Already beaten Monday by Slovenia, their only defeat so far, the Blues fell again this Friday in Ljubljana against Austria (3-2). Despite Sacha Treille’s two goals, the French team, third in the final standings, left the tournament on a bad note.
A bad mark to finish. The two goals of the hero of the day on the French side Sacha Treille did nothing. After an almost flawless run in this Beat Covid-19 tournament started last Saturday in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Blues hoped to finish the race in style, but it did not succeed. In the aftermath of a convincing and broad success against Ukraine, the French team, until now only beaten by Slovenia (3-2), host of the competition, suffered a second defeat (3-2) this Friday against Austria. Beyond this unwelcome relapse to close this tournament, the Habs must therefore be content with third place in the final standings. It must be said that this last outing, against the Austrians on Friday at the very beginning of the afternoon, had started in the worst way, since the opponents of the Blues had found the flaw in their very first shot of the game, signed Lukas Haudum after almost three minutes of play.
The stats of the meeting #FRAAUT pic.twitter.com/LomOh2zzjL
– France Hockey Teams (@Hockey_FRA) May 21, 2021
Berthon missed the equalizer shot
Ruthless, Austria had driven the point home three minutes later, this time on a goal from Mario Huber. And it took an immediate reaction (thirteen seconds after Huber’s goal) so that the French, thanks to Treille’s first goal of the day, did not collapse. However, after the new goal, on a shot from Martin Ulmer in the 13th minute, there was no real suspense again. The goal of Treille’s double did not allow France to do better than to return to a length at the buzzer of this last meeting. In the last moments, Eliot Berthon had the puck of the equalizer at the end of the stick, but he missed the target. It is not Sacha Treille who wants.
Fin du match in Ljubljana ⏱️
Despite a double from our # 77 @ treille777, the French team bows out against Austria (3-2).
Les Bleus finished 3rd in the Beat Covid-19 tournament ?#FRAAUT #HockeyFrance pic.twitter.com/WKH7q5GYzF
– France Hockey teams (@Hockey_FRA) May 21, 2021
ICE HOCKEY / COVID-19 FRIENDLY BEAT TOURNAMENT
From 15 to 21 May 2021 in Ljubljana (Slovenia)
1st game – Saturday May 15, 2021
Romania – France : 2-3
2nd game – Monday May 17, 2021
France – Slovenia : 2-3
3rd match – Tuesday May 18, 2021
France – Poland: 1-0
4th game – Thursday, May 20, 2021
Ukraine – France : 2-4
5th game – Friday May 21, 2021
France – Austria : 2-3