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Euro Cup semi-finals – Jadran and Marseille wins the first leg

There were two interesting games in the Euro Cup semi-finals on Wednesday. Marseille took a big step towards the final, while Jadran Herceg Novi got a slim lead before the second leg against OSC.

Photo: radiojadran.com

Jadran Herceg Novi – OSC 11-10 (0-3, 6-3, 4-3, 1-1)

The visiting Hungarians started on fire as they went up 3-0 in the first quarter, but Jadran produced a 6-2 run to take the lead. The sides went into the big break with a 6-6 tie. OSC had their last lead at 6-7, as the Montenegrins quickly turned it around and went up 9-7. They had a two-goal lead in the last minute of the game, but Salamon found the back of the net with 25 seconds remaining to make it 11-10. The second leg of this game will be a huge one and the Hungarian team will have to erase the deficit at home.

CN Marseille – CC Ortigia 7-4 (2-3, 2-0, 2-1, 1-0)

Both teams are trying to advance to the final for the first time in their history and Marseille took a big step towards that. The visitor Italians started better as they went up 3-1 early, but the French team shut them down for 13 minutes and produced a 4-0 run to go up by two. Ortigia only scored once more in the game and Marseille ultimately won by three, so they can wait for the second leg with a confident lead. Bogdan Djurdjic was amazing, he scored a whopping six goals for Marseille. 

 

The second leg will be played on February 27th.

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