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.
As usual, the first trophy hand-over of the season is due at the end of the LEN Trophy Final Four tournament, to be held on Saturday and Sunday in Barcelona.
Belgrade’s new emerging club Novi Beograd has agreed to host the next three editions of the LEN Champions League Final Eight tournament.
The Hungarian teams reached the final with ease: both OSC and Szolnok ticked the semi-finals, setting up an all-Magyar final for the second time after 1997.
Hungary’s Szolnok and OSC are the favourites, though Crvena Zvezda (SRB) and Vouliagmeni (GRE) will also have a shot at the final.
The four European countries will participate in the Super Final of the 2020 FINA Women’s Water Polo World League after a four-day tournament in Budapest.
The two Hungarian sides, OSC and Szolnok advanced with ease, while Vouliagmeni managed to oust favourite Mladost in a penalty shootout for a big upset.
Greece, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain will vie for the Super Final berths over the four-day tournament in Budapest.
Live-streamed on the web, the draws for the European club competitions were staged in the famous Foro Italico complex in Rome.
Lorenz was a two-time All-American who helped Team USA win the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the bronze medal at the 2004 Games.
This year’s five-member class are all Olympic athletes who’ve combined to win nine medals competing in a total 15 Olympic Games.
Winners of the last four editions, 2016 and 2019 champion Sabadell and 2017-18 victor Kinef Kirishi failed to reach this year’s Final Four.
The highlighted clash of the best eight is the duel of Radnicki and Szolnok, who were ranked 2nd and 3rd in their respective groups.
Sabadell stunned host Mediterrani by thrashing the fellow Spanish side.