10 points. STK Czarni had also a significant advantage in the fight for rebounds (40 for the guest team vs. 33 of FutureNet Śląsk). As we mentioned before, our team shot only 4 times for 3 points while STK Czarni had 9 successful attempts from the perimeter. The guest team also had more players able to play well in the offence. Wojciech Jakubiak (17 points), Adrian Kordalski (22 points, 8 rebounds), Patryk Pełka (14 points, 6 rebounds), Łukasz Seweryn (10 points) - these players were the leaders of STK Czarni in Sunday's game.

Next 2 semifinal games will be played in Słupsk. FutureNet Śląsk must win at least once there, as the competition will be played until one of the teams win three times. As you can see, our team has to face a tough challenge - to win on a very difficult ground in Słupsk.

Game 1 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk 85:80 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Skibniewski 20 (6), Dziewa 17 (1), Kulon 17, Jakóbczyk 8, Tomczak 8, Musiał 6 (1), Michałek 4, Zagórski 3, Jarmakowicz 2, Żeleźniak 0, Sasik 0. Game 2 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk 72:86 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Kulon 20 (1x3), Skibniewski 18 (3x3), Jarmakowicz 9, Tomczak 6, Michałek 5, Dziewa 4, Jakóbczyk 4, Bożenko 3, Musiał 1, Zagórski 0, Żeleźniak 0. Aggregate score: 1:1.

FC Den Bosch has a game for 6 points!

The regular season in the Dutch Eerste Divisie football league is just about to end with just 2 series of games to go. In the one before last match, FC Den Bosch faces Roda Kerkrade in an away game.

In December 2018, FC Den Bosch was the host of the first game against Roda Kerkrade this season and won 2:0 thanks to goals of Blummel and Beltrame. Now, it could be difficult to repeat this result due to the crisis in which FC Den Bosch has been for the last couple of weeks. Our team fights bravely, still tries to improve its game, never gives up but suffers from not enough luck on the pitch and slipped down from 1st to 6th place in the table. On the other hand, the regulations of Dutch Eerste Divisie are very specific and thanks to them, FC Den Bosch (as a champion of one from 4 periods in the league) have won the right to play in the playoff round.

Neverthless, FC Den Bosch has a good reputation as a club and the best scenario include two wins in the last 2 games of the season. Roda Kerkrade, its first rival, is considered as quite a good team. In the last season, Roda played in the top Dutch league but fell down and now is in the rebuilding process. Its brightest star is German striker Mario Engels who has scored 24 goals and is among the best players of the league. Roda has also Belgian defender Jannes Vansteenkiste and his countryman experienced goalkeeper Tom Muyters as the leaders.

Despite nice individual performances, Roda is average and has no chances to return to the Eredivisie. With 53 points, Roda currently holds 12th place and is in the second half of the table. That's why the upcoming game will have just a prestigious stake for Roda, but FC Den Bosch must win to get closer to the place in the league's top 5. The team of which FutureNet is a sponsor trails with 2 points to Almere City FC (5th place) and with 3 points to Jong PSV Eindhoven (4th place). Full set of wins in the last 2 games should do the job for FC Den Bosch but first of all, our players must do their job right on the pitch.

Round 37 of Dutch football Eerste Divisie, Roda Kerkrade - FC Den Bosch, Friday, April 26th, start: 8 p.m. CET. 

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for the upcoming weekend

It will be a very busy and intense weekend for the teams from FutureNet Sport brand. Check out what will be going on!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław starts its campaign to win the place in the great finale of Polish men 1st basketball league. FutureNet Imperium must win to secure the silver trophy... And these are only a few examples from the weekend's schedule of our teams. Watch the video to learn more!

He'll back on the ring! Maks Bratkowicz will fight in the next round of DSF Challenge

Maks Bratkowicz, martial arts warrior supported by FuturoCoin, doesn't slow down the pace in 2019! Just a few weeks after his win in Polish Junior and Senior Low Kick champion title, he'll be back on the ring in DSF Kickboxing Challenge 22. This event will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Our athlete is hungry for success and still wants more. During the DSF Kickboxing Challenge 22 "The Road of The Warrior", which will be held in Polish city Nowy Sącz, Maks Bratkowicz will make his debut in the new weight category: up to 81 kilograms. Earlier, Bratkowicz won the title of DSF Challenge in the weight category up to 86 kg. Now he's looking for new challenges and intends to achieve success in a new, even more demanding category.

His rival will be Mikita Shostak from the Bulat Minsk club in Belarus. It means that Bratkowicz will face a very difficult fight. Mikita Shostak is distinguished by the skills in Thai Muay Thai and during his career, he won several medals in amateur Belarus, Europe and world championship tournaments. In 2017, he also won the bronze medal in K1 competition during The World Games 2017 held in Wroclaw, Poland. Shostak is well-known for his skills and passion. That's why the fight with Maks Bratkowicz will be very even, and the winner will receive the additional sweetness to his trophy.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice finishes the great season

It's time to say goodbye. Women handball team FutureNet Imperium Katowice will clash with TS MKS San Jarosław in its last game of the season of Polish 1st league. This game will decide on which position in the table our team will finish the season.

Before this season, FutureNet Imperium has never played in such high league. And when you're a newbie among experienced teams, the first season might be hard. But our players have done a great job in the last couple of months. FutureNet Imperium climbed into the 2nd place a long time ago and so far, none of its rivals hasn't been able to throw it down.

In the last 2 series of games, our team slowed down the pace a little bit and lost both matches. FutureNet Imperium hasn't had such a losing streak before this season. And now, our players must win with TS MKS San Jarosław to be sure that nobody will take away the 2nd place from them at the end of the season. The math is simple: our team has 47 points and is second, while UKS Varsovia Warsaw is third with 43 points and is also hungry for this little success which definitely will be securing the runner-up title. That's why FutureNet Imperium must win on Saturday - not only to say "Thank you" to its fans with pride, but also to be sure that it won't lost the 2nd place.

Luckily for our team, its closest rival hasn't showed too much throughout the season. TS MKS San Jarosław is currently on the 10th place among 12 teams with 12 points and only 4 wins in 20 games. It's also worth to mention that MKS San Jarosław so far has lost 633 goals which is the second-worst result of the league.

It seems that TS MKS San Jarosław runs a little bit to short with assets to beat FutureNet Imperium Katowice. The brightest star of the team is Wiktoria Kostuch who scored 126 goals in 19 games and is among the top 10 scores of the league. But the rest players of the team from Jarosław don't have such a impressive stats - especially when compared to the numers on which players from FutureNet Imperium have worked during the season. That's why we expect a win of FutureNet Imperium on Saturday and the best possible "Goodbye!" to this amazing season.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - TS MKS San Jarosław, Saturday, April 27th, start: 4 p.m. CET. 

FutureNet Maribor lost second game in the final series in Slovenian futsal extra league

The beginning of the final series of futsal extra league in Slovenia didn't go well for FutureNet Maribor. Our team lost the second away match with Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 2:4, and now loses 0:2 on aggregate score. The rival needs just one more win to reach the championship.

The first game of the final was finished with the score 4:2 for Dobovec Pivovarna. So you might say that the following game was like a mirror image. The host won also 4:2 and like in the game 1, had to put a lot of effort to beat well motivated FutureNet Maribor. In the first half, the game was even. The score was opened by the own goal of Jaka Sovdat in the 15th minute. FutureNet Maribor responded rapidly with the goal of Nikola Jelić. In 20th minute, Alen Fetić raised the score to 2:1 for Dobovec Pivovarna.

After the break, FutureNet Maribor was very close to dominate and to push the rival against the wall when Milos Stojković equalized in the 22nd minute. But then Dobovec Pivovarna proved its power. Rok Mordej scored twice, in 24th and 38th minute, and also secured the win for his team.

In the final series, the competition will be finished after one of the teams win 3 times. Currently, Dobovec Pivovarna leads 2:0 on aggregate and it puts FutureNet Maribor in very difficult situation. Our team must win three games in a row to take the championship title. Luckily, the next 2 games will be played in Maribor where our team is very hard to beat. Game 3 will be played on May 3rd, 2019.

Slovenian futsal league final, game 2 Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel - FutureNet Maribor 4:2 (2:1) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Jelić (15.), Stojković (22.).

Aggregate score: 2:0 for Dobovec Pivovarna.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces STK Czarni Słupsk

It will be the final step before the great end of Polish 1st men basketball league. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces STK Czarni Słupsk in the semi-final, aiming to climb even higher. 

The same four teams which finished the regular season in the top four advanced to the semi-finals. This shows that the distribution of power in the first part of the season shows well the real potential of these teams. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and STK Czarni will play together to clinch the spot in the grand finale.

In the quarterfinals, both teams showed a similar form. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych 3:1 on aggregate, and STK Czarni finished the season of WKK Wrocław, also winning 3:1 on aggregate. The team from Słupsk is well known for its offensive power. STK Czarni score around 82 points per game and lose only 78. The average number of rebounds (around 40) per game is also impressive, as well as average shooting accuracy (around 46%). STK Czarni shares the ball well with 20 assists but has a lot of turnovers: around 20 in each game.

When it comes to individual performances, STK Czarni has something to boast about. The leading scorer of the team is veteran guard Mantas Cesnauskis who scores 14,6 points and 4,8 assists per game. He also shoots for 3 points with great accuracy reaching 40%. Power forward Patryk Pełka adds 13,5 points and 9,2 rebounds. Playmaker Wojciech Jakubiak knows how to score points (12,3 per game) and also how to pass the ball (3,2 assists). Shooting guard Adrian Kordalski also has good numbers with 12,3 points and 8,4 assists in each game. Centre Damian Cechnak is also a strong point of the team with 11,4 points, 7,9 rebounds and 1,6 blocks per game.  As you can see, STK Czarni is a well-balanced team both around the rim and on the perimeter. This team can be dangerous in mid-range shooting and also from 6,25 meters distance. That's why the upcoming semi-final series with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław promises to be amazing.

FutureNet Śląsk has many young players in the team who still learn how to play under the pressure of reaching the goal which the team has, just to mention shooting guard Jakub Musiał, guard Sebastian Bożenko, forward Tomasz Żeleźniak or tall players: Aleksander Dziewa, Michał Sasik and Karol Michałek. It also needs to be mentioned that the team from Wrocław is appreciated widely for its great 3 points shooting skills. But as you can see, STK Czarni can also be dangerous in this element of the game and neutralize the assets which FutureNet Śląsk have. During the regular season, both teams were tied in direct games. In Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk won 96:83 and in Słupsk the hosts took revenge, winning 80:71.

