Champions League

Big surprise in Dubrovnik


Waspo Hannover achieved a big surprise in the 5th round of the Champions league The Germans won a point against  title-holder Jug, in Dubrovnik (15-15). The home team should be more satisfied than Germans, because after the third quarter Hannover led 10-6.

In the derby matches of Day 5 Barceloneta won a game against Eger and Olympiacos was better than OSC. In other games the favourites didn’t make any mistake.

Group A

The match Olympiacos – OSC was a hard fought battle during the first half (3-2). In the third quarter Greeks tightened their defense. They scored three goals in a row including two in the last 90 seconds and jumped to a 7-3 lead. OSC soften their defeat by one goal in the last quarter, for the final score 7-4.

Szolnok – Spandau Photo: Szolnoki Vizilabda facebook

Szolnok (HUN) started slowly in the match against Spandau (2-1 in the 6th minute). But, in the second period Hungarians scored three straight goals to go 6-2 up. Hungarian champion led 9-4 but the hosts let Spandau to climb back (10-7). However, in the last quarter Szolnok showed who the favourite is (12-7).

In the match Brescia – Nice, the French newcomers in the Champions league played very well. At the halftime rivals were equaled (5-5). After 8-8, four minutes before the end of the 3rd period, Brescia’s players netted two in a span of 32 seconds and they headed to a victory 12-9.

Group B

Waspo Hannover was very close to a miracle in Dubrovnik. Jug didn’t start strong, but the Croats led 6-4 at the middle of the 2nd quarter. Then the Germans produced an unbelievable rush, and made series 6-0. The third period ended at 6-10. In the last quarter the title-holders started climbing back. In a thrilling finish Jug equaled the score at 14-14 (1.52 remaining on the clock). Darko Brguljan scored from an extra man for 14-15 but Felipe Perrone netted to equalize with (0:41 before the final whistle) . The game finished at 15-15 after a 9-5 last period. Hannover was led by the Montenegrins Radovic (5 goals) and Brguljan (4 goals). Perrone was the best scorer in Jug, with five goals.

Filip FIlipovic (Recco) Photo: Blagoje Mitrasinovic

The final score in Dubrovnik is a good news for Barceloneta, who caught up Jug in points and took over main rival Eger, too in the hunt for the F6 places after a win against the Hungarians 10-6. After 5-5, few minutes after the start of the 3rd quarter Barceloneta’s defence was superb: they let only a single goal in the last 13 minutes.

Pro Recco showed its great power against Partizan, by winning 17-5. Young players of Partizan didn’t play so bad during almost three quarters. Three minutes before the end of the 3rd quarter score was 4-8. In the last 11 minutes Recco ‘s players scored 9 times, home team only once, and the Italians, coached by Vladimir Vujasinovic, extended their winning streak.


A group

Olympiacos (GRE) vs. OSC Budapest (HUN) 7-4 (1-1, 2-1, 4-1, 0-1)

Olympiacos:Mylonakis 2, I. Fountoulis 2, Genidounias, Buslje, Pontiekas.
OSC: Batori 2, Nikic, Seman.

Szolnok VSK (HUN) vs. Spandau 04 (GER) 12-7 (3-1, 5-3, 2-3, 2-0)

Szolnok: Vamos 3, Aleksic 2, Prlainovic 2, Denes Varga 2, Gocic, Kis, Jansik.
Spandau 04: Dedovic 3, Saudadier 2, Cuk, Marzouki.

Olympic Nice (FRA) vs. Brescia (ITA) 9-12 (1-1, 4-4, 3-5, 1-2)

Olympic: Mutambayi 2, Izdinsky 2, Bruyere 2, Rochietta , Monneret, Bachleir,.
Brescia: Ubovic 3, C. Presciuti 2, Randjelovic 2, Nora 2, Paskovic, Muslim, N. Presciutti.

B group

Jug CO (CRO) vs. Waspo Hannover (GER) 15-15 (4-3, 2-4, 0-3, 9-5)

Jug: Perrone 5, Fatovic 2, Obradovic 2, Macan, Loncar, Jokovic, Vrlic, Ivankovic, Benic.
Hannover: Radovic 5, Brguljan 4, Bukowski 3, Corusic, Winkelhorst, Sekulic.

CNA Barceloneta (ESP) vs. Eger (HUN) 10-6 (2-1, 1-2, 5-2, 2-1)

Barceloneta: Munnariz 4, S. Rasovic 2, Larumbe, Tahull, Fernandez, Mallarach.
Eger: Hosnzanszsky, Cuk, Erdely, Bedo, Harai, Angyal.

Partizan Belgrade (SRB) vs. Pro Recco (ITA) 5-17 (0-3, 2-3, 2-5, 1-6)

Partizan: Stojanovic 3, Lukic, Toholj.
Pro Recco: Alesiani 4, Di Fulvio 2, Filipovic 2, Molina 2, Mandic 2, Ivovic 2, Bruni 2, Fondelli.

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