Sintez earned its historical first Champions League triumph, while Jug rallied from two goals down vs. Spandau. Barceloneta and Olympiacos also won.
Title-holder Olympiacos Piraeus topped Pro Recco 12-11 and Zodiac Barceloneta bested FTC-Telekom Budapest (HUN) 9-7 in Friday’s Champions League semifinals.
Recco and Jug Dubrovnik are the first teams to technically book their respective spots in the Final Eight already on Day 9. Brescia earned another great win, this time against Barceloneta and moved to the second place in Group A.
Title-holder Olympiacos (GRE), 2017 champion Szolnok (HUN) and 2016 winner Jug (CRO) will play in the same group in the upcoming season of the Champions League, according to the draw held in Barcelona on Wednesday.
For the first time in the history of the European Water Polo Championships, the penalty shootout decided the title and it was retained by Serbia, despite an electrifying performance of the host Spaniards.
Serbia made its 4th straight final at the European Water Polo Championships, beating the world champion Croatian team in an enormous physical battle, to set up a title match meeting with Spain, who outlasted Italy.
For the first time since 1991 Hungary will be missing from the semi-finals of the men’s tournament at the European Water Polo Championships: the Magyar side was ousted by the Olympic champion Serbian team with ease.
Olympiacos (GRE) prevailed against Barceloneta (ESP) in a low-scoring match while Recco (ITA) overcame Jug (CRO) in a gruelling fight.