In Group A, the three-horse race for the last remaining two berths didn’t end on
the penultimate day. Brescia managed to halt Barceloneta’s 10-game unbeaten
run in Spain and with a home game against Hannover on the last day the Italians
seem to be on the right track to make their second straight appearance in the
finals. They marched to a 1-4 lead deep into the second half and even though the
hosts came back to 5-6 by the end of the third, an early goal for Brescia decided
the match.

That was bad news for Dynamo: though the Russians staged an encouraging start
against group-leader Olympiacos, after 3-0 the Greeks arrived to the game and in
the second they managed to equalise. Soon Olympiacos began dominating, they
led 8-9 before the last break and with a quick double in 97 seconds in the fourth
they went 8-11 up, and sailed away with another win in the remaining time. This
cemented their top position in the group while Dynamo needs to beat Jug (CRO) in
Dubrovnik on the last day.

The Croats had to dig deep in Belgrade as the young Partizan (SRB) side came up
with a fine performance though it was enough to suffer their narrowest defeat (8-
10) in the competition.

In Group B Recco downed Eger (HUN) with ease as the Hungarians seemed to put
their focus on their ongoing league semi-final against Szolnok, at least their line-up
mirrored that approach. With a triple from Filip Filipovic Recco gained a big lead
early, Eger had a brighter spell coming back from 7-2 to 7-5 but the home side
responded well and with a 6-0 rush they killed the excitements. Thus F8 host Recco
secured its first place.

Title-holder Szolnok forced a quick decision in Bucharest, took a 2-6 lead against
Steaua (ROU) in the first period and went on scoring 17 goals for the third time in
this season.

Jadran (MNE) also delivered the compulsory win over Alphen (NED)
and now awaits the outcome of the Sunday match between Sabadell (ESP) and
Spandau (GER). If the Germans win, they qualify, any other result would set up a
life-or- death match against Jadran on Day 14.

Champions League, Day 13

Group A
Atletic Barceloneta (ESP) v AN Brescia (ITA) 5-7
Partizan Belgrade (SRB) v Jug Croatia Osiguranje Dubrovnik (CRO) 8-10
Dynamo Moscow (RUS) v Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) 9-13
19.30 Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) v A Hid-OSC Budapest (HUN)

Standings: 1. Olympiacos 34, 2. Barceloneta 27, 3. Jug 25, 5. Brescia 23, 3. Dynamo 22, 6.Hannover 9, 7. OSC 7, 8. Partizan 0

Group B
Steaua Bucharest (ROU) v Szolnoki Dozsa-Kozgep (HUN) 9-17
Jadran Carine Herceg Novi (MNE) v AZC Alphen (NED) 15-7
Pro Recco (ITA) v ZF-Eger (HUN) 14-6
12.00 Astralpool Sabadell (ESP) v Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 (GER)

Standings: 1. Recco 36, 2. Eger 28, 4. Szolnok 27, 3. Spandau 21, 5. Jadran 19, 6. Steaua 12, 7. Sabadell 9, 8. Alphen 0


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