The female team of WBC Tirol (Innsbruck) and the men’s squad of ASV Wien (Vienna) won the trophies in the 2020 Austrian Cup.
Both teams completed the year with “double crowns”, since WBC Tirol and ASV Wien won the titles in their respective national leagues earlier this year.
The Austrian Cup’s final tournament, both for men and for women, was held in Salzburg. Water polo fans were able to follow the play-by-play action of all the matches on the platform Total Waterpolo Arena.
Five teams entered the male tournament. WBC Tirol (the 2019 Cup winner), national champion ASV Wien, and WBC Innsbruck played in Group A of the first stage. Vice-champion PL Salzburg and WBV Graz were in Group 2.
ASV Wien started the tournament with a defeat in the match against defending champion WBC Tirol (9:13) and a convincing win over WBC Innsbruck (22:7) in the group stage.
In the semifinals, ASV defeated WBV Graz (13:11), while Salzburg edged out and dethroned Tirol (13:12). The final was a one-sided contest. ASV Wien left no chance to PL Salzburg and won the trophy with a 16:6 victory.
Three teams played in the female competition. WBC Tirol, PL Bregenz, and ASV Wien fought in a group competition. WBC Tirol won both of their games. On Saturday, they beat PL Bregenz (8:5).On Sunday, Tirol defeated ASV Wien in a tight and exciting encounter – 12:11 and successfully defended the trophy won last year.
2020 Austrian Cup, Salzburg
For play-by-play action and detailed statistics visit Total Waterpolo Arena – 2020 Austrian Cup
Day 1 (Group stage)
ASV Wien – WBC Tirol 9:13 (3:5, 3:3, 0:1, 3:4)
WBC Tirol – WBC Innsbruck 24:11 (8:1,3:2,5:4,8:4)
WBC Innsbruck – ASV Wien 7:22 (1:4,1:6,2:6,3:6)
PL Salzburg – WBV Graz 8:14 (1:3,2:4,2:4,3:3)
Day 2 (classification matches)
WBC Tirol – PL Salzburg 12:13 (3:3,3:5,3:2,3:3)
ASV Wien – WBV Graz 13:11 (2:2,2:3,5:3,4:3)
WBC Tirol – WBV Graz 21:13 (3:6,5:2,7:3,6:2)
ASV Wien – PL Salzburg 16:6 (3:2,4:0,3:2,6:2)
WBC Tirol – PL Bregenz 8:5 (1:1,3:1,2:0,2:3)
PL Bregenz – ASV Wien 14:13 (4:3,4:2,3:6,3:2)
WBC Tirol – ASV Wien 12:11 (3:1,2:6,4:2,3:2)