The group-winner Greek sides got their ’rewards’ respectively: a clash against a Hungarian rival – as the draw for the Euro Cup Women quarter-finals set up two mouth-watering encounters.
As usual, based on the final standings in the prelims, the top ranked sides were drawn against the second placed ones, and this resulted in these two great contests between the Greeks and the Hungarians.
Ethnikos, winner of the LEN Trophy last season will face UVSE, Final Four participant last spring. And Vouliagmeni meet Eger in the other highlighted battle.
The third Magyar team, FTC-Telekom is to play with Spain’s Terrassa – the Spaniards produced a miracle 4-goal win over Dutch De Zaan to reach the quarters via a three-way tie. In that race Padova came out on top and thanks to that the Italians can now go against Lille of France – based on the power rankings, this may be an easy ride for them.
Euro Cup Women, Quarter-finals – Draw
CA Terrassa (ESP) v FTC Telekom Budapest (HUN)
UVSE Budapest (HUN) v Ethnikos Piraeus (GRE)
NC Vouliagmeni (GRE) v Tigra ZF Eger (HUN)
Antenore Plebiscito Padova (ITA) v Lille UC (FRA)
Playing dates: 28 January and 11 February