Sintez earned its historical first Champions League triumph, while Jug rallied from two goals down vs. Spandau. Barceloneta and Olympiacos also won.
The United States women’s water polo team claimed its sixth World Championship title, while Italy was crowned as the men’s champion for the fourth time.
Italy captured its fourth men’s water polo World Championship on Saturday with a 10-5 win over Spain. The Italians also won gold in 1978, 1994 and 2011.
Spain and Italy will face off on Saturday, seeking their third and fourth World Championships titles respectively, after posting semifinal wins on Thursday.
Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Italy all won close battles in the quarterfinals to stay in the medal hunt at World Championships.
Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia claimed the first four spots in the men’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
The European favorites all came through with wins on the final day of group play at the men’s water polo World League Super Final.
Day 2 of the Men’s Super Final brought two blowouts care of Japan and Australia and two nailbiters with Hungary and Serbia outlasting their foes.
Olympiacos (GRE) prevailed against Barceloneta (ESP) in a low-scoring match while Recco (ITA) overcame Jug (CRO) in a gruelling fight.
Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Hungary all won their respective groups and advance to the quarter-finals of the men’s tournament in Budapest.
Serbia, Montenegro, Japan and Greece all had big wins on Day Two of the men’s water polo group play in Budapest.
The home team’s fairy-tale ride through the Olympic men’s water polo tournament came to an end on Tuesday when Croatia overpowered Brazil, 10-6.
A Serbia-Hungary tie highlighted yesterday’s water polo competition, along with a victory for Croatia over the American men.
Despite 2 goals from their captain Tony Azevedo, the American men fell in their opening match of the 2016 Olympics.