28 Countries in Europe Played American Football Last Weekend, Full Recap on Around the Continent

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Portugal - Lisboa Devils v. Warriors

Photo: David Perez


 The quarterfinals continued this past weekend. The Lisbon Crusaders, second in the South, took on the Paredes Lumberjacks in a game that was postponed from the weekend before.  The Crusaders made no mistake though in beating Paredes 54-6. The Lisbon Navigators then rolled over the Porto Renegades 69-0. In the final quarterfinal matchup the Lisboa Devils surprised the Braga Warriors beating them 12-6. This will be the first trip to the Portuguese semi-finals for the Devils in their brief history.

In the semi-finals this weekend the Navigators face the Lisboa Devils while the Porto Mutts will host the Lisbon Crusaders.


Romania - Rebels v Monsters2

The Timisoara 89ers faced the Cluj Crusaders at home and lost 26-6 in North West division play. Then the Bucharest Rebels blanked the Bucharest Warriors 14-0 in South East action.

The win boosted the Rebels back into top spot in the South East conference dropping the Warriors to second. The Cluj Crusaders are first in the North West undefeated at 5-0.


Russia - Griffins v. Rebels

Ural Division

No games were played this past weekend.

Volga Division

The Podolsk Knights played host to the Moscow Black Storm and blanked them 27-0. Then the Moscow Dragons and the Moscow Spartans faced off with the Spartans dominating in a 34-0 victory.

Black Sea Division

No games were played.

Big 5 Division

Two games were played as the division leading St. Petersburg Griffins manhandled the Yaroslavl Rebels 38-0. Then Moscow United recorded their first win defeating St. Petersburg North Legion 14-6


Serbia - Indians v. Angel Warriors

The Novi Sad Dukes posted their fourth win in a row in downing the winless Sirmium Legionaries 30-14 after the Legionaries had taken a 14-13 first quarter lead. Vukovi Belgrade traveled to Pancevo and barely scraped by with a 14-13 win over the Panthers. The Indija Indians took their third win in a row in handily beating the Cacak Angel Warriors 42-16. Finally, Nis Imperatori edged the Kragujevac Wild Boars 16-14.

The Novi Sad Dukes top the standings at 4-0, followed by Vukovi also at 4-0. Nis Imperatori (3-2) and the Indians (3-2) jumped up into third and fourth past Pancevo who is fifth at 2-2.


Slovakia - Bulldogs action

The Slovakian league was back in action this past weekend. The Trnava Bulldogs played host to the Nitra Knights in West division play and beat them 22-0. Meanwhile in the East, the Zilina Warriors overwhelmed the  Cassovia Steelers 39-0.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.