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Lugano through to semi-finals of Continental Cup

Kiev players in blue jersey try to block Lugano forwards in vain Keystone

Canton Ticino's top ice hockey club, Lugano, have made it through to the semi-finals of the only European club competition, the Continental Cup, after breezing past the Ukrainian visitors, Sokol Kiev 3-0.

Following Friday’s effortless win against Kiev, Lugano can now avenge last year’s humiliation against their Ticinese arch-rival Ambri-Piotta in the semi-finals. Ambri are the defending champions of the Cup, having taken the title twice in a row.

However, Lugano are currently by far the stronger side in the league table.

The semi-finals are to be played between November 24 and 26.

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