Montenegrian and Italian clubs will face each other in both U12 semifinal games, while Szolnoki and Roma VIS Nova will try to reach the final against two Croatian teams. Exciting semifinal day is on!
Titleholder VK Primorac Kotor resolved their quarter-final match against VK Jug CO easier than expected (12-5). Milos Milnic and Vanja Gopcevic scored three goals each for VK Primorac, while Maro Susic did the same for losing side. Elio Giola (3 goals) and Karol Della Monica (2 goals) scored all goals for Pallanuoto Salerno in a very tight game against VK Budvanska Rivijer 5-4. It will be very interesting to see if Italians skip another Montenegrian rival.
As we announced in our quarterfinals preview, PVK Jadran Carine didn’t allow any surprise against Szolnoki VSC (14-6). Hungarian defense couldn’t find an answer for the fantastic duo – Strahinja Gojkovic (6) and Danilo Stupar(6). Today they will face Zero9 Roma, a very good Italian team who eliminated VK Partizan (8:6). Tommaso Righetti, Filippo Ruffo and the rest of the team will surely give everything they have to reach the big final.
What an exciting game we had in the quarterfinal! VK Partizan had a 4:0 lead in the middle of 2nd quarter, but then Szolnoki VSC goalkeeper Gergely Magyar decided that it is enough. Serbs managed to score only one more goal, 3 minutes before the end, to tie the score at 5-5. The game went to the 4m shootout where Magary saved two penalties and gave his team a chance to fight for medals. Certainly a day he will remember! Szolnoki VSC will need to show the same spirit today against VK Jadran Split who eliminated CNA Barceloneta (5-4). Croats had a comfortable 5:2 lead two and a half minutes before the end, but their concentration dwindled at the end, and they almost allowed Spaniards a spectacular comeback.
Marko Glavinic saved the tournament for hosts and gave VK Jug CO a chance to fight for a medal after their U12 team was eliminated earlier. His four goals against Galatasaray (6-4) were enough to secure the semifinal match against Roma VIS Nova, who eliminated VK Beograd in the last game of the day (9-7). Roma’s Luca Provenziani (11 goals so far) is the one who is capable of stopping VK Jug on the way to the big final. Exciting day ahead of us, so stay tuned and watch all the games on Jug’s live stream channel.
The final day is scheduled for tomorrow.
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