The Hungarians got by Spain with an epic finish in the World Championship semi-finals, with Krisztian Manhercz scoring the winner with seconds remaining.
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.
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.
The best club teams in the world have gathered in Hannover to play for the most prestigious trophy – four former winners and three newcomers will be part of the show from Thursday in Hannover as the Champions League Final Eight tournament kicks off with the four quarterfinals.
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.
Another outstanding evening of water polo is due in Budapest where Champions League winner Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) clashes with Euro Cup-holder FTC-Telekom Budapest (HUN) for the European Super Cup.
The next three days will see the best eight clubs of the world going for the title, featuring the greatest stars of present day water polo, at the Final Eight in Genoa, Italy.