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Champions League Qualification Round 2 in Budapest

Lajos Vad’s team, OSC Újbuda started their Champions League tournament series well after beating OSC Potsdam. The host OSC Újbuda won 26-4.

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OSC Újbuda started the first quarter with a 7-0 lead, and Sava Randjelovic scored two goals. The rival team suffered during the game, so the match was just a practice round for the hosts.

The first half of the match ended with 11-2 in OSC Újbuda’s favor, and finished it with 26-4. On Saturday, OSC Újbuda will meet with Sintez Kazan for 1st place in Group D, while Potsdam will meet with Dynamo Moscow.

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The other match was conducted between Sintez Kazan and Dynamo Moscow. An all-Russian battle between Dynamo Moscow and Sintez Kazan offered a lot of thrills. Dynamo, the champion of Russia, started better. It had a 3-1 and a 5-3 lead. In the 11th minute, the Moscow-based side had a minimal advantage (6-5). Then Sintez netted four goals in a row and turned around the deficit to a nice 9-6 lead. Dynamo water polo players refused to lie down and die. They started climbing back. They cut the deficit to 1 three times (8-9, 9-10 and 11-12), but with two unanswered goals in the last five minutes, Sintez secured a 14-11 win.

Champions League, Qualification round 2
Group D, Budapest
– OSC Potsdam 26-4 (7-0, 4-2, 8-0, 7-2)
Dynamo Moscow – Sintez Kazan 11-14

14 September, Saturday

OSC Potsdam – Dynamo Moscow, 18:00
A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda – Sintez Kazan, 19:45
15 September, Sunday
OSC Potsdam – Sintez Kazan, 10:45
Dynamo Moscow – A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda, 12:30

Group E, Terrassa
CN Terrassa – Steaua 12-9
VK Sabac –Team of Strasbourg 9-12

Group F, Belgrade
VK Crvena Zvezda – Pays D’AIX Natation 8-13
NC Vouliagmeni – Jadran Split 9-10

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