That's why our team needs to step into this competition deeply focused, motivated and 100% ready both mentally and physically - that will be the key to success.

Semi final of Polish 1st men basketball league Game 1 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk Saturday, April 27th, start: 6 p.m. CET. Game 2 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk Sunday, April 28th, start: 6 p.m. CET The competition will be held to 3 wins of one of the sides.

Prestigious award for Maksymilian Bratkowicz!

Martial arts warrior Maksymilian Bratkowicz is a great proof that in sports hard work pays off and leads to the great place in life.

On Tuesday, April 23rd, on the Wrocław Muncipal Stadium the official gala for the best athletes in the city was held. The mayor of Wrocław Mr. Jacek Sutryk was the master of the ceremony on that day. During this event, athletes from the city were awarded by the mayor for their achievements and overall performance in 2018. Maks Bratkowicz, master of martial arts and talented kickboxer, was on the list of awarded athletes.

Last year was very good for him, as Maks was fighting for the Polish national team during Europan Championship tournament in Slovakia, and also in WAKO K1 European Cup in Czechia. These performances were noticed by the officials from the sports department in Wrocław's mayor office. And Maks Bratkowicz received his well-deserved reward. Congratulations!

The new season for FutureNet Sailing Team is just about to begin

On April 27-28, 2019, Polish city Krynica Morska will be the host of the 1st Omega class regatta in the new season. FutureNet Sailing Team will be there to start its campaign aimed to defend two titles from last year.

Last season belonged fully to sailors from FuturNet Sailing team. Our athletes were unstoppable throughout the year - both in the Cup and in Polish Championship. The cup was a little bit more difficult, as our team had to maitain the best shape for a few months. But this mission was completed with a great success and in a very concvincing way. And in September 2018, FutureNet Sailing Team added another throphy: Polish Cup, won in dedicated tournament held in Polish City of Pszczyna.

One of the most basic rules of sports says that's it's easier to climb to the top than to stay there. Just to mention the pressure which is bigger when you must defend the trophies. But if you want to be at the very top, you must deal with such pressure. This season, FutureNet Sailing Team will have to go sailing 8 times. The season will start on April 27-28 and will last until October 12-13. After each competition, sailing teams will receive points and the final table will be created basing on the total number of points.

- Last year was amazing for us, as we took the double crown. This year, other crews will try to throw us down from the podium but last year we gained a lot of experience. So, I deeply believe that this year, we will be even better and stronger - says Tomasz Knesiecki, the leader of FutureNet Sailing Team.

Full schedule of Polish Cup in Omega Class:

  • 27-28 April, Krynica Morska
  • 18-19 May, Pszczyna
  • 1-2 June, Wilkasy
  • 29-30 June, Powidz
  • 17-18 August, Puck
  • 6-8 September, Dąbrowa Górnicza (together with Polish Championship tournament)
  • 21-22 September, Lubiatów
  • 12-13 October, Międzychód (the final regatta of Polish Cup)

Days of mixed luck for FC Den Bosch

Four days, two games - it was a busy time for Dutch football team FC Den Bosch. The crew supported by FutureNet had a mixed luck in its last two games.

On Friday, April 19th, FC Den Bosch was the host of the game against Jong FC Utrecht - currently the worst teams in the league. Surprisingly, young players from Utrecht were a very tough opponent for our team and the game went not like it was supposed, meaning quite easy for FC Den Bosch. Our team opened the score with the goal of Brouwers in the 10th minute but guests equalized 8 minutes later with the goal scored by Venema.

Players of FC Den Bosch were a little bit surprised with the quality proved by their rival. As a result, the game turned to be very even and none of the teams was able to build any significant advantage. Both sides had their scoring opportunities but in the end, were missing the luck. And in the last 10 minutes, the game went just crazy. In the 87th minute, bench player from FC Den Bosch van der Sande scored the goal and gave his team the lead 2:1. It seemed that FC Den Bosch will score a win, very hard earned, though. But Jong FC Utrecht managed to strike again, in additional time. Van Rooijen scored the goal in the 93th (!) minute and saved a point for his team. And FC Den Bosch lost certain win...

On Monday, April 21st, FC Den Bosch played its next game - this time away with Cambuur SC. This time, the team from Den Bosch was out of luck. In the 1st half, the game was even for most of the time and FC Den Bosch defended well but in the 34rd minute Vaisanen scored an own goal. That was a serious blow for his team. Later during the game, was trying to find its rhytm on the pitch. But again, Cambur SC was able to hit painfuly and destroy all hopes of our team. In the 6nd minute, Steenvoorden raised the score to 2:0 for the hosts and set the final result of the game. Cambuur had also a penalty kick given, but FC Den Boach goalie van der Steen defended his shot.

After this results, FC Den Bosch is now in trouble. The team fell down from the spot in the table which guarantees the right to play in the play off round. Our team is now 6th and loses 2 points to the 5th place, currently occupied by Almere City FC. With just 2 games left to play this season (against Roda Kerkrade and Go Ahead Eagles), FC Den Bosch must put the pedal to the medal and score the all the points, and also count for any failure of its closest opponent.

Friday, April 19th FC Den Bosch - Jong FC Utrecht Goals for FC Den Bosch: Brouwers (10.), van der Sande (87.). Monday, April 21st Cambuur SC - FC Den Bosch 2:0

The fight goes on. Dobovec Pivovarna - FutureNet Maribor 4:2

As we expected, the fight in the futsal league will be very tough. In the first match of the final series, FutureNet Maribor lost to Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 2:4, but the hosts had to work hard to score the win.

In February 2019, Dobovec Pivovarna was the host of previous game against FutureNet Maribor. Then the rival was better and won 6:1. That's why the fans of FutureNet Maribor were a little bit affraid that this result might be repeated once again. But they can't be more wrong. In the first game of final series, our team proved its quality and also mental strength.

FutureNet Maribor scored the first goal of the match when Matej Fidersek put his name into the scorers' list in the 5th minute. Ten minutes later Ziga Ceh equalized from a penalty kick. In the 17th minute, Milos Stojković restored the lead for FutureNet Maribor. Unfortunately, just a few seconds later Fidersek was ejected from the pitch with a red card. The coach of FutureNet Maribor Tomislav Horvat was also removed by the referee for heated complaints about this decision. Then Dobovec Pivovarna had another penalty kick. Ziga Ceh scored again, in the 18th minute Alen Fetic raised the score to 3:2 for the hosts. And that was it. In the 2nd half, Dobovec Pivovarna was able to score only one goal more and Kristijan Postruzin established the final score to 4:2 in the 21st minute.

It was a very tense game, as you can see on the number of players fined with a yellow card. Six players were fined by the referee before the break of this game! It shows that both teams are skilled enough to fight for the win and strong mentality will be the crucial factor to win the champions title.

The final of Slovenian futsal extra league, game 1 Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel - FutureNet Maribor 4:2 (3:2) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Fidersek (5.), Stojković (17.). Aggregate score: 1:0 for Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel.

Happy Easter from FutureNet Sport!

FutureNet Sport team and all athletes and teams who belongs to the FutureNet Sport family wishes you all the best for the Easter!

Let it be a peaceful time with your families and close people, time full of joy, happiness and a moment when you will be able to slow down a bit the daily pace.

Happy Easter! FutureNet Sport team 

VfB Stuttgart on the verge of staying in German Bundesliga

In the final part of the German Bundesliga season, VfB Stuttgart still has to fight to secure a place in the best league in the country. The Stuttgart team must score points in a match against FC Augsburg to improve their situation in the table.

There are 4 series of games left by the end of the current Bundesliga season. The league enters its key phase. At the top of the table, there is a amazing fight for the German championship between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and also for the place in the group stage of the Champions League.

But the situation at the bottom of the table is also interesting. Today we know that Hannover 96 (14 points) has practically no chance to stay in the 1. Bundesliga, and 1. FC Nuernberg (18 points) will have a very difficult task to do. However, VfB Stuttgart must be very careful with the team from Nuremberg. VfB currently has 18 points, which is 3 more than its neighbor from the table. If the season ended now, VfB would play in the Bundesliga playoffs, and FC Nuernberg would have fallen to the 2nd Bundesliga. But 3 points of difference is a distance that is easy to make up. That's why VfB Stuttgart can't afford to lose points because the rival isn't asleep.

FC Augsburg has been running a difficult season. It has only 28 points and sits on the 14th place in the table and was in danger of relegation to the lower league once. Happily for the team, this risk has been moved away. Now FC Augsburg is likely to stay in the 1st Bundesliga. It's also worth to mention that this team has several very good players, experienced even in their national teams. It's young Dutch defender Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (worth around 12 million Euro), left defender Phillip Max (worth around 18 million Euro), Austrian striker Michael Gregoritsch (worth 16 million Euro) and striker from Iceland Alfred Finnbogason (10 goals this season, current market price: 15 million Euro).

In previous matches against FC Augusburg, VfB Stuttgart has proved that it knows how to handle this opponent. VfB remains unbeaten with FC Augsburg in 3 last games with this team. It may be the crucial fact before this game. And VfB needs to score even a single point in Augsburg, as the situation in the table is still far from comfortable.

We’ll be prepared for the special nature of the game and the ferocious atmosphere on Saturday. It’s the duty of every individual to give their best for the club and that’s what the team will do - says Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB Stuttgart, quoted by the official website of the club.

German Bundesliga, round #30, FC Augsburg - VfB Stuttgart, Saturday, April 20th, start: 3:30 pm CET. 

Mission: to win! FC Den Bosch faces Jong FC Utrecht

There's no room for mistake: FC Den Bosch must score a win against Jong FC Utrecht. Only a full set of points will allow the team from Den Bosch to remain on the 5th place in the table of Dutch Eerste Divisie. 

Only 4 series of matches are left by the end of the league season. FC Den Bosch is still in the game to win a place that gives the right to play in the playoffs for promotion to Eredivisie - the highest league in the Netherlands. But it won't be easy. FC Den Bosch currently has 56 points and is on the 5th place in the table - this is the position from which it will be promoted to the play off round. But Almere City FC, which has the same number of points, is on the 6th position. So there's a lot of crowd in the fight for success and every loss of points can allow the rivals to escape. And there won't be enough time to made up the losses.

