Brescia and Ortigia, the teams that successfully finished the Champions League qualifications last week, continued their series of good results on the domestic stage.
On Day 2 of the Italian League, Brescia beat Roma 14:7. Ortigia defeated Telimar Palermo (8:5) in the Sicilian derby.
Posillipo overcame Metanopoli Milan 11:7.
Two games have been postponed because of the corona cases at Savona and Salerno.
Salerno – Quinto postponed
Pro Recco bye
Standings: 1. Recco 3 (1 match), 2. Quinto 0 (1), 3. Salerno -.
Brescia-Roma Nuoto 14:7 (4:1, 1:1, 5:2, 4:3)
Brescia: Vlachopoulos 3, Lazic 2, Canella 2, E. Di Somma 1, Balzarini 1, Dolce 1, Jokovic 1, Nikolaidis 1, Renzuto 1, Alesiani 1.
Roma Nuoto: Di Santo 2, N. Vavic 1, P. Faraglia 1, M. Vavic 1, Casasola 1, Spione 1.
Standings: 1. Brescia 3 (1), 2. Roma 0 (1), 3. Trieste -.
Telimar-Ortigia 5:8 (1:3, 1:3, 2:0, 1:2)
Telimar: Del Basso 1, Galioto 2, Giliberti 1, Lo Dico 1.
Ortigia: Gallo 2, S. Vidovic 2, Cassia 1, Ferrero 1, Mirarchi 1, S. Rossi 1.
Standings: 1:Ortigia 6 (2), 2. Telimar 0 (1), 3. Lazio 0 (1)
Metanopoli – Posillipo 7:11 (2:3, 4:3, 1:3, 0:2)
Metanopoli: Lanzoni 4, Monari 2, G. Bianco 1.
Posillipo: Bertoli 3, Baraldi 2, M. Di Martire 2, G. Mattiello 2, J. Parella 2.
Florentia – Savona postponed.
Standings: 1. Posillipo 6 (2), 2. Savona 3 (1), 3.Florentia 0 (1), 4. Metanopoli 0 (2).
Today, Brescia played its first match in the 2020/21 Italian League. By beating Roma, Brescia recorded its ninth consecutive victory in the season (five in the Italian Cup, three in the Champions League Qualifications, and one in the national championships). Brescia earned a 5:1 lead in the tenth minute. But, Roma didn’t give in. The visitors reduced the gap to three before the middle break (2:5). Two and a half minutes before the end of the third period, Roma still trailed by three goals (4:7). But, in the last 02:15 minutes of this period, Brescia netted three goals and entered the last period with a safe 10:4 advantage. Greek Angelos Vlachopoulos was the best scorer (three goals), Serb Djordje Lazic netted two. Croatia’s left-handed goal-getter Maro Jokovic, returned to the team after he missed the Champions League qualifications due to an injury. Jokovic contributed to the win with one goal.
Ortigia controlled the Sicilian derby from the beginning. The visitors had a nice 4-goal lead (6:2) at halftime. But, the hosts were able to come back. Telimar tightened up its defense after the middle break and halved the deficit before the last quarter (4:6). Telimar held Ortigia goalless for more than 12 minutes. Finally, Ortigia’s Stefano Rossi broke the silence in the 29th minute, for 7:4. Shortly after that, Ferrero found the net for 5:7, but the hosts couldn’t go further. Vidovic hit the back of the net for the final score – Ortigia won 8:5.
Posillipo earned its second win in the 2020/21 national championships. The Naples-based side traveled to Milan and faced Metanopoli, the debutant in the Serie A1. The first half was a hard battle, and the teams were tied 6:6 before the third quarter. Posillipo secured the victory in the third and fourth periods of the match. The visiting team’s defense let just a single goal in the second half, which was crucial for the outcome.