Ferencvaros continued its series of trophies. The European and the Hungarian champion clinched the Hungarian Cup for the season 2019/20.
This evening, in the final game, played in Budapest, Ferencvaros edged out OSC 8:7 to retain the trophy won last year.
The semifinals were played on Saturday. Ferencvaros defeated Szolnok 13:8, while OSC was better than Miskolc.
Hungarian Cup 2019/20, Final Four, Budapest
Semifinals, 7 December
Ferencvaros – Szolnok 13:8 (5:0, 3:1, 1:4, 4:3)
Ferencvaros Telekom: Varga 3, Fountoulis 3, Sz. Jansik 2, Nemet 2, Vamos 2, Zalanki 1.
Szolnok Dosza: Varnai 2, Subotic 2, Dory 1, Angyal 1, Szeghalmi 1, Lazic 1.
OSC – Miskolc 11:9 (3:1, 3:3, 3:1, 2:4)
OSC:Ujbuda: Manhercz 3, Erdelyi 3, Bundschuh 2, Brguljan 1, Prlainovic 1 , Ubovic 1
PannErgy Miskolc: A. Nagy 3, Misic 3, Lorincz 2, Vadovics 1.
An encounter between Ferencvaros and Szolnok opened the tournament. Ferencvaros dominated and earned a 7:0 lead before Szolnok scored its first goal in the match in the 16th minute. Early in the third period, Ferencvaros built a 9:1 advantage and slowed down in the rest of the game to save energy for the final.
OSC faced Miskolc, the runner-up in the 2018/19 Hungarian Cup. Miskolc lost to Ferencvaros 4:10 in the last year’s final.
OSC rushed to a 5:1 lead, but Miskolc was able to come back and to cut the deficit (4:5) deep into the second quarter. During the third period, OSC built a 4-goal advantage (8:4 and 9:5), which proved vital for their win.
All in all, the semifinals saw expected outcomes, and the Budapest-based teams advanced to the final game.
Final, 8 December
Ferencvaros – OSC 8:7 (2:3, 1:2, 2:1, 3:1)
Ferencvaros Telekom: Jaksic 3, Varga 2, Pohl 1, Vamos 1, Constantin-Bicari 1. (Vogel 12 saves)
OSC Ujbuda: Manhercz 2, Harai 2, Brguljan 1, Erdelyi 1, Ubovic 1.(Mitrovic 11 saves)
Ferencvaros needed less than three minutes to gain a 2:0 lead. But, after that, OSC kept Ferencvaros goalless for 11:30 minutes! OSC’s goalkeeper Branislav Mitrovic was outstanding, while his teammates did their job in the attack and OSC turned around a 0:2 deficit to a 5:2 lead.
Pohl broke Ferencvaros’s silence in the 15th minute for 3:5. Jaksic and Varga continued the series and the European champion equalized in the middle of the third period – 5:5. Drasko Brguljan converted a man-up to put OSC ahead once more – 6:5 before the final quarter.
After two and a half minutes of play in the fourth period, Nikola Jaksic scored his 3rd goal in the game to level the score – 6:6. Nemanja Ubovic hit the back of the net in the 27th minute, and OSC went in front again. But, Ferencvaros responded strongly, with two goals in 49 seconds (Constantin-Bicari and Varga) to gain an 8:7 lead. It was Fradi’s first lead in the match after the opening 2:0. In the remaining two and a half minutes, there were no goals, and Ferencvaros celebrated a minimal and essential win – 8:7.
Ferencvaros clinched its 19th Hungarian Cup, while OSC still has only two trophies from this competition in its treasury.
With this win, Ferencvaros continued to dominate. The best Hungarian club at the moment is the current European champion, current Hungarian champion and the Cup winner, while it recently successfully defended the trophy in the LEN Super Cup.
Dunaujvaros clinches Hungarian Cup for ladies
Dunaujvaros won the Hungarian Cup for ladies. The Final Four was also held in Budapest this weekend. In the final game, Dunajvaros defeated the 2019 winner UVSE. The game was decided after the penalty shootout – 13:12.
UVSE -Ferencvaros 11:8 (2:1, 4:1, 1:2, 4:4)
UVSE Hunguest Hotels: Parkes 3, Rybanska 3, Keszthelyi 2, Kisteleki H. 2, K. Farago 1.
Ferencvaros Telekom: A. Illes 2, Raski 2, Csabai 1, Gemes 1, Muzsnay 1, Pocze 1.
Dunaujvaros -Szentes 14:7 (4:2, 4:0, 3:2, 3:3)
Dunaujvaros Egyetem: Gurisatti 6, Mahieu 4, V. Valyi 2, B. Horvath 1, Ziegler 1.
Hungerit-Szentes: Jackovich 3, Macsai 1, Domsodi 1, Kadar 1, F. Toth 1.
UVSE-Dunaujvaros 12:13 (0:2, 3:4, 3:3, 3:0, PSO 3:4)
UVSE-Hunguest Hotels: H. Kisteleki 3, Keszthelyi 2, K.Farago K. 2, Szucs 1, Parkes 1.
Dunaujvarosi Egyetem-Maarsk Graphics: Garda 4, Gurisatti 2, Mahieu 1, V. Valyi 1, Ziegler 1.