The men’s national team was removed from the final stage of the European Cup of table tennis teams a moment ago after losing to Denmark by 3-0.
In the final meeting of the group stage, the Portuguese and the Danes were discussing the first place of group E, the only place that guaranteed the passport to the quarter-finals of the competition, with the Nordics to be able to celebrate at the end.
In a duel full of emotions, Portugal, vice-champion of real Europe, was not happy in terms of success having been losing every match in black (3-2).
João Geraldo was the first Portuguese to take action and came to lose to Jonathan Groth by 3-2. In the following meeting, the Madeiran Olympian Marcos Freitas measured the window with Anders Lind and won 2-0. However, the Dane did not lower his arms and staged a comeback, managing to triumph 3-2.
In the third duel, Tiago Apólonia faced Tomas Rasmussen and after having been 2-0 down, managed to draw, leaving everything open for the fifth set. In the last partial, the opponent was more effective, triumphing 11-7, and achieving the victory by 3-2, which would translate into the Danish party, by 3-0, in the match, and consequently the passport to the quarter-finals. do European.