Fortunately for FC Den Bosch, at the key moment of the season will play matches with teams from the middle or even from the end of the table. At the beginning, the youth team Jong FC Utrecht will arrive to Den Bosch. This is definitely the weakest team of the season. Jong FC Utrecht won only 3 times in 34 matches and tied 6 times. Young players from Utrecht also have the worst defensive in the league, which allowed to lose 85 goals. The biggest advantage of this team is its brightest star, 2o years-old striker Nick Venema. He scored 15 goals this season and his value jumped to 2 million Euros. However, it seems that one player is not enough for a solid and well-organized FC Den Bosch, which will be the favorite of the Friday match.

FC Den Bosch - Jong FC Utrecht, Friday, April 19th, start: 8 p.m. CET. 

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for April 19-22, 2019

Despite Easter Holidays 2019, the sports teams from the FutureNet Sport family soon will have a busy days during the upcoming weekend.

Check out the schedule of events closing of FC Den Bosch and VfB Stuttgart.

Maciej Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing prepares for the new season

Very young and very talented car racer Maciek Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing currently is working hard to be in the great form during the upcoming racing season. Recently, Maciek has trained on 2 race tracks in Hungary.

Last week, Maciek and his team visited Hungarian race tracks: Panoniaring and famous Hungaroring. During the first racing session, Maciek was trying to find the perfect settings of his car, especially of the suspension and balance of the breaks.

In Hungaroring, which is one of the Formula One official racing tracks, Maciek worked under the supervision of his coach Maciej Kopański. This training session was a time of data analysis: from telemetry and onboard. Using the data, Maciek was trying to learn how to drive his car in the perfect way, using its possibilities.

- We're very satisfied with the Maciek' work from both training sessions in Hungary. Basing on his lap times and several other data, we're sure that Maciek is developing well and should have a great season - explains Bartosz Banaś, the father of our racer.

FutureNet Maribor will fight with Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel in great final of Slovenian futsal league

Great success of FutureNet Maribor! Our futsal team from Slovenia beat FC Litia 4:1 in the third semi-final match, reached the aggregate score 3:0 and advanced to the great final of the league!

Promotion without any problems

FutureNet Maribor was the favorite of the last semifinal match against FC Litija. As it turned out, it has a strong foundation. Our team didn't give the rival any chance to prolong this competition. Until the break, FC Litija played well and wisely in defence, FutureNet Maribor also played carefully, trying to avoid costly mistakes. That's why shooting in this match began in the second half.

In the 23rd minute, Jaka Sovdat opened the score for FutureNet Maribor. In 36th minute, Vid Sever raised the score to 2:0 for our team. A minute later FC Litija responded with the goal of David Lah. But then Milos Stojković dominated the game ans scored 2 goals in one minute! And that was it, 4:1 in this match and 3:0 on aggregate for FutureNet Maribor.

Great games against Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel are coming

It's now confirmed: two best teams of the season in Slovenian futsal extraleague will meet in the great finale. There's no doubt about it that FutureNet Maribor and Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel have dominated the rest of the league throughout the season. Our team was the leader for a very long time but just before the end of the regular season, it had a flow in the direct game against Dobovec Pivovarna and lost the leader's chair to its most dangerous opponent.

In the previous league games, Dobovec Pivovarna was even with our team in direct games. In November 2018, FutureNet Maribor won 5:3 and in February, the result turned around with 180 degrees as Dobovec Pivovarna won 6:1. This team has a very strong squad, with several players with experience on playing on the international level. Just to mention Rok Mordej, Kristjan Cujec, Alen FetićDenis Totoskovic, Klemen Duscak and Ziga Ceh - together they scored 116 goals! It also shows that Dobovec Pivovarna has many players who can take the responsibiltiy during the game and become the main scorer. That's why it always hard to compete with such balanced and strong team.

It all leads to the simple and also obvious conclusion: the final competition between FutureNet Maribor and Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel will be amazing. And we believe deeply that it will be FutureNet Maribot to reach the winners trophy!

Game 1 Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel - FutureNet Maribor Friday, April 19 th, sports hall in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Game 2 Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel - FutureNet Maribor Wednesday, April 24th, sports hall in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Game 3 FutureNet Maribor - Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel Friday, March 3rd, sports hall in Maribor, Slovenia. The finals will be played until one team wins 3 games.

VfB Stuttgart - Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0:1

VfB Stuttgart lost with Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0:1 at home and still has to fight hard to keep the place in German 1st Bundesliga. 

Before the game against Bayer 04, VfB Stuttgart had a great streak: 3 games without a loss on its own Mercedes Arena. But every series ends sometimes. The hosts had a great first half when they were the equal opponent for the favoured Bayer. But the team from Leverkusen had the significant advantage which is visible in the post-game stats. Bayer was in control with the ball for 69% of game time, took 17 shots on goal (with 4 accurate), and was also better in passing the ball (aroudn 84% accuracy).

With such a strong background, it was a matter of time when Bayer 04 score. And it happened in the 64th minute when Havertz scored from the penalty kick. Then the guests focused on defending the good result and VfB Stuttgart had no idea to find a hole in the opponent defense. And in the additional time, Santiago Ascibar received red card.

- Congratulations to Leverkusen on the win. We played pretty well going forward in the first half, but conceded the penalty after we'd started the second half deeper and more passively. The way we defended was okay on the whole, but there wasn't enough going forward. When we get chances on the break, we have to finish them off better and generally be more clinical - said Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB Stuttgart, in post-game comment (quote by the VfB official website).

Currently, VfB Stuttgart has 21 points and holds 16th place in the Bundesliga table. If the season ended today, VfB would have to play in the play-off round with the 3rd team from 2nd German Bundesliga. But there are still 5 series of games to go and VfB have only 3 points advantage over FC Nuernberg. On the other hand, Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen holds the 15th place - the last free from relegation. It all shows that VfB needs to focus on the fight to avoid relegation, as it will be hard to jump higher in the table.

VfB Stuttgart - Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0:1 (0:0) Goal: Havertz (64. - penalty).

Unlucky loss of FC Den Bosch against Almere City

With just 4 series of games before the end of the season in the Dutch Eerste Divisie, FC Den Bosch must fight harder and harder to keep the place in the playoff phase. The defeat in the game against Almere City broke the plans of the team from Den Bosch and allowed its rivals to make up for the losses.

It was an unlucky match for FC Den Bosch. From the first minute, both teams played very intensely, looking for opportunities to score a goal. After 30 minutes, it was finally successful and the result of the match was opened by Evmorfidis from Almere City. In the 37th minute the situation of FC Den Bosch got even more difficult: Nicolas Romat scored the own goal and his team was losing 0:2.

In the second half, FC Den Bosch managed to reduce its loss and quickly return to the right path when Sven Blummel scored the contact goal in the 55th minute. This added motivation to our team to fight and restored faith in victory. FC Den Bosch began to attack more bravely, and in the 80th minute was close to tie the game. Unfortunately, Danny Holla's shot only hit the crossbar.

In the 83rd minute it was all over. Bensabouh scored the third goal for Almere City, and a few moments later Romat was thrown away from the pitch with a red card and FC Den Bosch lost the chance of getting even a tie in this match.

The defeat with Almere City delivered additional trouble. Due to it, FC Den Bosch fell down from 4th to 5th place in the table and now has the same number of points (56) as Almere City. With just 4 series of games left to go in this season, it's now obvious - the battle for the 5th place, the last which guarantees the right to play in the play-off round, will be outstanding!

Almere City - FC Den Bosch 3:1 (2:0) Goal for FC Den Bosch: Blummel (55.). Photo credit: the official website of FC Den Bosch. 

MKZ AZS UMCS Lublin - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 25:21

This was the last away match of FutureNet Imperium Katowice this season. Our team didn't have much to win, but ultimately lost to MKS AZS UMCS Lublin 21:25.

The team from Lublin has its well-deserved place among the top 5 teams in Polish women 1st handball league. That's why we were expecting a difficult game for our team. And these predictions came true during the Saturday's game.

The first minutes from the start of this game belonged to MKS AZS. The hosts started with a lot of power and once took the lead 5:1. It worked like a cold shower for our team and FutureNet Imperium started to made up this loss. As a result, the guests reduced its loss to 9:10 and returned into the game. Just before the end of the 1st half, players from Lublin had a few effective offensive actions and went to the locker room for a break leading 13:10. However, it wasn't a loss which our team couldn't reduce.

After the break, AZS MKS ran away with goals again. The hosts restored their lead to the level 19:13 and it turned obvious that FutureNet Imperium will have a tough time to grab any points in Lublin. But it had to be pointed out that our players showed a great will to fight, as they reduced its loss to only a single goal (20:21). But the hosts were determined to keep the good score and managed to establish the final result as 25:21.

On Saturday, Sabina Radlak was the best scorer of FutureNet Imperium with 5 goals. Aleksandra Jaroszewska and Weronika Podzimowska both added 4 goals. In MKS AZS, Magdalena Markowicz was on fire and got 9 goals.

On Saturday, April 27th, FutureNet Imperium will play its last game of the season against TS MKS San Jarosław. It's now confirmed that our team will finish the season on the 2nd place. It's a great result for the team which has played for the first-time ever in such high Polish league!

MKS AZS UMCS Lublin - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 25:21 (13:10)

FutureNet Maribor is very close to reach the final

Only one more victory and FutureNet Maribor will advance to the grand final of the futsal league in Slovenia. On Friday, April 12th, our team beat FC Litija 9:2 and increased its lead on aggregate to 2:0. The competition in the semi-final will be held to 3 wins, so - as you can see - FutureNet Maribor needs just one more step.

It was a great match of the team from Maribor. Our players have achieved a high form in the key moment of the season, and a clear victory 9:2 with FC Litija in the second semi-final match is the best proof. Any questions about the final score were answered after the first half. During the first 20 minutes, FutureNet Maribor build the 3:0 lead thanks to the goals of Matej Fidersek, Teo Turk and Milos Stojković.

In the first minutes of the 2nd half, FC Litija tried to tie the game. After the goals of Kazic and Rucna, our team was leading only 3:2. But then, the intense shooting started. Stojković hit another 2 goals, Jeremy Bukovec scored twice, and the final result was established to 9:2 by Uros Kroflic and Rok Rednak.

