All eyes turn to the Hungarian capital this weekend as the prospect of an all-Hungarian Women’s Euro Cup final looms large.
Just after noon on Saturday, Ferencvaros plays host to Plebiscito Padova. In the evening, Eger travel to Margaret Island for the second time in seven days to face the reigning Hungarian champions, UVSE.
Even the most optimistic Plebiscito supporters would accept that Plebiscito Padova has a mountain to climb ahead of their visit to Budapest this weekend. They were outthought and outmuscled by Hungary’s top team in the first leg (12-9), and with Stefano Posterivo’s team needing to win by more than three goals at Nepliget, Fradi can smell blood, and yet another cup final this year for Ferencvaros’ women’s team.
Eight kilometres north-west, the second semi-final of the day promises to be a much closer contest between two Hungarian sides desperate for the result to go their way. After a dead-heat in the opening leg in Eger (12-12), both sides start on a level pegging. Although UVSE have beaten Eger since that semi-final in the league with a narrow 12-11 win last weekend, either team could progress to the final.
Ujpest are the only team still in this years’ competition to have won it (2017), while Plebiscito have twice made the final, and twice had to settle for a silver medal. Should FTC and Eger progress, it would be the first European final for both clubs.
13:00 – FTC Telekom (12) vs (9) Plebiscito Padova
18:00 – UVSE (12) vs (12) ZF Eger
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