Incredible van Gerwen Increases Euro Title Haul

Michael van Gerwen collected his fifth European Tour title of the year with victory in the European Darts Matchplay in Innsbruck, Austria on Sunday.

The world number one defeated Dave Chisnall in the final to clinch the £25,000 first prize, going one better than his runner-up spot last weekend.

The Dutch ace, who had seen off Ronny Huybrechts on Saturday, went on to defeat compatriot Raymond van Barneveld on Sunday afternoon to reach the quarter-finals.

There, he produced a stunning display to knock-out plucky Austrian Rowby-John Rodriguez, averaging 114 in a 6-3 success.

‘Mighty Mike’ averaged over 109 in his semi-final triumph against Robert Thornton before clinching the title with a 6-4 victory over Chisnall in the decider.

“I didn’t like losing in the final last week so I am delighted to win here,” van Gerwen said. “The final is always different and I’m really glad I did because Dave is such a good player.”

“I’m pleased with how I played all weekend overall though and to get a win and another trophy on the European Tour is great.”


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