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Vouliagmeni climbs to the 2nd place in Greek Championship

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Waterpology’s summary of the last weekend’s happenings at Spanish, Greek, French, Romanian and German water polo stage

Greece

Current European champion Olympiacos taught a lesson to Glyfada (15:5).

The match of the day was an encounter between Vouliagmeni and Apollon from Smirnis. Vouliagmeni, the host in this match, led for most of the time, but it didn’t manage to build a big advantage. Before the last period, it stood 6:5. In the final eight minutes, Vouliagmeni doubled an advantage for an 8:6 win. Manolis Solanakis pulled Vouliagmeni towards the win, with four goals. After this match, Vouliagmeni climbed into the 2nd place, with a point more than Apollon.

Ethnikos convincingly beat Ydraikos 10:5 at home. The visitors, which competed in the Euro Cup this season, had a nice start, as they gained a 3:1 lead. But, after that Ethnikos produced a 7:0 rush and jumped to a 8:3 lead deep into the third quarter. The hosts slowed down in the last 8 minutes, but Ydraikos couldn’t come back – 10:5.

14th round

Palaio Faliro – PAOK 6:7 (1:1, 1:4, 1:1, 3:1)
Vouliagmeni – Apollon Smirnis 8:6 (1:1, 3,2, 2:2, 2:1)
Chios – Chania 9:8 (3:2, 4:2, 1:3, 1:1)
Glyfada – Olympiacos 5:15 (0:3, 2:2, 1:5, 2:5)
OFTH – Peristerio 8:14 (2:4, 3:1, 1:4, 2:5)
Ethnikos – Ydraikos 10:5 (1:3, 4:0, 3:1, 2:1)

1 Olympiacos 14 – 42
2 Vouliagmeni 14 – 31
3 Apollon Smyrni 14-30
4 Ydraikos 14 – 26
5 Ethnikos 14 – 21
6 PAOK 14 – 21
7 Glyfada 14 – 22
8 Chania 13 – 17
9 Palaio Faliro 14 – 16
10 Peristeri 14 – 10
11 Chios 14 – 9
12 OFTH 13 – 0

Spain

The best Spanish club in the 21st century Barceloneta defeated Real Canoe. The 2014 European champion club jumped to an 8:3 lead early in the third quarter and secured a win (12:6).

The highlight of the day was the match Barcelona – Sabadell. The players of Sabadell took an early 2:1 lead. Barcelona responded with three consecutive goals for 4:2. By the end of the first quarter, Sabadell came to 3:4. The second period saw just one goal, so at halftime, the rivals were tied (4:4). The third quarter was decisive for the outcome. Before the last eight minutes, Barcelona was a goal ahead (6:5). Both sides scored three goals each in the fourth quarter. Barcelona, led by an outstanding Adria Delgado (4 goals), took points with a 9:8 win.

14th round

Mediterani – Navara 17:2 (5:1, 3:1, 4:0, 5:0)
Barceloneta – Real Canoe 12:6 (3:1, 3:2, 3:1, 3:2)
CN Mataro – Sant Andreu 9:11 (3:4, 2:1, 1:2, 3:4)
Barcelona – Sabadell 9:8 (4:3, 0:1, 2:1, 3:3)
Concepcion Ciudad Lineal – Terrassa 2:22 (0:8, 0:5, 1:3, 1:6)
Catalunya – Tenerife 12:5 (2:0, 2:1, 4:2, 4:2)

1 Barceloneta 14 – 42
2 Terassa 14 – 36
3 Barcelona 14 – 36
4 Mediterani 14 – 30
5 Mataro 14 – 27
6 Sant Andreu 14 – 26
7 Sabadell 14 – 17
8 Real Canoe 14 – 11
9 Navarra 14 – 10
10 Catalunya 14 – 9
11 Tenerife 14 – 4
12 Concepcion 14 – 0

France

The 11th round of the French Championships saw 114 goals!

One of the derbies was a clash of former champion Olympic Nice and Noisy le Sec, that was played in Nice. Noisy had a 5:3 lead after 16 minutes of play, but Olympic was able for a big comeback in the third and in the fourth quarter. The hosts recorded a 10:6 victory.

11th round

Team Strasbourg – Stade de Reims Natation 10: 4 (3:1, 4:1, 2:2, 1:0)
FNC Douai – CN Marseille 12: 18 (3:5, 0:3, 4:6, 5:4)
Pays d’Aix Natation – Montpellier 16:11 (5:2, 4:1, 3:4, 4:4)
Sete Natation EDD – EN Tourcoing LM 9:18 (1:4, 1:4, 4:4, 3:6)
Olympic Nice Natation – CN Noisy le Sec 10:6 (2:3, 1:2, 4:1, 3:0)

1 Team Strasbourg 11 – 31
2 CN Marseille 11 – 28
3 Pays d’Aix Natation 11 – 25
4 EN Tourcoing LM 11 – 17
5 Montpellier WP 11 – 16
6 CN Noisy le Sec 11 -13
7 Olympic Nice Natation 10- 13
8 FNC Douai 11 – 9
9 Stade de Reims 11 – 6
10 Sete Natation EDD 10 – 0

Romania

The 19th and the 20th round of the Romanian Championship were played on Saturday and on Sunday. Title-holder and the Romanian Cup winner Steaua had a bye weekend.

Second-placed CSM Oradea hosted Rapid Bucharest. The home side convincingly beat the visitors in both matches. Oradea celebrated a 13-goal victory (18:5) on Saturday. A day later, a gap between the two teams was 9 (14:5).

Corona Sportul Studentesc had no mercy in Cluj where they played against Poli. Corona water polo players scored 45 goals in two days. In the first match, they won 20:7. On Sunday, they froze Poli with 25:10 victory.

10th weekend (19th and 20th round)

Poli Cluj – Corona Sportul Studentesc 7:20
CSM Oradea – Rapid Bucharest 18:5
CSM Targu Mures – Amefa Arad 5:7
Dinamo Bucharest – Crisul Oradea 15:8

Poli Cluj – Corona Sportul Studentes 10:25
CSM Targu Mures – Amefa Arad 11:7
CSM Oradea – Rapud Bucharest 14:5
Dinamo Bucharest – Crisul Oradea 16:7

1 Steaua Bucharest 16 – 48
2 CSM Oradea 18 – 45
3 Corona Sportul Studentesc 18 – 45
4 Dinamo Bucharest 18 – 36
5 Rapid Bucharest 18 – 24
6 Targu Mures 18 – 21
7 Poli Cluj 18 – 10
8 Amefa Arad 18 – 6
9 Crisul Oradea 18 – 4

Germany

As usual, the Champions League clubs Hannover and Spandau stormed past their respective rivals.

Pro A League, 10th round

Spandau 04 – SSV Esslingen 25:1 (8:0, 5:0, 6:0, 6:1)
Duisburger SV 98 – OSC Potsdam 5:11 (1:2, 1:3, 1:2, 2:4)
Waspo 98 Hannover – SG Neukölln 21:2 (4:1, 5:0, 5:1, 7:0)
SVV Plauen – ASC Duisburg on February 23rd

1 Waspo 98 Hannover 10 – 20
2 Spandau 04 10 – 18
3 ASC Duisburg 9 – 11
4 SSV Esslingen 10 – 11
5 OSC Potsdam 10 -11
6 SVV Plauen 9 – 6
7 SG Neukolln 10 – 2
8 Duisburger SV 98 10 – 1

 

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