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Title-holders continue winning, a lot of fire in Russian derby (VIDEO)

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Big favorites and title-holders in Spain, Greece, Russia, France, Romania, and Germany didn’t make mistakes last weekend. But there were very exciting games in these five leagues. Find out more in the Waterpology’s summary.

SPAIN

The most interesting match of the 15th round of the Spanish Championship was the encounter between Terrasa and Mataro. The first half belonged to Mataro, the visiting team, which was 4:2 up before the third period. Terrassa responded strongly. The hosts kept Mataro scoreless for 12 minutes, while they netted four goals for a 6:4 lead. In the end, Terrassa won by a goal margin (6:5)

Barceloneta visited Sabadell. The title-holder, pulled by Felipe Perrone and Roger Tahull (they scored 4 goals each in the match), rolled to a 7:1 lead and there was no way back for Sabadell. Barceloneta took the points with 18:8 victory.

Barcelona came home “carrying” three important points earned in the Sant Andreu’s pool Pere Serrat. Barcelona beat its local rival 10:7 and continued the neck-and-neck race with Terrassa. The two teams are in a very tight battle for the second place.

Real Canoe and Mediterani shared the points in Madrid. Mediterani dominated the first and the second quarter. The visitors were 7:2 up before the third quarter. But, they couldn’t score in the second half, while Real “came back from death”. The home side was coming closer and closer and netted an equalizer with two seconds remaining on the clock – 7:7.

Round 15

Sabadell – Barceloneta 10:18 (1:6, 4:5, 4:3, 1:4)
Tenerife – Concepcion 13:3 (4:1, 4:0, 1:1, 4:1)
Real Canoe – Mediterani 7:7 (1:3, 1:4, 1:0, 4:0)
Sant Andreu – Barcelona 7:10 (2:3, 3:3, 1:3, 1:1)
Terrassa – Mataro 6:5 (1:1, 1:3, 3:0, 1:1)
Navarra – Catalunya 6:12 (2:3, 2:4, 1:4, 1:1)

1 Barceloneta 15 – 45
2 Terrassa 15 – 39
3 Barcelona 15 – 39
4 Mediterani 15 – 31
5 Mataro 15 – 27
6 Sant Andreu 15 – 26
7 Sabadell 15 – 17
8 Real Canoe 15 – 12
9 Catalunya 15 – 12
10 Navarra 15 – 10
11 Tenerife 15 – 7
12 Concepcion 15 – 0

RUSSIA

Last weekend, the highlight of the Russian Championship were two clashes between Sintez Kazan and Spartak Volgograd, the two former Euro Cup winners.

Both games were played in Kazan. After 5 minutes of the first encounter, Sintez was 3:0 up. Spartak produced a 5:1 run and gained the first lead early in the 3rd quarter (5:4). The sides entered tied the last quarter from the same starting point (6:6). Sintez took all three points by a goal from Vadim Nezhynskii for 8:7 with 98 seconds to go.

The second match wasn’t completed. Spartak had a 9:6 lead in the 28th minute when referees interrupted the match because of a scarp  that happened in front of Spartak’s goal. The Russian Water Polo Federation will determine the outcome of the match.

Video source: https://realnoevremya.ru/YouTube

Dynamo Moscow, the current champion, had no big problem against last-placed Shturm 2002

11th weekend

Dynamo SSHOR (Astrakhan Oblast) – Astana (Almaty) 10:7 (2:1, 3:1, 3:3, 2:2)
Dynamo SSHOR (Astrakhan Oblast) – Astana (Almaty) 8:6 (2:2, 3:1, 3:2, 0:1)

Shturm 2002 (Moscow Oblast) – Dynamo (Moscow) 4:20 (0:3, 2:6, 1:8, 1:3)
Shturm 2002 (Moscow Oblast) – Dynamo (Moscow) 6:12 (2:3, 1:4, 1:3, 2:2)

Sintez (Kazan) – Spartak (Volgograd) 8:7 (3:1, 1:3, 2:2, 2:1)
Sintez (Kazan) – Spartak (Volgograd) wasn’t finished

Baltika (Saint Petersburg) – Dynamo COP (Moscow) 9:8 (4:2, 3:3, 1:2, 1:1)
Baltika (Saint Petersburg) – Dynamo COP (Moscow) 9:7 (3:3, 2:0, 1:2, 3:2)

1 Dynamo Moscow 22 – 40
2 Spartak Volgograd 21 – 34
3 Sintez Kazan 21 – 32
4 Dynamo SSHOR 22 – 27
5 Baltika 22 – 15
6 Astana 22 – 12
7 Dynamo COP 22 – 7
8 Shturm 2002 22 – 7

GREECE

As usual, Olympiacos had no problems against a team from the lower half of the table, this time against Palaio Faliro (16:6), but almost every other match was very interesting.

Vouliagmeni beat Ethnikos in a game with two very different halves. After the 2nd quarter, the rivals were tied (1:1), but Vouliagmeni produced a 6:0 rush in the second half for aa 7:1 win.

Third-placed Apollon Smyrni found it hard to beat Glyfada (7th place) – 11:10. Ydriaikos, which holds the 4th place, dropped two points last weekend. Ydraikos led 10:6 before the 4th quarter of the match with Chania, but the game ended in a draw – 10:10.

