After four very interesting games in the semi-finals of the Euro Cup, the final will be a Budapest derby between USVE and FTC.
USVE secured a win of 10-6 against Eger in Budapest, leading to a final aggregate score of 22-18. Plebiscito won against FTC in the Hungarian capital, but FTC utilised their advantage from Padova to secure an aggregate result of 19-18.
Euro Cup, semi-finals second leg
USVE – ZF Eger 10-6 (3-2, 3-1, 2-1, 2-2)
USVE: Magyari, Aubeli 1, Macsai 1, Hajdu 2, Szucs, Varro, Baksa 2, Farago 2, Szegedi, Lendvay, Tiba 1, Peresztegi-Nagy 1, Golopencza.
Eger: Kiss, Jancso, Borsi 1, Parkes 1, Molnar 1, Katona, S. Szilagyi, D. Czigany 2, Kekesi, Bodi, Szellak, Szilagyi 1, Dulic.
In the Hungarian derby between USVE and Eger, USVE won 10-6 in Budapest and advanced to the final Euro Cup. In the first leg, the result was tied 12-12, but USVE had the advantage of playing at home.
During the game, Eger initially took the lead, but USVE quickly responded and regained the lead by the end of the first quarter. In the second period, Eger managed to equalize, but USVE scored three goals in a row to take a commanding 6-3 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, USVE continued to dominate and extended their lead to 8-4 by the end of the quarter. In the final period, USVE maintained a comfortable lead, although Eger managed to reduce the difference to 10-6 by the end of the match.
FTC Telekom – Plebiscito Padova 7-9 (1-3, 3-1, 2-5, 1-0)
FTC: Neszmely, Millot, Mate 1, Gurisatti 2, Pocze 1, Farkas, Leimeter 1, Simon-Illes 1, Kuna, Petik, Toth-Csabai 1, Domsodi, Greso.
Plebiscito: Teani, Barzon 3, Valyi, Citino 1, Queirolo, Casson, Millo 1, Dario 1, McKelvey, Meggiato, Centanni 3, Cassara, Giacon.
FTC had the advantage from the first leg of the match with a score of 12-9, which they used to secure their place in the final. Plebiscito won the match in Budapest, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the advantage of FTC from the first leg, and FTC secured their place in the final with a final score of 19-18.
During the game, in the first quarter, Plebiscito took the lead with Millo scoring the opening goal, but Leimeter equalized for FTC. Plebiscito regained the lead with two goals from Barzon and maintained it until the end of the first quarter with a score of 1-3.
In the second quarter, Pocze scored a goal for FTC to make it 2-3, but Citino responded with a goal for Plebiscito to extend their lead to 2-4. FTC managed to tie the game at 4-4 with two goals before halftime.
In the third quarter, FTC took the lead with a goal from Gurisatti to make it 5-4, but Plebiscito responded strongly with four goals in a row to take a three-goal lead of 5-8. FTC managed to score another goal to make it 6-8, but Barzon scored another goal for Plebiscito to make it 6-9 at the end of the third quarter.
In the last quarter, there was no goal for a long time, and Plebiscito was very close to taking the game to penalties. However, with only 70 seconds remaining, FTC scored a crucial goal through Mate, which secured their place in the final and a final score of 19-18.
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