On Tuesday, April 16th, the competition between these 2 team will move to the Litija city. But the mental advantage is on FutureNet Maribor' side after a crushing win in game 2. In addition, FC Litija players will have to face a high pressure as the team loses 0:2 on aggregate. FutureNet Maribor is also very focused on reaching the spot in the great finale, and thanks to many experienced players, our team will not let go the high advantage easily. That's why it will be very surprising if our team don't win the promotion in the upcoming game against FC Litija on Tuesday.

FutureNet Maribor - FC Litija 9:2 (3:0) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Fidersek (1.), Turk (9.), Stojković (17., 34., 35.), Bukovec (33., 39.), Kroflić (36.), Rednak (38.).

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in the semi-final!

Mission completed! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych and advanced to the semi-final in the Polish 1st men basketball league. Our team had to fight hard for success, but it did everything as the leader should. 

These were two hard matches in Wałbrzych. In the Aqua Zdrój sports hall, where "The Miners" play their matches, visiting teams always have to face the hot atmosphere created by the hosts' supporters. FutureNet Śląsk, which is disliked deeply in Wałbrzych, had an even more difficult task to handle.

Game 3

On Saturday, April 13th, our team seemed like it was going straight with the course. After the 1st half of that game, FutureNet Śląsk was leading 45:42 and looked like a team which knows how to deal with Górnik. But when both teams returned to the court after the break, it all turned around with 180 degrees. FutureNet Śląsk lost fluency in its game completely, and on the other hand "The Miners" started to push them hard. In the 3rd quarter, Górnik trans.eu won 31:15 thanks to the great performance of centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki. And with the hosts playing so good, it was nearly impossible for FutureNet Śląsk to made up the loses.

"The Miners" even increased their lead (even 83:61) and were in control of the game. Our team managed to reduce its loss to several points but had to deal with the loss. Górnik trans.eu was better in sharing the ball (20 assists vs. 14), had a very well shooting accuracy reaching 63% and also had a few strong leaders: Piotr Niedźwiedzki (23 points, 14 rebounds), Damian Durski (16 points) and Marcin Wróbel (11 points, 5 rebounds). In FutureNet Śląsk, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (15 points) and Norbert Kulon (14 points) were the leaders in this game.

Game 4

Things turned a little bit dangerous for our team as FutureNet Śląsk was leading only 2:1 on aggregate. But on Saturday, our team took the sweet revenge. FutureNet Śląsk started the game with a deep focus, willing to finish this round in Wałbrzych. In the 1st quarter, the game was very even and our team still had some issues with shooting accuracy. But as the game moved forward, FutureNet Śląsk started to play on its typical, high level. Our team was dangerous under the rim and also in the shooting behind the arc (13 3-pointers scored in the game). After the first half, our team was leading 41:37 and gave the hope that in the next 2 quarters will maintain the good performance.

After the break, FutureNet Śląsk put the pedal to the metal. In Q3, our team crushed the hosts and was leading 64:51 after this part of the game thanks to good performance of Aleksander Dziewa, Robert Skibniewski and Jakub Musiał. "The Miners" were on their knees, with a very little chances to return to the game. In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk increased its lead and eventually, the final score was 86:65 for our team. Jakub Musiał played the leading role with 19 points and took the role from injured Krzysztof Jakóbczyk. Norbert Kulon added also 19 points, as well as Aleksander Dziewa (who also had 8 rebounds) and Robert Skibniewski shot 15 points and 5 assits.

In the semi-final, FutureNet Śląsk will face STK Czarni Słupsk. First 2 games will be held on April 27-28 in Wrocław.

Game 3 Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 100:91 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jakóbczyk 15 (2x3), Musiał 15 (3x3), Kulon 14 (1x3), Michałek 9, Żeleźniak 11 (1x3), Bożenko 8 (2x3), Dziewa 6 (1x3), Skibniewski 5, Leńczuk 5 (1x3), Tomczak 3, Sasik 0, Zagórski 0. Game 4 Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 65:86 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Musiał 19 (3x3), Kulon 19 (3x3), Dziewa 19 (1x3), Skibniewski 15 (3x3), Leńczuk 8 (2x3), Zagórski 3 (1x3), Tomczak 2, Michałek 1, Sasik 0, Bożenko 0. Aggregate score: 3:1 for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and promotion to the semi-final.

One more win for FutureNet Śląsk and... Welcome to the semi final!

One thing is sure. It will be a very tough game, but the effort can pay off. On Saturday, April 13th, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will clash with Górnik trans.eu in Wałbrzych and it will be the third game in the first playoff round between these teams. FutureNet Śląsk currently leads 2:0 on aggregate and needs only a single win to get the promotion to the semi-final. 

Previously, FutureNet Śląsk played with Górnik in Wrocław and won twice. The first win was significant (94:72 for our team) but the second one came harder (94:85). But now it's only the past and FutureNet Śląsk is in a very comfortable situation as it has 2 wins on its account and Górnik trans.eu walks on the edge.

Despite two defeats in Wrocław, "The Miners" from Wałbrzych have a great advantage in its hands: own Aqua Zdrój sports hall. It's a place where it's always hard to play for the visiting teams due to a very intense atmosphere created by home fans. In addition, supporters of Górnik Wałbrzych don't like the fans of FutureNet Śląsk and it also promises that the upcoming games will be very heated. It also leads to the conclusion that in the upcoming home games, Górnik trans.eu will not let the win go easily.

During the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk had its problems in the away games. In 15 games away from Wrocław, our team won only 8 and mostly was struggling to find its typical shooting rhythm. Having this in mind and connecting it with a tense atmosphere in the Górnik's hall, it suggests that our team might expect a very hard time in the upcoming away games.

On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk has a clutch advantage which might be helpful throughout the playoff round: many experienced players in the team. Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon have a rich experience in professional basketball and they both know how to secure a perfect ball movement and how to cool down their young teammates. In 2 previous games against Górnik, 32 years-old shooting guard Krzysztof Jakóbczyk was on fire and hit several 3-pointers. And Mateusz Jarmakowicz guarantees high skills and experience in the fight close to both rims. With such a wise support, younger players (Jakub Musiał, Aleksander Dziewa, Szymon Tomczak, Aleksander Leńczuk) can focus only on giving their best to the team. This might be the key advantage of FutureNet Śląsk in Wałbrzych.

In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk lost with Górnik in Wałbrzych 72:75 but was very, very close to take the game into the overtime. During the weekend, with a definetely higher stake to take from the table, our team could be better than last time in Wałbrzych and close this round of play off quickly.

1/4 final, play off in the Polish 1st men basketball league, game 3 Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Start: Saturday, April 13th, 5 p.m. CET

Potentially - game 4 Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Start: Sunday, April 14th, 5 p.m. CET.

Aggregate score: 2:0 for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. 

Important individual rewards for two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław have been distinguished for their performances in the regular season of Polish 1st men basketball league.

Power forward Aleksander Dziewa has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the regular season. It's the result of voting conducted among the coaches of the teams from the 1st league. Dziewa received 12 votes. This young player from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has been running a great season with averages of 20,3 points, 9 rebounds and 0,2 blocks per game. He was also absolutely the most efficient shooter of the regular season with more than 60 % accuracy.

He was also nominated to the best 5 of the regular season, among his teammate from FutureNet Śląsk, playmaker and shooting guard, the captain of the team Norbert Kulon. So-called "Norbo" has good averages of 14,6 points and 5,6 assists per game.

Congratulations for our players!

Just a few second away from the important win. FC Den Bosch - Sparta Rotterdam 1:1

There was so little for FC Den Bosch to defeat Sparta Rotterdam - very strong vice-leader of the Dutch Eerste Divisie! The match ended with a draw 1:1, and FC Den Bosch lost the victory in additional time. 

It was a very important game for FC Den Bosch, as this team is still seeking to score enough points to finish the regular season on the highest possible place. It's important because the highest the place will have, the easiest playoff rival from the Eerste Divisie should be for FC Den Bosch. As you can, the stake is still high. That's why it was so important to grab any points from Sparta Rotterdam.

In the 1st half of this game, the fight on the pitch was even. In the first 20 minutes, FC Den Bosch had more scoring opportunities but failed to beat the goalie of Sparta. Then the guest side started to attack with more confidence but defensive players of FC Den Bosch did their job well and stopped the opponent from scoring.

After nearly 70 minutes of the game, the score was finally opened. In the 68th minute, Stefano Beltrame scored thanks to the free kick made by Danny Verbeek. That was a perfect moment to take the lead, as there were only 20 minutes left to play. FC Den Bosch players knew that they have to still put Sparta under pressure to defend the good result. But in football, good performance is not always enough. You also need a bit of luck and in the Friday's game, FC Den Bosch run without it. In the 94th (!) minute, Sparta's best striker Lars Veldwijk managed to score and tie the game to the 1:1.

After a draw with Sparta Rotterdam, FC Den Bosch is on the 4th place and has 56 points: 2 more than fifth Jong PSV Eindoven. This place guarantees the right to play in the play off round after the end of the regular season.

FC Den Bosch - Sparta Rotterdam 1:1 (1:0) Goal for FC Den Bosch: Veltrame (68.)

Maks Bratkowicz won the Polish Junior and Senior Low Kick Championship!

The success of Maksymilian Bratkowicz, a martial arts champion supported by FutureNet! He won the Polish Junior and Senior Low Kick Championship in the weight category up to 81 kg.

The tournament was held in Polish city Nowy Targ on April 6-7. Maks haven't fought in such a competition earlier. But the fact that it was his debut didn't prevent him from winning the champion trophy.

In Nowy Targ, Maks Bratkowicz had 4 fights. In the 1/16 final, won with Damian Bielecki, In the next round, Maks beat Kacper Kotecki. In the semi-final, he clashed with Piotr Sokół and in the great final, our warrior was better than Arkadiusz Kaszuba.

- There were many, many great fights and also good competitors, including professional warriors. My last two battles in Nowy Targ were with pros who had starts even in the DSF Challenge fight galas in their sports CV. That's why this champion title which I took home from Nowy Targ tastes so sweet - comments Maks Bratkowicz.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Olkusz 22:26. Bad luck of our team

Each winning streak ends sometimes. FutureNet Imperium Katowice lost with SPR Olkusz 22:26 - it was the first defeat of our team since March 2019 in its own hall and only the second in this season.

In the first half of this match, there weren't any signs that FutureNet Imperium would lose. As it was expected, the match was very even, both teams went side by side and none was able to build a clear advantage. The biggest lead in this part of the match is 9:6 for FutureNet Imperium, but the team from Olkusz after several good actions led to a draw. Just before the break, our team again built a little advantage (14:12), but it was obvious that in the second half the fans in Katowice will continue to watch a very tight game.

