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2017 Euro League 2017 LEN Events News Senza categoria Water Polo

Euro League Final 4, the final is OLYMPIACOS – KINEF

Coaches’ comments on semi-final 2 – Olympiacos (GRE) v Sabadell (ESP) 7-7 (penalties: 4-2)

Charis Pavlidis, head coach of Olympiacos:
“Today we had a fantastic game! We did just a great job in defense, conceding just seven goals, probably there are only a few teams in Europe who are capable of doing this in a game against Sabadell. When we were trailing 1-5 at half-time the game seemed to have been lost. But we showed passion, we were able to deal with the situation. And when it came to the penalty shootout, I was already sure we would not lose this match.”

Nani Guiu Vidal, head coach of Sabadell:
“For most of the time it was our game. As for the penalties, its outcome can never be predicted. In sports a lot depends on good luck. And we didn’t have that today.”

Olympiacos Piraeus v Sabadell 7-7 (1-1, 0-4, 4-1, 2-1) – penalties: 4-2

Olympiacos: Avramidou 2 (1), Bianconi 2 (1), Smit 2, V. Plevritou 1, Manolioudaki (1), Emmolo (1)
Sabadell: Ortiz 3 (1), Forca 3 (1), Domenech.

The coaches on semi-final 1 – Kinef Kirishi (RUS) v Mataro (ESP) 11-8

Alexander Kabanov, head coach of Kirishi:
“We didn’t expect such a hard game from “Mataro” waht the Spanish players showed today. This may be due to the fact that our opponents immediately fell behind and they had no other choice. How can I evaluate the play of the goalkeeper Anna Karnaukh today? She played fine. It’s a regular game level for her.”

Pau Cardenal, coach of Mataro:
“From the outside, it might seem we were playing hard. But we had to do something against Kinef. But I think we can play much harder than we actually did. Anyway, it was difficult to compete with the Russian team.”

KINEF-Surgutneftegas Kirishi v Mataro 11-8 (5-2, 4-2, 2-3, 0-1)

Kirishi: Prokofyeva (4), Zubkova (2), Glyzina (2), Kurochkina, Krimer, Kirilcheva
Mataro: Meseguer (3), Dance (2), Lopez (2), Bach

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