Much like Recco in Group A, his Italian compatriot Brescia also had four wins in as many matches in Budapest as he defended it brilliantly and kept defending champion Ferencvaros with 6 goals on the final matchday. In the race for fourth qualifying place, Hanover took the upper hand over Jadran Herceg Novi – the German Montenegrin stars did the most to secure the crucial victory over the Montenegrin champion. La Barceloneta has retained its first place after these four days but the first place will not be decided until April.
Group B (Budapest), round 7: Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v Zodiac Atletic Barceloneta (ESP) 6-14, AN Brescia (ITA) v FTC-Telekom Budapest (HUN) 9-6, Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) v Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) 9-4
Ranking: 1. Barceloneta 18, 2. Brescia 18, 3. Ferencvaros 15, 4. Hannover 6, 5. Dinamo 3, 6. Jadran 3
Tournaments # 3 are scheduled for April 19-22.
The last big game of the week got off to a good start: Brescia got off to a rolling start, two great shots from Maro Jokovic, a “ stealth ” from Vincenzo Renzuto gave them a 3-0 lead in four minutes while they easily managed the local team. attacks. But the first 6v5 for Ferencvaros not only broke the ice but put the title holders in the steal mood, Gergo Zalanki finished a block and Nikola Jaksic scored his second after another well-played man-up. for 3-3 – still inside the first period.
The first 6 of 5 for Ferencvaros ended with a quick ball loss in the second, then Brescia were lucky to regain the ball in their man after a save and Jacopo Alesiani was able to score on the second attempt to put end to their drought at 7:14 minutes. At the other end, another man-up was gone, this time with a turn-over foul (although the ball did hit the net), while Angelos Vlachopoulos’ smart shot gave Angelos Vlachopoulos a 5-3 lead. in Brescia. They had a man after a timeout for +3 but Soma Vogel could catch the ball coming from close but that only offered temporary relief as his companions struggled to create danger up front so he was 6-3 soon. . Renzuto buried a penalty. As Brescia set up a 3-0 run again, Ferencvaros’ 6 of 5 conversion was 0/3 in this period as Zalanki’s shot soared, the Magyars were shut out this quarter and the score partial. was almost the same as last December when the Italians were leading 5-2 at halftime.
The crossbar prevented the Hungarians from dropping -4 into Brescia’s extra and Zalanki sent the ball to the net from the meter to end their goalless phase after 9:59 minutes. They could have come close but wasted two manups with bad shots, although Vogel also stopped one at the other end. After four minutes it became crucial who scored first in the middle of the grueling swim race. At 2:47 left, Vamos returned the ball home after a 6-5 penalty, but the new entrants rounded up the next man for the Italians in the next possession and Giacomo Cannella reset the cushion to two. goals they held. with brilliant defense until the last break.