In the 2nd half, FutureNet Imperium raised its advantage to 5 goals (17:12). But then, something strange happened to our team. Players from Katowice played with a lot of ambition but also had a growing problem with shooting accuracy. On the other hand, SPR Olkusz heated up. When the result was 20:16 for FutureNet Imperium, the guest team shot 10 goals with only 2 of our team! This streak brought the success for SPR Olkusz: a win 26:22 in Katowice.

Agnieszka Drażyk was the leading scorer of FutureNet Imperium on Saturday's evening with 7 goals. Agnieszka Jaroszewska and Sabina Radlak added 4 each. In SPR Olkusz, Paulina Masiuda (9 goals) and Natalia Kolonko (8 goals) were the leaders of their team and took them to the success.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Olkusz 22:26 (14:12).

First step to the final taken. FutureNet Maribor - FC Litija 6:5

What a game it was! FutureNet Maribor beat FC Litija 6:5 in the opening game of the semi-final in Slovenian futsal league. Our team had a very significant advantage but the rival managed to get back on the track. And the final score was balanced until the very end of this game.

It was quite a crazy game. In the 1st half, FutureNet Maribor took the lead 2:1 after goals of Teo Turk and Milos Stojković. After the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half it all looked like our team will get an easy victory. Uros Kroflić scored, Turk added 2 more goals and in the 29th minute Debeljak scored an own goal and the result was 5:1 for FutureNet Maribor.

If someone thought then that the game is over, he was deeply mistaken. FC Litija put on the higher gear and improved its offensive style. As a result, the guest team scored 4 goals in a row! Lah, Debeljak, Ramić and Vrhovec beat the goalkeeper of FutureNet Maribor and set the result for 6:5. As you can see, there was a lot of emotions in the sports hall in Maribor but eventually, our team managed to deliver the good result.

In the semi-final, promotion will be granted to the team which win 3 games. It means that FutureNet Maribor have to win 2 more games. The next game between FutureNet Maribor and FC Litija will be held on Friday, April 12th.

Semi-final of the Slovenian futsal league, game #1 FutureNet Maribor - FC Litija 6:5 (2:1) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Turk (8., 28., 29.), Stojković (19.), Kroflić (27.), Debeljak (29. - own goal). Score on aggregate: 1:0 for FutureNet Maribor.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is very close to reach the semi-final of the league

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław launched its campaign in the play-off round with power! Our team beat Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych twice: 94:72 in game one and 94:85 in game two. Now FutureNet Śląsk needs only one more win to secure the spot in the semi-final.  

Górnik trans.eu is a very uncomfortable team to play against. The "Miners" from the city of Wałbrzych are young, ambitions, hard fighting and hungry for success. In addition, Górnik is also the local rival of FutureNet Śląsk and every time when both teams meet, there's fire on the stands between the supporters.

FutureNet Śląsk coaches and players wanted to meet with Górnik in the first round of the play-off, just like their counterparts from Wałbrzych. Now it seems that our team takes more profit from this competition. On April 6-7, both teams clashed twice in Wrocław. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław left Górnik without any chances to get even a single win.

On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk beat Górnik Wałbrzych 94:72. Our team outscored the rival from the 3-point line, scoring 15 from 34 attempts (44% accuracy) and the guest team was able to score only 7 3-pointers. Our team also had 16 assists and Górnik got only 8 and it shows that FutureNet Śląsk was significantly better in sharing the ball and creating the space on the floor. On Saturday, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (24 points, including 6 3-pointers) and Jakub Musiał (21 points, 4 3-pointers) and were the leading scorers of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

One day later, both teams clashed, again and again, FutureNet Śląsk left the pitch with a win - this time 94:85. On Saturday, players from Wałbrzych improved their offensive performance. Górnik had slightly more 2-points shooting spots, as well as opportunities from the free-throw line. Both teams were also even when it comes to the number of rebounds and assists. But again this season, the great accuracy in shooting from behind the arc was the key factor leading the win. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk had a great game again, as he scored 22 points on Sunday. He was supported by Norbert Kulon (19 points, 3 assists), Aleksander Dziewa (16 points, 4 rebounds) and Robert Skibniewski (14 points, 3 assists).

On this stage of the competition, the game will be held until one team win 3 times. With a 2:0 lead on aggregate, FutureNet Śląsk is very, very close to winning the promotion to the semi-final. Next game of our team and Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych will be held on Saturday, April 13th.

Play off in the Polish 1st men basketball league, 1/4 final Game 1: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 94:72 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jakóbczyk 24 (6), Musiał 21 (4), Kulon 17 (1), Leńczuk 11 (3), Skibniewski 10 (1), Dziewa 5, Tomczak 4, Michałek 2, Sasik 0, Zagórski 0. Game 2: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 94:85 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jakóbczyk 22 (3), Kulon 19 (3), Dziewa 16 (1), Skibniewski 14 (4), Musiał 13, Michałek 5, Leńczuk 3, Tomczak 2, Sasik 0, Zagórski 0. Score on aggregate: 2:0 for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

FC Den Bosch faces Sparta Rotterdam - current runner up in the league

Sparta Rotterdam is one of the best teams in the Dutch Eerste Divisie this season. FC Den Bosch will face this team on its own stadium on Friday, April 5, in search for a very important win as the team still needs to secure its spot in the playoff round. 

2nd place, 64 points, 18 wins is 32 games, 69 goals (the best result in the league) - Sparta's Rotterdam numbers are quite impressive. This team fully deserved to be the runner-up in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. The management board of Sparta wants the team to win the promotion to the Eredivisie. If the season ended today, Sparta would play in the playoff round and wouldn't be without any chances.

Two players of Sparta Rotterdam are between the league' 10 top scorers. Lars Veldwijk scored 19 goals and holds the 3rd place and Mohamed Rayhi is 6th with 13 goals, and it's also worth mentioning Halil Dervisoglu who currently has 10 goals. Defensive players of Sparta also have been doing great this season, as the team lost only 30 goals which is the second-best result in Eerste Divisie.

FC Den Bosch has given a sign recently that it's close to return the regular winning path. In the last 3 games, FC Den Bosch won 2 (against MVV Maastricht and Jong PSV Eindhoven). But the coaching staff and players of the team can't say that their situation is comfortable. There are 6 rounds of games to go in the league, and FC Den Bosch is on the 4th place with 55 points. Jong PSV Eindhoven has one point less and it's worth to be pointed out that the teams from places 2-5 will compete in the playoff with teams from Eredivisie after the finish of the regular season. The higher the place, the easier the rival will be.

That's why FC Den Bosch still has to grab as many points as it's possible to finish the season on the highest place possible. In this context, players of FC Den Bosch have to grab at least a draw against Sparta Rotterdam because in this moment of the season, every point matters even more than usual.

Photo credit: the official website of FC Den Bosch.

The most crucial part of the season [VIDEO]

This season might be one of the most important in the history of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team wants to win the promotion to the highest league in Poland. And, to be precise, to the place where it always belonged.

In the first round of the playoff in Polish 1st men basketball league, FutureNet Śląsk will clash with Górnik Wałbrzych. If everyting goes as it's planned, our team will secure the spot in the semi-final. Step by step to the one and simple goal which FutureNet Śląsk has this season: to move up to the highest Polish league!

FutureNet Śląsk is the most titled basketball team in Polish history, with 17 champions title. In the 90s, this team was just unreachable for others - it dominated the Polish league, played awesome in the European tournaments and had great number of famous players.

Just take a look at the movie below and feel the touch of great history with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław as it main star:

FutureNet Imperium Katowice faces SPR Olkusz

A difficult match of FutureNet Imperium Katowice just before the end of the league season. On Saturday, April 6th, our team will play with SPR Olkusz - currently the 4th team in the table, which previously caused a lot of troubles FutureNet Imperium.

SPR Olkusz is one of the strongest teams in the league this season. Currently, it has 34 points and sits on the 4th place. SPR is also a home team for 3 among 10 top scores in the league. Natalia Kolonko (157 goals in 18 games) is now the second-best shooter, Klaudia Zub is ranked 9th (100 goals with 18 games) and Paula Masiuda is ranked 10th (95 goals in 100 games). These three players would easily find a place even in stronger teams.

This season, FutureNet Imperium has clashed with SPR Olkusz three times. During summer holidays, while both teams were under summer training camp, SPR beat FutureNet Imperium 27:24 and in the revenge, both teams finished with a draw 27:27. And when the regular season started, FutureNet Imperium was slightly better in the away game, and won 28:27. It was one of the most even games for our team throughout the whole season.

Now FutureNet Imperium Katowice has 13 points advantage over SPR Olkusz. The team from Katowice is running an awesome season and despite being total newbie in such high level of competition, build a position of strong runner-up. SPR Olkusz had less of luck: in 18 games, it won 11 and lost 7.

In the closing game of FutureNet Imperium and SPR, the host team will have important advangate: its own hall. This season, it's very hard to beat FutureNet Imperium in Katowice, as our team lost only once before its own crowd. That's why on Saturday we expect a very even game, but FutureNet Imperium should get another win.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Olkusz, Saturday, April 6th, start: 3 p.m. CET.

Maks Bratkowicz is aiming to win Polish Championship in Low Kick

On April 6-7, 2019, Polish city Nowy Targ in the Podhale area will become the capital of martial arts. It's all due to the Polish Junior and Senior Low Kick Championship. One of the fighters during the tournament will be Maksymilian Bratkowicz, young and talented warrior powered by FutureNet.

Low Kick championship tournament will be like MMA and the main difference is that there's no room for kicking with the knee. It's the event which works like a mangnet for the best fighters in Poland, and it means that the competition will be at the very high leve.

This event will be divided into three parts. On Friday, April 5th, official weighing will be held. On Saturday, the fight will begin. At first, warriors will take the elimination rounds. Winners will meet in the semi-final. Some of the semi-final fights will be held also on Saturday, and then the final rounds will be taken.

Maksymilian Bratkowicz, athlete supported by FutureNet, will be among fighters competing in Nowy Targ. Our warrior has a simple goal: to return home with the gold cup. It's also worth to mention that Maks will take part in the Polish Junior and Senior Low Kick Championship for the first time in his career.

