Ferencvaros water polo club won the European Supercup trophy after a penalty drama against Olympiacos in Budapest – 11:9. The rivals were tied at 7:7 after the regular time, so the winner had to be decided in the shootout.
This is Ferencvaros’s third continental Supercup in club’s rich history, but also a third trophy this year as Budapest club already won LEN Euro Cup, and Hungarian championship after 18 years.
In the penalty shootout, Pavo Obradovic and Ioannis Fountoulis missed the target, while Georgios Dervisis and Konstantinos Genidouanis found the net.
On the other side, Denes Varga, Marton Vamos, Aaron Younger, and Mark Kallay scored and the celebrations in Budapest could begin.
This was a tough and interesting game, which Younger opened with a goal for Ferencvaros. Olympiacos quickly responded with two consecutive goals from Dimitrios Nikolaidis and Dervisis, so the Greek team took the lead.
When Mylonakis scored the third goal for the Red and white, it seemed that Olympiacos is taking the game in its hands. Mark Kallay found the net for Fradi, but the defending European champion had the last say in the first half. Dervisis scored one more to give Olympiacos what seemed to be a comfortable 4:2 lead.
A different Ferencvaros after the break
After the big break, Ferencvaros water polo players returned to the swimming pool as a completely different team. Stefan Mitrovic cut the deficit to a single goal (4:3), and briefly after that Denes Varga managed to equalize.
It was a period of pure dominance for Ferencvaros and it was crowned with another goal from Varga who gave his team the lead only the second time since the beginning of the match.
Konstantinos Mourikis finally scored for Olympiacos a minute and a half before the end of the third period. But, Varga struck again to give Fradi a 6:5 advantage.
When Mitrovic scored one more time at the beginning of the last quarter, probably most of the home fans taught this game was decided. And they were wrong.
Nikolaidis made it 7:6, and Konstantinos Genidounias equalized a minute before the final whistle.
Olympiacos 9:11 Ferencvaros
(1-1, 3-1, 1-4, 2-1, 2-4)
Olimpiacos: Nikolaidis 3, Dervissis 3, Genidounias 2, Mylonakis
Ferencvaros: Varga 4, Younger 2, Kallay 2, Mitrovic 2, Vamos