He Zodiac Athletic Barceloneta defeated (12-9) JUG Dubrovnik in Belgrade and this Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., the German team Waspo98 Hannover will be played for fifth place in the Final Eight from Champions League of water polo. The Barcelona team did not lose ambition, despite its painful defeat in the quarterfinals against Pro Recco, and dominated the match from start to finish with all his players except Fernandez and Famera scoring at least one goal.
He opened the scoring with a penalty Alberto Munarriz at 23 seconds and the Barcelonans were always ahead against a rival who had a hard time not converting even one attack in superiority throughout the first half.
A con of Unai Biel, who had many minutes in the absence of the suspended Álvaro Granados, allowed Atlètic Barceloneta to finish the first quarter two goals up (4-2)an advantage that he expanded in the second two goals from their buoys Miguel De Toro and Óscar Asensio to reach the break with a comfortable 6-2.
He SOUTH Dubrovnik He improved after the break, scoring in his plays in superiority and always looking for their buoys to achieve superiorities or penalties.
The Greek Argyropoulos put the Croatians one goal down (7-6, min.21), but a goal from Biel on the counter and another from Alejandro Bustos stopped the reaction of JUG Dubrovnik (9-6). Marc Larumbe sharpened his aim to restore Atlètic Barceloneta’s maximum lead (11-7, min. 27), but the Croats clung to the success of their Greeks Kakaris and Papanastasiou to keep the Barcelonans on alert with the score at 11-9 with 1:45 left.
A goal of Alejandro Bustos at 1:16 left put the final 12-9 on the scoreboard, giving a fair victory to a Zodiac Atlètic Barceloneta who was better than the Balkan group.