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Mataró and Sabadell set foot in a new four-way final

Mataró and Sabadell set foot in a new four-way final

The final four of the women’s water polo Champions League may have two Spanish teams in this 2023 edition. Both CN Mataró and CN Sabadell set foot in that event after successfully completing the first legs of the quarterfinals. If those of the Maresme beat Olympiakos 9-11current champion, in the hell of Athens, the Vallès thrashed by 15-10 to Roma in Can Llong. The return will be in two weeks. CE Mediterrani, the third Spanish team, lost 9-13 to Dunaujvaros and it is uphill.

The big news on Saturday was the victory of Mataró, who did not have one of their best players, the Spanish international Anni Espar. Dani Ballart commented in the preview that the team was arriving at the best moment of the season, and that’s how he behaved in the Piraeus pool. Although the Spanish began marking territory in the first quarter with a 2-5 run, Olympiakos, thanks to their internationals, especially the Plevritou sisters, balanced the balance before the break, which was reached with a score of 4-5. . Mataró continued sharpening in attack, with goals from Simone van de Kraats (3), Silvia Morell (2) or the Hungarian Rita Keszthely, the great signing of the course. That earned him to go with three goals up in the last quarter and manage the difference in the last (9-11).

Earlier, in the Can Llong pool where the final phase of the Queen’s Cup will be held next weekend, CN Sabadell faced the duel against Roma, who had been ahead of Olympiakos in the group phase and It had the pool factor in its favour. The income of five goals seems sufficient for David Palma’s experienced team, aware that they will have to suffer in the Italian capital. The Vallesan scorers were satisfied. Judith Forca scored two goals, four from the very young Elena Ruiz, two from Bea Ortiz and another four from the Dutch Catharina Van der Sloot. They even pushed in the last quarter to leave with that 15-10 that seems definitive.

A few kilometers further towards the sea, in the Sants neighbourhood, CE Mediterrani could not round off the great Saturday of Spanish water polo when they fell 9-13 against a superior Dunaujvaros. The first and third quarters were decisive, with a 2-8 run for the Hungarians. The improvement in the other two rooms for the girls of Marc Comas was useless. Paula Crespí and Paula Prats, with three goals each, were the top scorers. In the fourth match, Orizzonte Catania, the most successful team, is emerging as the fourth finalist after beating Greek Ano Glyfada iRepair 13-14.

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