Olympiacos won a hard-fought battle over Dunaujvaros to secure its second triumph in the Euro League.
Olympiacos returns to the final after 2019 to face Dunaujvaros, which will have its first-ever appearance in the last match of the Euro League Final Four.
The Euro League Final Four features one former champion, Greece’s Olympiacos, and two former LEN Trophy winners in UVSE and Dunaujvaros.
Serbian Olympic champion Filip Filipovic netted five goals, including the last two, which gave his side a three-goal advantage in a thrilling match.
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Both ended up in third place in their respective groups but as a consolation they managed to go all they way to the final of LEN’s second-tier competition.
With each favorite winning on the last day of the prelims, title-holder Ferencvaros finished atop the group, ahead of Barceloneta, whom they had beaten twice.
Hannover came back from 3-6 down to beat Dinamo Tbilisi 7-6 in the decisive match and joined the Final Eight field as the last one on board.
CN Marseille made history: by beating Spandau the French side reached the Final Eight for the first time, and could even finish third in Group A.
Recco already claimed the first place in Group A with two rounds to go after a hard-fought win over Spandau.
Two three-goal surges from Kirishi proved to be decisive in the final, though Mataro fought bravely to keep the Russians under pressure.
Olympiacos needs one more point to join the group of five qualifiers – but the hunt for the final spots in both groups will be wild and unpredictable.
Kirishi has the chance to claim the cup for the first time in its rich history after downing arch-rival Sabadell by netting 18 goals.
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