The match for the Super Cup opened the water polo season in Greece. Olympiacos clinched the trophy after a 21:6 win over Ethnikos. The match was played in the Papastrio swimming pool in Piraeus.
After the men’s game, the Super Cup for ladies was held in the same venue. Olympiacos won the trophy in this competition, too, with a convincing win over Nireas Chalandriou (30:4).
Olympiacos – Ethnikos Piraeus 21:6 (8:3, 4:2, 3:0, 6:1)
Olympiacos: Kakaris 4, Dervisis 3, Kapotsis 3, Irving 3, Daube 2, Mourikis 2, Skoumpakis 1, Genidounias 1, Argyropoulos – Kanakakis 1, Prekas 1.
Ethnikos: Robopoulos 2,Tesanovic 1, Valianatos 1, Protopsaltis 1, Chondrokoukis 1,
In the previous season, Olympiacos water polo players won their third “double crown” in a row (the national championship and the Greek cup). Today, their rival was a neighbor Ethnikos (both clubs are based in Piraeus), as a runner-up in the 2019/20 Greek Cup.
Last season, Olympiacos defeated Ethnikos 18:6 in the Greek Cup final.
There were many changes on both teams’ rosters during the summer, so many of the players debuted for their new clubs.
Olympiacos easily beat a very young team of Ethnikos. The top scorer was Konstantinos Kakaris (4 goals). Two Americans debuted for Olympiacos with five goals in total. Max Irving scored three goals, while Hannes Daube found the net two times.
This was the fifth Super Cup of Greece for Olympiacos.
Olympiacos – Nireas 30:4 (8:0, 7:2, 5:1, 10:1)
The ladies of Olympiacos won everything they could in 2020. After the title in the national league and the Greek Cup, they clinched the Super Cup of Greece, that was held for the first time this year.
Just like in the men’s Super Cup, the finalists of the Greek Cup faced off today. Last season, in the Greek Cup final Olympiacos beat Nireas 16:4. Today, the margin was much, much bigger.