May 2023

Miracle by Vouliagmeni, the 4th placed oust the group-winners

Quarter-finals: AN Brescia (ITA) v NC Vouliagmeni (GRE) 10-11 Though Brescia opened the game with a fine goal by Jacopo Alesiani – after a great steal he forced an exclusion then finished the one-on-one –, the Italians couldn’t pick up their game. Instead, the Greeks managed to score twice, from a penalty and a man-up,

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NBG in the semis again, while Olympiacos miss eight man-ups in a row

Quarter-finals: Novi Beograd (SBR) v Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) 13-11 After some ’warm-up’ attempts, Miroslav Perkovic’s easy put-away opened the scoring, then Olympiacos missed a man-up,  but soon Marton Vamos’ fine action shot from a sharp angle also put the Greeks on the scoreboard after four minutes. Another 2m set-up, this time buried by Dorde Vucinic,

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Barceloneta’s 101-second storm was enough to make the semis

Quarter-finals: Zodiac CNA Barceloneta (ESP) v Jug Adriatic Osiguranje Dubrovnik (CRO) 11-9 The opening period was rather a penalty shootout – five were awarded but only three were landing in the net. Tensions took over, even those with the ‘safest’ hands missed the big chance – Marc Larumbe and Felipe Perrone on the Spanish side

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