The Portuguese roller hockey team beat Italy, by 3-2, but suffered in a game of the third round of the European Championship, at Pavilhão Municipal do Luso, in Mealhada.
Portugal thrashed England and then France, 11-0 and then 9-1 respectively, but in this game against Italy they felt a lot of difficulties, the Italians had beaten France by 3-0 and lost to Spain by 6-0.
Italy started to win and Erica Ghirardello, scored the only goal of the first half, Portugal tried by Ana Catarina, with a direct free-kick and then with a penalty, the Italian goalkeeper at a good level was avoiding the goal, which dominated the game.
Ana Catarina would eventually score in the third minute of the complementary stage and Raquel Santos would give Portugal the advantage shortly after, Maria Sofia Silva also missed a direct free-kick and Italy, at 43 minutes, by Pamela Lapolla, tied again
Sofia Moncóvio, would score again and give the victory to Portugal, in the next minute
Today, Portugal faces Spain, a game that defines the top two of this stage, on Saturday the first two ranked and the third and fourth-ranked gameplay.