Round 15

ΝΟ Vouliagmeni – Εthnikos 7:1 (0:0, 1:1, 3:0, 3:0)
Peristerio – Chios 6:7 (1:2, 3:1, 0:1, 2:3)
PΑΟΚ – OFTH 14:7 (3:3, 2:1, 6:1, 3:2)
Chania– Ydraikos 10:10 (2:4, 2:4, 2:2, 4:0)
Οlympiacos – Palaio Faliro 16:6 (5:2, 3:2, 5:2, 3:0)
Apollon Smyrni – Glyfada 11:10 (4:3, 4:1, 0:4, 3:2)

1 Olympiacos 15 – 45
2 Vouliagmeni 15 – 34
3 Apollon Smyrni 15 – 33
4 Ydraikos 15 – 27
5 PAOK 15 – 24
6 Ethnikos 15 – 21
7 Glyfada 15 – 20
8 Chania 14 – 18
9 Palaio Faliro 15 – 16
10 Chios 15 – 12
11 Peristeri 15 – 10
12 OFTH 14 – 0

FRANCE

Current champion Team Strasbourg faced a very hard task in the 12th round, but it defeated a big rival and continued winning streak. Strasbourg played against Pays d ‘Aix at home. The hosts led throughout the match. Early in the fourth quarter, Strasbourg built a 4-goal advantage (9:5), which proved crucial. The visitors played well in the last minutes, but they couldn’t equalize. Everything was clear when Strasbourg went 10:7 up. Pays reduced the gap to one, but it was too late. In the last possession, the visitors scored their 9th goal for the final score 10:9.

Strasbourg holds the 1st place, with three points more than Marseille, which beat Stade de Reims with ease (15:9). Third-placed Pays d’Aix is now 9 points behind Strasbourg.

Round 12

Stade de Reims Natation – CN Marseille 9:15 (1:4, 3:4, 3:2, 2:5)
Team Strasbourg – Pays d’Aix Natation 10:9 (2:1, 4:4, 2:0, 2:4)
Montpellier WP – Olympic. Nice Natation 9:3 (3:2, 1:0, 2:0, 3:1)
EN Tourcoing LM – FNC Douai 14:7 (3:2, 5:2, 3:2, 3:1)
CN Noisy-le-Sec – Sete Natation EDD 18:7 (4:2, 2:2, 6:1, 6:2)

1 Team Strasbourg 12 – 34
2 CN Marseille 12 – 31
3 Pays d’Aix Natation 12 – 25
4 EN Tourcoing LM 12 – 20
5 Montpellier 12 – 19
6 CN Noisy le Sec 12 – 16
7 O. Nice Natation 11 – 13
8 FNC Douai 12 – 9
9 Stade de Reims 12 – 6
10 Sete Natation 11 – 0

GERMANY

Title-holder Hannover and its arch-rival Spandau 04 blew away their respective rivals in floods of goals. Waspo beat SVV Plauen 22:11, while Spandau taught a lesson to Potsdam (17:3).

Round 11

Waspo 98 Hannover – SVV Plauen 22:11 (5:3, 6:2, 6:2, 5:4)
SSV Esslingen – ASC Duisburg 9:15 (2:4, 1:3, 4:3, 2:5)
SG Neukolln – Duisburger SV 98 3:7 (0:1, 1:3, 0:1, 2:2)
OSC Potsdam – Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 3:17 (0:2, 1:7, 1:3, 1:5)

1 Waspo 98 Hannover 11 – 22
2 Spandau 04 11 – 20
3 ASC Duisburg 10 – 13
4 SSV Esslingen 11 – 11
5 OSC Potsdam 11 – 9
6 SVV Plauen 10 – 6
7 Duisburger SV 98 11 – 3
8 SG Neukolln  11 – 2

ROMANIA

11th weekend

Poli Cluj – Dinamo Bucharest 7:19 (0:3, 1:6, 2:6, 3:4)
Poli Cluj – Dinamo Bucharest 5:19 (2:4, 1:2, 2:7, 0:6)

Steaua Bucharest – Rapid Bucharest 10:4 (1:2, 2:0, 2:0, 5:2)
Steaua Bucharest – Rapid Bucharest 16:5 (2:0, 2:0, 8:1, 4:4)

Crisul Oradea – CSM Oradea 5:18 (1:3, 2:4, 0:6, 2:5)
Crisul Oradea – CSM Oradea 7:17 (1:4, 3:4, 2:6, 1:3)

CSM Trgu Mures – Corona Sportul Studentesc 10:23 (1:4, 1:7, 2:7, 6:5)
CSM Trgu Mures – Corona Sportul Studentesc 5:19 (4:1, 0:8, 1:5, 0:5)

1 Steaua Bucharest 18 – 54
2 CSM Oradea 20 – 51
3 Corona Sportul Studen. 20 – 51
4 Dinamo Bucharest 20 – 42
5 Rapid Bucharest 20 – 24
6 Trgu Mures 20 – 21
7 Poli Cluj 20 – 10
8 Amefa Arad 18 – 6
9 Crisul Oradea 20 – 4

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