Offences were at their best as Friday brought 96 goals in four Champions League Group A matches, including 28 in a match between Jug and Barceloneta.
Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Italy all won close battles in the quarterfinals to stay in the medal hunt at World Championships.
Australia, Greece, Germany and Spain will round out the quarterfinals field for men’s water polo at the World Championships after playoff wins on Sunday.
Croatia, Hungary and Italy took control of their respective groups with victories on Wednesday in men’s water polo at the World Championships.
Ferencvaros started its quest in qualification, arrived to the Final Eight from the fourth place in the group and ended up with the Champions League trophy.
Champions League Day 8 features big wins for Brescia and Szolnok, while Olympiacos barely saves a point and BPM crashes in Split.
After 19 straight triumphs, this year’s match saw the Champions League winning side falling in the Super Cup final. Holder of Euro Cup, FTC-Telekom Budapest (Ferencvaros) bettered Greece’s Olympiacos Pireaus in a thrilling game ending in a penalty shootout in Budapest.
After 14 years, Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) clinched its second title in the Champions League after upsetting 8-time winner Pro Recco (ITA) in its own pool.
Olympiacos (GRE) prevailed against Barceloneta (ESP) in a low-scoring match while Recco (ITA) overcame Jug (CRO) in a gruelling fight.
Olympiacos (GRE) meets Barceloneta (ESP) while Recco (ITA) faces Jug (ITA) in the semi-finals.
2016 runner-up Olympiacos (GRE), 2014 winner Barceloneta (ESP), title-holder Szolnok (HUN) and last season 4th ranked Eger (HUN) have all joined host and 2015 champion Pro Recco in the Final Eight.