Jadran Herceg Novi, OSC Budapest, CN Marseille and Ortigia water polo clubs qualifier for the semifinal of the LEN Euro Cup.
In another Montenegrin derby, Jadran confirmed the victory from the first match and recorded a comfortable win at home swimming pool in Herceg Novi. It was 15:6 for Jadran, who won 9:7 in the first leg.
Tonight, it was much easier for Jadran, because already at the halftime, the home team had an 8:3 advantage and could cruise to success.
In the second half, it was just a matter of routine for the defending champion of Montenegro and Djuro Radovic dominated with four goals, while Dragan Draskovic added a hattrick.
After a 9:9 draw in the first leg in Italy, OSC won 10:7 against Terrassa in Budapest. Manhercz, Brguljan, Seman, and Erdélyi all scored in the first quarter, Mitrovic was great between the posts, so the home team took a 4:1 lead.
In the second quarter, OSC’s attacking game remained at the, more or less, same level, so the visitors from Italy could not endanger their advantage.
Of course, that did not mean Terrassa gave up, but after Gergo Kovacs found the net at the beginning of the last quarter, there was no more hope for the Spanish team. Krisztian Manhercz was a man of the match with four goals.
Italian water polo club Ortigia lost at home against Vouliagmeni in the first leg but managed to prevail away in Athens and win 9:6 which was enough to qualify for the next round of the competition.
After the first quarter which ended in a 2:2 draw, Ortigia slowly but steadily started to take control of the game. Marko Jelaca’s goal 30 seconds before the end of the second quarter gave the visitors an edge (4:3).
Albert Espanol and Raffaele Rotondo took care in the third quarter that Ortigia bags a two-goal advantage (6:4). The Greeks answered in the last period of the game, and Dimitrios Tigkas cut the deficit to a single goal, but then Napolitano and Vapenski found the net and secured Ortigia a semifinal visa.
In the French water polo derby, Marseille won big at home against Strasbourg – 12:6 and recorded one of the best European results in club’s history.
The home team had a much wanted two-goal lead already after the first quarter, and the game was decided in the last period. Camarasa and Marion Vernoux scored two consecutive times to give Marseille a 10:5 advantage, and it was a point of no return for Strasbourg.
Euro Cup – quarter final, second legs
Vouliagmeni 6:9 Ortigia
(2:2, 1:2, 1:2, 2:3)
Vouliagmeni: Tigkas 3, Gkiouvetsis 2, Basic,
Ortigia: Vapenski 3, Farmer 2, Jelaca, Espanol, Rotondo, Napolitano
Ortigia 7:8 Vouliagmeni
Jadran 15:6 Primorac
(3:2, 5:1, 2:2, 5:1)
Jadran: Radovic 4, Draskovic 3, Obradovic 2, Gardasevic 2, Petkovic, Popadic, Banicevic, Averka
Primorac: Matkovic 2, Ivankovic 2, Gopcevic, Crepulja
Primorac 9:11 Jadran
CN Marseille 12:6 Strasbourg
(3:1, 2:2, 3:2, 4:1)
CN Marseille: Djurdic 3, Camarasa 3, Kovacevic 2, Izdinsky, Kimbell, Vukicevic, Marion-Vernoux
Strasbourg: Markovic 2, Budjen, Bratic, Letica, Kintsurashvili
Strasbourg 9:7 Marseille
OSC 10:7 Terrassa
(4:1, 4:2, 1:3, 1:1)
OSC: Manhercz 4, Brguljan, Kovacs, Seman, Burian, Erdelyi
Terrassa: Alarcon 3, Sanahuja 2, Barroso 2
Terrassa 9:9 OSC