The Euro League tie between Dynamo Uralochka and Plebiscito Padova has been put on hold once again, this time due to the current situation in Ukraine. In a statement released by LEN, the game has been ‘suspended until further notice’ and will take place at a neutral venue on a date to be confirmed.
The quarter-final, which has already been postponed twice due to COVID restrictions, had its first leg played last weekend in Padova – with Uralochka running out 11-8 winners. The second leg, was due to be played in Chelyabinsk, Russia, tomorrow. However, according to the LEN statement published on their website, Plebiscito Padova were denied permission to travel to Russia by local Italian authorities, and this is the reason for the game being suspended.
Russia’s other club still in the competition, KINEF Kirishi, will still travel to Budapest ahead of their contest against UVSE tomorrow. As far as we know, this game is not affected by events taking place between Russia and Ukraine. KINEF won their first leg 8-7 in Kirishi.
With the statement issued by LEN pointing to the game being rescheduled for a neutral venue, we have no information about where or when this could be.
In the other two quarter-final second legs, Dunaujvaros face a huge task as they host Olympiacos, who beat the Hungarian side 14-9, while Sabadell will host Ethnikos, who trail the Spaniards by 5 goals.