- I worked hard during trainings preparing for competitions in Nowy Targ. Before this tournament, I feel great and strong. I want to win in Nowy Targ and finish my debut there with a gold belt - says Maks Bratkowicz.

FutureNet Maribor enters the semi final of Slovenian futsal league

One of the most important parts of the season for FutureNet Maribor will start on Friday, April 5. On this day, our team will launch its campaign to win the Slovenian futsal champion title. FC Litija will be the rival of FutureNet Maribor just before the great final. 

In the quarterfinals FutureNet Maribor and FC Litija beat their rivals quickly and as expected. FutureNet Maribor defeated Siliko Mkersmanc 2:0, and the same competition between FC Litija and KMN Bronx Skofije ended with the same aggregate score.

Everything indicates that the fight between FutureNet Maribor and FC Litija in the semi-final will be more even. Most of all, the second (FutureNet Maribor) and third (FC Litija) team of the regular season in the Slovenia futsal league will face in direct competition. In the first stage of the competition, FutureNet Maribor defeated FC Litija twice, each time without any bigger problems. In November 2018 our team won 4:2, and in February 2019 both teams' match ended with the result 9:3 for FutureNet Maribor.

FC Litija is a team led by three very talented players. In the regular season, Gasper Vrhovec was its leading scorer with 22 goals. Borut Rucna added 15 hits and Denis Ramic scored 12 goals. The team from the Litija, Slovenia was also the third most efficient in the league with 82 goals scored in total. It's the advantage with which the players of FutureNet Maribor must be very careful on the pitch.

In the quarter-final against Siliko Mkersmanc, several players of FutureNet Maribor (Matej Fidersek, Jaka Sovdat, Josip Jurić) gave a sample of their increasing form. It's a good message for the team and also a good sign before the fight with FC Litija in the semi final. And it all allows believing that FutureNet Maribor will win in this duel against FC Litija and be promoted to the great final.

Semi-final of Slovenian futsal extraleague, game 1: FutureNet Maribor - FC Litija Friday, April 5, start: 8 p.m. CET in Maribor, Slovenia

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for April, 5-7

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, FutureNet Imperium Katowice, FutureNet Maribor, FC Den Bosch and VfB Stuttgart - these teams will step into the pitch during the upcoming weekend, April 5-7. 

In Polish 1st basketball league, FutureNet Śląsk will begin its campaign in the 1/8 final against Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. FutureNet Maribor will play the first semi final game against FC Litija. FutureNet Imperium Katowice, FC Den Bosch and VfB Stuttgart have to face their next scheduled league games.

Let's start the playoff! FutureNet Śląsk faces Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych

It's playoff time and it will be the showtime! On Saturday, April 6, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will begin the fight in the crucial part of the season in Polish 1st basketball league. Our team has an opponent straight from the start: its local rival, Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych.

FutureNet Śląsk was sure for a promotion to the playoff a long time ago. Unlike Górnik Wałbrzych which has to fight to reach this goal until the last moment of the regular season. Luckily for this team, the mission has been completed. Górnik finished the first part of the season on 8th place and closed the list of teams promoted to the next round. What was even more surprising, Górnik eliminated favoured Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno - the 3rd team of the last season which was also considered as one of the strongest teams this season. Well, sometimes sports delivers such a surprise.

In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk was tied with Górnik trans.eu when it comes to direct games. In Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78 and gave no chances to the opponent. But in Wałbrzych, in always loud Aqua Zdrój sports hall, Górnik took the revenge and won 75:72. In that game, FutureNet Śląsk was very close to take it into overtime but eventually lost with 3 points. And it also shows how even the games between these teams can be.

Now we expect that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Górnik trans.eu will create great basketball show. In Wrocław, we might expect that many supporters of Górnik will come around to the city from Wałbrzych (which is very close to Wrocław) to support its players loudly, and the FutureNet Śląsk fans can also create a lot of fire on the stands. FutureNet Śląsk also seems to be in the great form recently. In the last game of the regular season, our team beat the strong runner-up Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 105:71, and Górnik trans.eu is considered as a slightly worse team.

It's also worth to mention that FutureNet Śląsk has an advantage which might play crucial role in the playoff: several experienced players inside. Robert Skibniewski, Norbert Kulon, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk, Mateusz Jarmakowicz - each of them played in several clubs on high levels, also outside Poland. And they know how to keep the head cool during the heated games, and in the playoff time every game matters a lot. Górnik trans.eu doesn't have so many experienced players and it might be clutch in the semi-final rivalry. The oldest player of Górnik is Rafał Glapiński (36 years-old), but he hasn't played a significant role in the team throughout the season. Marcin Wróbel is 31 years-old and the rest of the team from Wałbrzych is much younger. It has it bright side, as young players are able to recover faster but on the other hand: the playoff time is the time of experience and wiseness on the pitch. And in this point, FutureNet Śląsk has the most advantages.

In the first round of the play off, the winner of 3 games will advance. First 2 games will be held in Wrocław, on April 6th and 7th respectively and most of the games will be played in Wrocław.

Play off, quarter final, game 1: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych, Saturday (April 6), start: 3 p.m. CET. 

FutureNet Las Palmas has started its new league season

Amateur football team FutureNet Las Palmas started the new season of AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league with pride. 

FutureNet Las Palmas won the 2nd place and silver trophy in the last league season. Now our team wants to defend this great place, or even go higher and win the championship. It won't be easy, as other teams - like Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano or Eibar - are strong and will be tough to beat. But as Eugeny Semenov, the captain of FutureNet Las Palmas, our team wants to be the best in each game and score as many points as it's possible.

With this attitute, our team should be one of the top in the AFL League again. In the first game of the season, FutureNet Las Palmas held Betis Sevilla to a draw 2:2.

FutureNet Las Palmas - Betis Sevilla 2:2

Let's check out the numbers of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław from the regular season

Several players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team finished the regular season in the 1st Polish league with great individual statistics.

Power forward Aleksander Dziewa is the second-best shooter of the league with 21 points per game. Bartosz Wróbel from SKK Siedlce has a lower average but played more games and due to the rules of the league, he finished on the 1st place. Norbert Kulon from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław finished on 11th place with 14,4 points per game.

With 9,3 rebounds per game, Aleksander Dziewa was the best rebounding player of the regular season. He was also the most efficient shooter: with 61,4% accurate field goals, he overtook Bartosz Wróbel from SKK Siedlce by 20 percentage points!

The number also visualize how strong is FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław when it comes to sharing the ball. Norbert Kulon has an average of 5,8 assists per game and finished on the 5th place among best playmakers of the league, and Robert Skibniewski (5,2 assists per game) was 9th.

FC Den Bosch - Jong PSV Eindhoven 3:1

It's a very important victory of FC Den Bosch! In a match against the direct neighbor in the Dutch Eerste Divisie table, FC Den Bosch defeated Jong PSV Eindhoven 3:1 and moved up to 4th place in the table.

Before this match everything was clear: FC Den Bosch just had to win. After the last series of poor results, the team from Den Bosch was overtaken by Jong PSV Eindhoven and it was obvious that if the players from Den Bosch want to get back the higher place, they had to do it in a direct match.

The task was difficult, and FC Den Bosch players were under additional pressure. But they solved it as they should. In the first half, the match was fairly balanced for around 20 minutes, and none of the teams was able to build an advantage. In the 26th minute, Vincent Vermeij opened the score, finishing with the goal a good action made by Steven Blummel. It was a huge relief for FC Den Bosch which started to play with more ease. In 45th minute, this team raised the score to 2:0 with a Blummel's goal.

In the second half, young and ambitions Jong PSV team pushed hard on FC Den Bosch. The hosts managed to keep up the good score but in the 65th minute things gone dangerous when Aboukhlal scored the contact goal. However, FC Den Bosch kept its performance on a high level and managed to hit the goal one more time. In the 76th minute, Vermeij scored his second goal of the game - and this time, Stefano Beltrame gave him the clutch pass.

With 3 points scored against Jong PSV Eindhoven, FC Den Bosch were able to overtake its last rival in the table of the Dutch Eerste Divisie. Now the team from Den Bosch has 54 points and sits on the 4th place. On Friday, April 5, FC Den Bosch will play the next very important and difficult game - this time against Sparta Rotterdam, current runner-up of the league.

FC Den Bosch - Jong PSV Eindhoven 3:1 (2:0) Goals for FC Den Bosch: Vermeij (26., 75.), Blummel (45.). Photo credit: the official website of FC Den Bosch. 

Ambitious effort of FC Den Bosch

It's never easy to play against such a strong team like Twente Enschede, the current leader of Dutch Eerste Divisie. FC Den Bosch played with a lot of passion and ambition but in the end had to agree that the rival was better. Twente Enschede beat FC Den Bosch 1:0.

It was expected that this will be a difficult game for FC Den Bosch, as it had to clash with the leader and the team which has the strongest composition in the entire Eerste Divisie. But the team supported by FutureNet managed to set a difficult conditions for its favoured opponent. In the first half, the game was even and both teams had its chances. However, none of them was able to find the way to the goal.

After the break, Twente Enschede decided to push harder on the FC Den Bosch half of the pitch. And this attutide paid off. In the 64th minute, Jari Oosterwijk find the way to the net, using the mistake of FC Den Bosch defenders. It put the additional pressure to FC Den Bosch. However, guest didn't give up and tried to tie the result. Oussama Bouyaghlafen had the best chance but missed the goal slightly. Eventually, Twente delivered the good score and won 1:0.

After the defeat in Enschede, FC Den Bosch has 52 points and was overtaken by Jong PSV Eindhoven which is now on the 4th place with 54 points. On Monday, April 1, both teams will clash in the direct game in Den Bosch. Obviously, this game will be crucial for FC Den Bosch as the team now is on the 5th place - the last one giving the right to play in the play off round.

Twente Enschede - FC Den Bosch 1:0 (0:0) Goal: Jari Oosterwijk (64.).

Third win in a row of FutureNet Imperium Katowice

Third win in a row, easy way to go! FutureNet Imperium Katowice beat AZS-AWF Warsaw 31:23 and strengthened its position as the runner-up of the Polish women 1st handball league. 

In November 2018, FutureNet Imperium Katowice went to Warsaw to clash with young and talented players of AZS-AWF. It's a young team, built around students of Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland. When you compare both teams, FutureNet Imperium has a bit more experience in handball but AZS-AWF plays with a lot of ambition and passion. So it was expected before the Saturday's game that the win of FutureNet Imperium from November lays deep in the past. And in the revenge, players of AZS-AWF will do their best to repay for their earlier defeat.

