The final of the first-ever LEN Challenger Cup might be a Spanish derby.
Two Spanish clubs that reached the top 4, Terrassa and Tenerife, avoided each other in the semifinals.
The draw for the semifinal stage was conducted at the LEN headquarters today.
Terrassa will play against Enka Istanbul.
The water polo players of Tenerife are yet to find out which team will be their opponent. They will face the winner of the duel Galatasaray – Apollon Smyrnis. The return leg of this pair has been postponed to February 18 because of the earthquake in Turkey. Apollon has a 4-goal advantage after the first match (9:5).
The Spanish clubs dream of their national derby in the final. However, the final could be a Turkish derby if Enka and Galatasaray upset the favorites.
The two Spanish clubs will be the hosts in the 1st matches. The dates of the semifinals are the same as in the LEN Euro Cup – March 1 and 22.
LEN Challenger Cup, semifinals
Terrassa (Spain) – Enka Istanbul (Turkey)
Tenerife (Spain) – Apollon Smyrnis (Greece) or Galatasaray (Turkey)
The matches are scheduled for March 1 and 22