Tbilisi, Montpellier to continue in Euro Cup

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septembre 28, 2014

Source : http://www.waterpoloworld.com/News/tabid/169/ArticleId/7472/news.aspx

Montpellier Oradea CL R1

 

With the last matches of the Champions League first round weekend played on Sunday morning it became clear that both Ligamus Tbilisi and Montpellier will have to continue their European adventure in the Euro Cup tournament, after both finishing 6th in the respective groups. On the other end OSC Budapest and Mladost Zagreb consolidated their leading positions and in case of Mladost even did so by winning 5 out of 5 matches in Herceg Novi. Last year’s Euro Cup finalists have boosted their confidence ahead of the domestic season start and the Champions League 2nd round draw where some of Europe’s top teams will join in. On Sunday Mladost convincingly defeated hosts Jadran 5-13 behind 4 goals from emerging Croatian international Luka Bukic. In other matches Sintez Kazan used a 7-2 second-quarter run to down Montpellier 16-10 sending them to the Euro Cup while Oradea could not get past Hannover who enjoyed a nice 0-2 start as both sides eventually drew level at 9-9. In group A in Marseille the top 3 was formed with the final matches’ results although the leading positions of winners OSC Budapest and last year’s Euro Cup winners Spartak Volgograd was not endangered. Spartak powered themselves past Ligamus Tbilisi 9-20 despite trailing 5-4 at quarter-time. Konstantin Kiselev and Sergey Lisunov led the way for the Russians scoring 4 each. Radnicki managed to finish in 3rd place after beating Posillipo 6-10 on Sunday morning with standout Nikola Dedovic as top scorer netting 4 shots. OSC was up in the final match facing hosts Marseille who tried hard but suffered from a quick 1-5 deficit in the opening quarter as the Hungarian ran away with the 8-12 victory, led by Joe Kayes and Ferenc Salamon who scored 4 each. Now powerhouses like Primorje, Szolnok and Pro Recco will join in in the second round, to be played in four different cities in four groups from 17-19 October. The draw for the second round is expected next week.

LEN Champions League 2014-2015

Qualification round 1

26-28 September, 2014

Group A (to be played in Marseille, France)

Sunday, 28 September:

Ligamus Tbilisi (GEO) vs. Spartak Volgograd (RUS) 9-20 (5-4, 3-4, 1-7, 0-5)
CN Posillipo (ITA) vs. VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) 6-10 (1-2, 2-3, 2-2, 1-3)
CN Marseille (FRA) vs. OSC Budapest (HUN) 8-12 (1-5, 2-2, 3-4, 2-1)

Group A final rankings are as follows:

1. OSC Budapest 5 – 13 pts
2. Spartak Volgograd 5 – 13
3. VK Radnicki Kragujevac 5 – 9
4. C.N. Marseille 5 – 6
5. C.N. Posillipo 5 – 3
6. Ligamus Tbilisi 5 – 0

Thursday, 25 September:

CN Posillipo (ITA) vs. Ligamus Tbilisi (GEO) 12-4 (6-1, 1-1, 1-0, 4-2)
CN Marseille (FRA) vs. VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) 7-8 (2-3, 2-2, 1-2, 2-1)
Spartak Volgograd (RUS) vs. OSC Budapest (HUN) 9-9 (1-2, 3-1, 3-4, 2-2)

Friday, 26 September:

VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) vs. OSC Budapest 4-8 (3-1, 0-3, 1-1, 0-3)
CN Marseille (FRA) vs. Ligamus Tbilisi (GEO) 16-4
CN Posillipo (ITA) vs. Spartak Volgograd (RUS) 8-13 (1-3, 3-3, 2-4, 2-3)

Ligamus Tbilisi (GEO) vs. VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) 4-15 (3-7, 0-2, 1-3, 0-3)
CN Marseille (FRA) vs. Spartak Volgograd (RUS) 10-14 (3-4, 1-2, 3-3, 3-1)
OSC Budapest (HUN) vs. CN Posillipo (ITA) 10-1 (2-0, 0-1, 6-0, 2-0)

Saturday, 27 September:

OSC Budapest (HUN) vs. Ligamus Tbilisi (GEO) 22-7 (6-0, 3-2, 8-2, 5-3)
CN Marseille (FRA) vs. CN Posillipo (ITA) 14-13 (5-4, 1-1, 5-4, 3-4)
Spartak Volgograd (RUS) vs. VK Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) 12-10 (4-1, 3-2, 2-2, 3-5)

Group B (to be played in Herceg Novi, Montenegro)

Sunday, 28 September:

CSM Digi Oradea (ROU) vs. Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) 9-9 (0-2, 1-1, 3-1, 5-5)
Sintez Kazan (RUS) vs. Montpellier Waterpolo (FRA) 16-10 (2-1, 7-2, 3-4, 4-3)
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 5-13 (1-3, 2-3, 1-1, 1-6)

Group B final rankings are as follows:

1. HAVK Mladost Zagreb 5 – 15 pts
2. Sintez Kazan 5 – 12
3. Jadran Herceg Novi 5 – 7
4. Waspo Hannover 5 – 4
5. CSM Digi Oradea 5 – 3
6. Montpellier Waterpolo 5 – 1

Thursday, 25 September:

Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) vs. Montpellier Waterpolo (FRA) 12-9 (4-1, 4-1, 3-4, 1-3)
HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) vs. Sintez Kazan (RUS) 9-7 (2-2, 2-2, 3-1, 2-2)
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. CSM Digi Oradea (ROU) 6-6 (2-1, 0-1, 2-1, 2-3)

Friday, 26 September:

CSM Digi Oradea (ROU) vs. Montpellier Waterpolo (FRA) 6-6 (2-1, 0-3, 2-1, 2-1)
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. Sintez Kazan (RUS) 6-8 (2-1, 2-5, 1-1, 1-1)
HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) vs. Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) 13-8 (5-4, 2-0, 4-2, 2-2)

Sintez Kazan (RUS) vs. CSM Digi Oradea (ROU) 11-8 (4-3, 2-1, 2-3, 3-1)
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) 14-6 (3-2, 3-1, 2-1, 6-2)
Montpellier Waterpolo (FRA) vs. HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) 8-10 (1-1, 2-3, 1-2, 4-4)

Saturday, 27 September:

Waspo 98 Hannover (GER) vs. Sintez Kazan (RUS) 10-11 (2-2, 1-4, 3-2, 4-3)
HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) vs. CSM Digi Oradea (ROU) 12-7 (4-2, 2-1, 3-2, 3-2)
Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. Montpellier Waterpolo (FRA) 9-7 (3-1, 1-1, 2-0, 3-5)

*top 5 teams of each group advance to qualification round 2. Teams finishing 6th continue in Euro Cup qualification.

Directly qualified for qualification round 2

– Primorje EB Rijeka (CRO)
– ASC Duisburg (GER)
– Szolnok (HUN)
– Pro Recco (ITA)
– Crvena zvezda (Red Star) Belgrade (SRB)
– Yumze Istanbul (TUR)

These clubs will form four groups of four and will have round robin tournaments at four host cities on 17-19 October. Top 2 of these groups advance to play-off qualification round 3.