During the first minutes fresh after the start of the game, AZS-AWF was able to keep up the pace and FutureNet Imperium had just minor advantage. But when the game moved on, the hosts started to ride away. Thanks to goals scored by Weronika Podzimowska, Paulina Łuczyk and Aleksandra Jaroszewska, FutureNet Imperium managed to build significant advantage 15:10 before the break.

In the 2nd half, FutureNet Imperium threw a higher gear. Within just a few minutes of the second half, its advantage increased to 20:12. Then it was clear that the guests will have a very tough time to get even a draw. Their motivation dropped, and FutureNet Imperium took advantage from it by scoring another goals and boosting its advantage to 27:15. Then it was clear who will be the winner this evening in Katowice. Eventually, this game ended with a result 31:22.

In FutureNet Imperium, Paulina Łuczyk (9 goals) and Sabina Radlak (6 goals) were the leading scorers. In AZS-AWF, Patrycja Kozak scored 5 goals and gave the best performance of the evening for her team.

It was the 19th game of FutureNet Imperium Katowice this season. Our team has 47 points (due to 16 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats) and holds strongly the 2nd place. The leader is SPR JKS Jarosław which has 51 points and one played game less than FutureNet Imperium. It's very likely that our team will finish the season as a strong runner-up.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - AZS-AWF Warsaw 31:22 (15:10).

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław gave a show of its power!

This was one of the best FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław matches this season! In the match at the top of the 1st men basketball league in Poland, our team outclassed the vice-leader Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut 105:71 and finished the regular season as a strong leader.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played with very high intensity straight from the beginning of the match. Our team was highly motivated and played with full concentration. This brought effect both in attack and defense. Aleksander Leńczuk worked well at the rival' half toghether with Robert Skibniewski, and under its own rim FutureNet Śląsk didn't allow the rival to do anything. As a result, after Q1 FutureNet Śląsk was leading 28:12 and it was obvious that Rawlplug Sokół will have a difficult evening.

In Q2, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still played very hard in the defense, and in the attack scored many 3-pointers. The visiting team couldn't find a way to stop the rival. FutureNet Śląsk had a great 12:1 run, and its advantage grew even to 30 points! Robert Skibniewski was unstopabble and scored 11 points in this quarter, and Rawlplug Sokół was able only to reduce its loss to 25 points at the end of the first half.

After the break, Skibniewski was still playing like inspired and had a strong support from Leńczuk and Aleksander Dziewa. When it was needed, Norbert Kulon, Jakub Musiał and bench players did their job right. Rawlplug Sokół was able to reply only with a several shots of Wiktor Sewioł and Maciej Klima. But still the guest team had a big problem to launch any flunecy in its game and was only able to look how FutureNet Śląsk maintains the high pace.

In the last quarter of the game, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław calmly defended its high lead. Rawplug Sokół managed to reduce the loss to 19 points, but only for a moment. Our team was still very aggresive and consistent on the court, and eventually finished the game with the advantage reaching 34 points! It's not obvious result in the direct game between two strong teams but on Sunday evening in Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was better by at least a few levels.

In this game, Robert Skibniewski showed how important for the team is his great experience. 26 points (including 6 3-pointers), 3 assits, 4 rebounds and it all while stepping in from the bench - no comment is needed. Aleksander Leńczuk with 21 points (and 4/4 in 3-points shooting) also had a good game, along with Aleksander Dziewa (15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists), Szymon Tomczak (4 points, 9 rebounds) and Jakub Musiał (11 points). FutureNet Śląsk destroyed Rawlplug Sokół on the boards (42 vs. 28 rebounds), and also in 3-point shooting (16. vs 7 accurate shots from behind the perimeter). In the guest team, only Kamil Zywert (14 points and 8 assists) and Szymon Szymański (11 points, 10 rebounds) can be satisfied by his performance. Rawlplug Sokół failed as a team in Wrocław and served only as a background.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 105:71

Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Skibniewski 25 (6x3), Leńczuk 21 (4x3), Dziewa 15 (1x3), Musiał 11 (2x3), Kulon 8 (2x3), Michałek 7, Jarmakowicz 5, Jakóbczyk 5 (1x3), Zagórski 4, Tomczak 4.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. VfB Stuttgart: great football show is expected

Strong in German Bundesliga, strong also in UEFA European League - Eintracht Frankfurt is a rival not easy to play against. Especially on its own stadium. VfB Stuttgart will try to tear off points from this favored opponent.

This season, the Bundesliga doesn't have many teams as strong as Eintracht Frankfurt. Currently, the team from Frankfurt has 46 points and holds the 5th place in the table. It has no chance of winning the German championship, because only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are left in the fight for the title. But Eintracht currently only loses 3 points to the 3rd place, so it has a real chance to finish on the podium. Its form in recent matches indicates that Eintracht takes this task very seriously: won 4 from 5 recent games.

It's also worth noting that Eintracht remains in the game not only in the Bundesliga. In the middle of March, Eintracht defeated Inter Milan in the 1/8 final of UEFA Europa League, after a win in the key match at the difficult San Siro stadium in Milan. This result shows the strength of the Eintracht and it seems that in the next round of European games this team will be a tough opponent for everyone.

In Bundesliga, two players of Eintracht sits on the very top of the list of league's top strikers. Luka Jović (15 goals in 24 games) is currently the third-best scorer and Sebastien Haller added 14 goals. In the squad of Eintracht, there are other players who are well-known and respected in the world of football. Just to mention goalie Kevin Trapp, centre back Evan N'Dicka, winger Filip Kostic, playmaker Mijat Gacinovic and Ante Rebic. Each player mentioned above is worth more than 10 Million Euros and has a great chance to jump to the European top from Eintracht to even stronger club.

As you can see, it will be a very tough challenge for VfB Stuttgart to compete with such a strong opponent. In November 2018, Eintracht came to Stuttgart and outscored VfB on Mercedes Arena 3:0. In the away game, it will be even harder to get a good result. But Daniel Didavi from the Stuttgart team explains that he and his colleagues believe that they can be a bitter pill to swallow for Eintracht.

- They’re having an excellent season and they’re on a roll. But we’ve been tough to play against in recent games, though, and that’s how we want to perform in Frankfurt - explains the experienced player of VfB Stuttgart, quoted on the club's official website.

It's also worth to mention that VfB has a quite safe advantage over the direct relegation from Bundesliga zone, where currently Hannover 96 and FC Nuernberg are stucked. VfB has around 6 points advantage and also loses only 3 points to Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen whichs sits on the last secure spot in the table. With even a draw in Frankfurt, VfB could improve significantly its position in the league.

27th round of games, Eintracht Frankfurt - VfB Stuttgart, Saturday, March 31, start: 6 p.m. CET. 

A big challenge for FC Den Bosch football team!

It's time for FC Den Bosch to stand against the leader of the Dutch Eerste Divisie! On Friday, March 29, the team from Den Bosch will face Twente Enschede in the away game. One thing is more than sure: it will be a very hard challenge to complete.

Twente Enschede has recently been playing just great. Coach Marino Pusicic has built a strong team that is getting better every month. This hard work paid off: currently Twente has 69 points and is 11 points ahead of Go Ahead Eagles in the table. In the last 5 games, Twente has won 4 times and drew once.

The team from Enschede city in the Netherlands has many strong points. Its best player is striker Tom Boere (currently injured and won't play with FC Den Bosch) who scored 13 goals in 27 games. Spaniad midfielder Aitor Cantalapiedra added 12 goals, and Anthony van den Hurk has the same number of goals. But this is not the end of the list of interesting players of Twente. Other players who are worth to be distinguished is defender Cristian González, defensive midfielder from Wales Matt Smith, worth 1 million Euros striker Oussama Assaidi and goalkeeper Joël Drommel. As you can see, this team has a very strong composition and it hasn't been easy to find its weak points recently.

On the other hand, in the last couple of weeks FC Den Bosch has lost its impact from the first months of the season. This team is still trying to regain its great performance but not all goes the way as the fans of FC Den Bosch wish. In the last 5 games, FC Den Bosch lost three times, once drew and won only once. And it's obvious that the time to break this bad streak must come soon as the rivals are getting close to FC Den Bosch.

Currently, the team supported by FutureNet is on the 4th place with 52 points and loses 2 points to Sparta Rotterdam which is 3rd. Jong PSV Eindhoven has 51 points and just can't wait to overtake FC Den Bosch in the table. That's why it's just about time to score even a draw against Twente Enschede. It won't be easy but in football everything is possible until the referee blows the whistle for the last time in the game.

31st series of games in Dutch Eerste Divisie, Twente Enschede - FC Den Bosch, Friday, March 29, start: 8 p.m. CET. 

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule of games for March, 29-31 [VIDEO]

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces one of the strongest competitors in the league. FutureNet Maribor starts the campaign to reach the final. And it's not all - this weekend will be HOT for the teams from FutureNet Sport!

Check out the animation below to find out which FutureNet Sport teams will play during the upcoming weekend, March 29-31. Feel free to share!

FutureNet Imperium Katowice faces AZS-AWF Warsaw

The women's handball season in Poland is entering a decisive phase, and there are just 4 series of meetings are left until the end of the season. FutureNet Imperium Katowice will clash with AZS-AWF Warsaw.

Current season is the first ever for FutureNet Imperium Katowice in such high league in Poland. Despite the low experience, our team plays without fear and complexes. The results speak for themselves: FutureNet Imperium won 15 from 18 games, and also scored one won draw (after the penalty kicks shootout). It's quite a great numbers for a newbie, don't you think?

This great season for our team is closing to the end, and there are only 4 series of games to go. On Saturday, March 30, FutureNet Imperium will host AZS-AWF Warsaw. It's one of the best teams in the league: with 30 points, currently it sits on 5th position. The young team from Polish capital plays in a very even way and scores nearly as many goals as it loses (489 and 485). The best shooter of AZS-AWF is Patrycja Kozak who scored 81 goals in 12 games.

In November 2018, both teams clashed together for the first time in Warsaw. FutureNet Imperium then left no hopes for this young academic team and won 29:19. On Saturday it will be very unlikely that our team will lose.

It's worth to notice that FutureNet Imperium has decreasing chances to catch up with the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. Currently, these teams are divided with the difference of 4 points, but the team from Jaroslaw is definitely the strongest in the league. However, FutureNet Imperium can still end this season with power and this requires concentration at the highest level and a set of 4 wins in the last 4 matches.

