Six duels are still open
Despite only one team playing at home a week ago could gain advantage, most of the duels are still open in the eight-finals of the Euro Cup.
Playing at home was anything but an advantage in the first leg of the Euro Cup – only one team could win in its pool, Radnicki (SRB), with a single goal so the Serbs’ appearance in Strasbourg promises more excitements.
Two encounters ended in a draw – one happened in Belgrade so the other Serbian side Novi Beograd faces some heated moments in Athens while playing with Vouliagmeni. The all-Spanish derby featuring Mediterrani and Sabadell also starts from ‘ground zero’.
In the remaining matches teams playing now at home all began from a favoured position, though only the two Hungarians, OSC and Szolnok are fully secured as they both claimed 10+ goals victories. Crvena Zvezda (SRB) may also enjoy a less tense game against Tourcoing as the Serbs won by three goals in France. At the same time Mladost (CRO) has to keep its focus against CN Barcelona (ESP) despite a fine two-goal victory and the Russians’ clash in Moscow can also offer some excitements as Sintez could come back from –4 to –2 to save some hope for this Saturday.
Euro Cup, Eight-finals, 2nd leg
18.00 NC Vouliagmeni (GRE) v VK Novi Beograd (SRB) – first leg: 7-7
18.00 Szolnoki Dozsa (HUN) v Primorac Kotor (MNE) – 18-8
18.00 CE Mediterrani (ESP) v Astralpool Sabadell (ESP) – 9-9
18.00 HAVK Mladost Zagreb (CRO) v CN Barcelona (ESP) – 11-9
19.00 Crvena Zvezda (SRB) v EN Tourcoing (FRA) – 12-9
19.00 Team Strasbourg (FRA) v Radnicki Kragujevac (SRB) – 10-11
19.00 OSC Budapest (HUN) v Pays d’Aix Natation (FRA) – 22-6
20.00 Dynamo Moscow (RUS) v Sintez Kazan (RUS) – 14-12 (all times are local)