November 2023

Five talking points from Round 5 of the men’s Champions League

Six spots taken, two up for grabs With one round of games to go, the field for the quarter-final round is shaping up nicely, as six spots have been secured and three teams have their place as group winners. Title-holders Recco, last season’s bronze medallists Barceloneta and 2019 champions Ferencvaros already made the cut on …

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Water Polo Champions League Men: Novi Beograd sends Brescia to the brink of elimination

Brescia, semi-finalists in 2021 and 2022, are on the verge of an early exit after suffering a heavy defeat in Belgrade. Two-times runners-up Novi Beograd staged a powerful 8-0 run in the second half to book their spot in the quarters, meaning the Italians’ fate is no longer in their own hands. In the other …

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Water Polo Champions League Men: Jadran Split advances, while FTC and Barceloneta secure top spot

Jadran Split is the next team to book its spot in the quarter-final round after winning an epic 30-goal thriller against Jadran Herceg Novi in Group C. Ferencvaros secured the top spot with a new scoring record in this group stage as they hit 20 goals past Crvena Zvezda. Elsewhere, Barceloneta clinched first place in …

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Water Polo Champions League Men: Five quarter-final spots up for grabs in penultimate week of group stage action

While Recco (ITA), Ferencvaros (HUN) and Barceloneta (ESP) have already reached safe waters by booking their spots in the next round, the remaining five quarter-final berths will be at stake in a series of crucial encounters in the penultimate games of the Champions League group stage. Group A is the only one where everything is …

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Five talking points from Round 4 of the men’s Champions League

Here are five interesting features from this week’s fourth round of the men’s Champions League, which saw three teams – Ferencvaros, Barceloneta and Recco – advance to the quarter-finals. 1 Olympiacos and its Croats showed no mercy in Dubrovnik Olympiacos handed a historical 5-15 defeat to Jug in Dubrovnik – no visiting team has ever …

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Water Polo Champions League Men: Recco breezes through to the quarters

Recco was the third team to advance to the quarter-finals after an easy win in Tbilisi. Olympiacos took a huge step to follow the Italians as the Greek champions hammered Jug by 10 goals, the worst-ever home defeat for the Croats on the European stage. Brescia won a thriller against Sabadell, while Novi Beograd regained …

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Water Polo Champions League Men: Ferencvaros and Barceloneta qualify for the quarters

As expected, Ferencvaros and Barceloneta both claimed commanding away wins to secure their respective berths in the quarter-final round. Crvena Zvezda upset Jadran Split in a thriller and Marseille came back from three goals down to beat Vouliagmeni and keep its hopes very much alive. Group C: Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) v FTC-Telekom (HUN) 10-17, Crvena Zvezda …

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