FutureNet Imperium - AZS AWF Warsaw, Saturday (March 30), Katowice, Poland. Start: 3 p.m. CET. 

Great game at the end of regular season!

It seems that fans of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will get the excellent ending of the regular season in the Polish 1st men basketball league. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, the runner-up and one of the strongest teams in the league, will come to Wrocław focused deeply on a plan to win in Wrocław as the first team this season.

The case is clear: only two teams have a chance to finish the regular season in the 1st place. One of them is the current leader, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and the second one is runner-up, Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. It all turned out that the eventual leader will be determined by the direct match of both teams in Wrocław. And that means that a great basketball spectacle is on its way.

The team from Podkarpacie district in Poland runs a great season. Rawlplug Sokół has 50 points and scored 21 wins in 29 games. The team led by coach Dariusz Kaszowski is very strong both at home and in away games of which it won 9 from 14 games. Recently, Rawlplug Sokół has a great winning streak: this team was capable to beat very strong Enea Astoria in Bydgoszcz, WKK Wrocław. Neither of these wins was accidental.

Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut' number of the season are very impressive. This team scores more than 86 points per game, gets around 39 rebounds, 20 assists and 8 steals. As you can see, these stats shouldn't be underestimated. The individual stats of Rawlplug Sokół players are also impressive. Shooting guard Filip Małgorzaciak scores around 19 points per game and is third-best shooter of the league. Playmaker Kamil Zywert adds around 12 points and 8 assists per game, power forward Maciej Klima delivers 10,5 points and 6,8 rebounds and back-up power forward Rafał Kulikowski scores 10 points 8,2 rebounds in each game. It's also worth to mention that 5 players of Rawlplug Sokół scores at least 10 points per game. It shows the depth of Sokół's squad.

FutureNet Śląsk is the only team which hasn't been beaten at home this season yet. Our team runs an impressive series of 14 home wins. The AWF sports hall in Wrocław, Poland - where our team is the host - has been a fortress throughout the season. It all leads to the conclusion that this fortress shouldn't fall in the last game of the regular season.

In addition, in December 2018 FutureNet Śląsk lost with Rawlplug Sokół in Łańcut. Now it's time for revenge, which comes in very good moment. FutureNet Śląsk had its problems in the last weeks, especially in the away games. Despite them, our team kept the leader's chair. Now the crucial time of the season has come: playoff round. It will be important to step inside the playoff time with a win over strong rival like Rawlplug Sokół.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, Sunday (March 31), start: 6 p.m. CET. 

Young players from FutureNet Maribor in Slovenian futsal national team

Three young players of FutureNet Maribor have been called to represent Slovenian junior futsal team. 

In autumn 2019, Latvia will be the host of youth UEFA Under-19 Futsal Championship. It will be the first edition of this tournament, with 8 teams included. At the end of March, 2019, there will be the decisive round of qualification played, with Slovenian junior national team among the competitors. So far, two teams (Latvia as the host and Spain) have secured their place in the final tournament. Other 6 will have to fight hard for it.

FutureNet Maribor will have its part during this prestigious campaign. Tilen Gajser, Matic Goznik and Jeremy Bukovec have been called to play in Slovenian national team.

Good luck for you, gentlemen!

FC Den Bosch - SC Telstar 3:4

It's hard to believe, but FC Den Bosch lost the practically won match. The players from Den Bosch had a high advantage over SC Telstar, but eventually lost 3:4.

It was a match that - at least in theory - should be finished with a certain victory for FC Den Bosch. And after the first half, it all seemed that the hosts will get a quite easy 3 points. FC Den Bosch was leading 3:0 after goals scored by Vermeij and Oulad Omar (2 goals).

But in the 2nd half, everything turned over 180 degrees. In the 48th minute, Ondaan scored the first goal for SC Telstar from the penalty kick. Ten minutes later Springer scored the contact goal for the guests. And in the 58th minute, Mendes Moreira equalized.

Despite taking three quick hits, FC Den Bosch still had a slight advantage on the field. It had more time with the ball (55% vs. 45%) than the opponent, took more accurate shots (7 vs. 6) but... Lost another, decisive goal! In the 70th minute, Ondaan scored his second goal of the game and, as it turned out, also the one which established the final score. It's hard to believe, as it doesn't happen too often in football to lose the game despite having 3 goals lead, but it happened. FC Den Bosch - SC Telstar 3:4.

Luckily for FC Den Bosch, Go Ahead Eagles - the team from the 3rd place - also lost its game and its advantage over FC Den Bosch hasn't increased. But on the other hand, Jong PSV Eindhoven loses only 1 point to FC Den Bosch and if the bad streak of our team continues, the team from Eindhoven might overtake our team in the table.

FC Den Bosch - SC Telstar 3:4 (3:0). Goals for FC Den Bosch: Vermeij (7.), Oulad Omar (19., 45.).

FutureNet Imperium Katowice continues its winning streak

The winning streak continues: FutureNet Maribor beat WKPR Wesoła Warsaw 28:22 and still holds the second place in the women 1st handball league in Poland.

Previously, this game was scheduled in the last series of games to be played in May 2019. But the club from Warsaw asked FutureNet Imperium officials to reschedule it. That's why both teams clashed for the second time this season in March, not in May.

In December 2018, both teams faced for the first time - FutureNet Imperium outscored WKPR Wesoła 31:20. That's why our team was a favourite also in the last game. This time, it wasn't as that easy and the hosts put a little bit more difficult conditions. However, FutureNet Imperium managed to win again, this time at 28:22.

In the first half, it was clear that the guest team was closer to victory. After the first 30 minutes, FutureNet Imperium went into the locker room leading 11:6. It was a significant advantage, which in the second half of the team didn't manage to make up.

With a win over WKPR Wesoła Warsaw, FutureNet Imperium raised it points achievement to 44 points. Our team loses 4 points to the leader, JKS SPR Jarosław. The difference between FutureNet Imperium and UKS Varsovia Warsaw, which currently holds the 3rd place, is also 4 points. With just 3 series of the game to go in the season, it's very likely that FutureNet Imperium will finish the league on the 2nd place.

WKPR Wesoła Warsaw - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 22:28 (6:11)

FutureNet Maribor promoted to the semi-final

Predictions have come true: FutureNet Maribor secured itself promotion to the semi-finals in Slovenian futsal league. In the 2nd leg of quarter-final, our team crashed KMN Oplast Kobarid 7:0 and jumped further into the competiton.

The result of both matches leaves no doubt which team was better. The result in aggregate is 14:2 for FutureNet Maribor. In the second match of quarter-final, which was played away in Kobarid, Slovenia, our team showed a lot of its power. In Kobarid everything was clear after the first half of the match. Rok Rednak, Uros Kroflić, Teo Turk and Matej Fidersek scored respectively, and after these 4 accurate shots it was clear that KMN Oplast Kobarid can prepare to say "Farewell" to the further laps of the competition.

In the second half, Rednak and Fidersek added one more goal each, and the final result 7:0 was established by Nik Logar who scored own goal. Now it's time for the semi-final! FutureNet Maribor faces FC Litija on the last lap of its road to the final. In this round, competition will last until one of the team score 3 wins. It means that there will be 5 games at the most.

KMN Oplast Kobarid - FutureNet Maribor 0:7 Score on aggregate: 2:0 for FutureNet Maribor. FutureNet Maribor will play in the semi-final against FC Litija.

Incredible win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław!

It was an amazing match! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated WKK Wroclaw 93:80, but it had to work very hard for this result. At some point in the match FutureNet Śląsk was losing with even 25 points, but managed to catch up with the rival!

It was a derby of Wrocław in basketball, and that's why this match had an extra load of emotions. The stake was double: not only victory, but also the title of the best basketball team in Wrocław. What more is needed for ambitious players to give even more than usual on the court?

In Q1, both teams fought in a very balanced way. The hosts decided to play a hard defense game, which caused big problems for FutureNet Śląsk. Our team struggled to score for about 5 minutes, but then returned to right track thanks to the good performance of bench players: Szymon Tomczak and Robert Skibniewski. Nevertheless, WKK Wrocław was leading by 24:18.

In Q2, the fans watched the outstanding show of WKK Wrocław and also saw completely disorganized FutureNet Śląsk. The hosts were in a trance. They shared the ball great, were very effective in offense and had a great 14:0 run. As a result, the advantage of WKK grew very high to the 38:20 level. FutureNet Śląsk woke up just before the break, thanks to the captain Norbert Kulon who scored a few important shots and kept his team still in the game.

The quarter number 3 was crucial to establish the final score of the game. FutureNet Śląsk went trough like a thunder, totally overwhelming WKK. Players of FutureNet Śląsk returned from the locker loom with a lot of energy, were deeply focused and wanted to reduce the loss. And it worked out. Players of coach Radosław Hyży did something amazing: they returned from a 25 loss and took the lead! FutureNet Śląsk had a lot of luck: nearly all of its shots were accurate. WKK, who in the 2nd half had to play without injured leader Jakub Koelner, had no idea how to stop fast-riding FutureNet Śląsk. Before the fourth and last quarter, our team was leading 67:61.

In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk showed its power in 3-point shooting when Robert Skibniewski hit twice from the perimeter and Norbert Kulon added another shot. Then it was all over. FutureNet Śląsk took control over the game and established the final score on 93:80.

The second half was a show of great power of FutureNet Śląsk. Our team won this part of the game 60:29 and demolished WKK. FutureNet Śląsk was led by captain Norbert Kulon who played outstanding game with 24 points (including 4 3-pointers), 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Aleksander Dziewa added 20 points and 9 rebounds, and Szymon Tomczak gave a strong support from the bench (10 points, 13 rebounds). In WKK, Jakub Patoka was on fire: he played 40 minutes, scored 26 points and 8 rebounds.

Thanks to the win with WKK Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk still sits on the leader's chair. Our team had one game left to go, and its rival will be Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut - the current runner-up in the league. This game will be played on March 31 in Wrocław, Poland.

WKK Wrocław - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 80:93 Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Kulon 23 (4x3), Dziewa 20 (1x3), Skibniewski 17 (3x3), Tomczak 10, Jakóbczyk 9 (1x3), Bożenko 6 (2x3), Jarmakowicz 5 (1x3), Leńczuk 3 (1x3), Musiał 0.