Cold shower: The men’s T-shirts did not make it to the semi-finals

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:13 PM

The men’s water polo team was knocked out by defending champions Italy in the quarter-finals of the Hungarian World Championships on Margaret Island, making the 5-8. will continue to perform for a place.

World Cup Water Polo Quarterfinals:
Italy-Hungary 11-10 (2-3, 4-2, 2-1, 3-4)
scorers: Di Fulvio 4, Di Somma, Echenique 2-2, Dolce, Cannella, Bruni 1-1 and Vámos 3, Hárai, Manhercz 2-2, Varga Dé., Zalánki, Janik No. 1-1

The two teams met in the previous World Cup between the four, then the Italians won 12-10 against the Hungarians, who practically lacked the injured Dénes Varga – one of the best in the world spent only minutes in the water at the time due to a finger break – and they didn’t stop. to a gold medal. Last year, the teams played a 5-5 draw in the group stage at the Tokyo Olympics.

Photo: István Derencsényi / MVLSZ

The home team scored an action goal from the first attack, Balázs Hárai screwed beautifully from the center into the net over the head of the Italian goalkeeper, but the defending defender responded immediately from a double human advantage. The Hungarians also sold their first forum, Hárai shot a bouncer up close. Almost seconds later came another Italian advantage and the resulting goal.

The referees could barely breathe

The referees scattered everyone “without heart trouble”, the Hungarians also got a double advantage, and Dénes Varga regained the lead with a nice goal, and then Vogel Soma’s first defense came. The result did not change until the first break, but the Italians missed three advantages during that time, including a double.

Photo: István Derencsényi / MVLSZ

Early in the second quarter, in the heat of the summer, the Italian team “cooled down” the Margaret Island audience, scoring three goals in a row and stepping in with two. The Hungarians, through Krisztián Manhercz, broke the silence of more than a full inning, and not long after, the Champions League winner Gergő Zalánki scrubbed Marco Del Lungo’s head into the net a few weeks ago with the Italian Pro Recco. Half of the match, however, the Italians had the advantage through Di Fulvio’s amazing drop.

The Italians were not allowed to drive

More than three minutes had passed since the third quarter, when the net shook again, Vogel had to reach behind him after shooting Giacomo Cannella, the most valuable player in the eighth final of the Belgrade BL, but Márton Vámos responded quickly. The rival again found an advantage – after defending Vogel, the ball bounced off the goal bar and from there behind the imaginary goal line – and Tamás Märcz asked for time before the next home game. After the discussion, the figure came out of Tamás Mezei, but his close draw was defended by the Italian goalkeeper, but Vogel also flashed in the disadvantage on the other side.

The Italians were able to give him a two-goal advantage in the final quarter, and soon after the Hungarian national team was out of range after Gonzalo Echenique scored a spectacular goal under Vogel’s arm with an amazingly sloppy and surprising wrist movement. The Hungarian shooters made Del Lungo great, and during the exhibition in Hárai, the Italians could have decided on the clash, but Zalánki defended himself perfectly.

Four minutes before the end, Vámos reduced the gap to two, but Di Fulvio’s fourth goal closed the key issues. Thanks to the goals of Manhercz and Vámos, the Hungarian team came up 11-9 in the last minute, but the former worsened the streak 27 seconds before the end, with which the minimum chance was lost. Jansik Szilárd still scored 17 seconds before the end, but the Italian “swallowed” the ball.

The Italians won confidently with four-goal scorer Francesco Di Fulvio and goalkeeper Marco Del Lungo, who defended with 55 percent efficiency.

Spain-Montenegro 7-6 (2-1, 3-2, 1-2, 1-1)
Croatia-Serbia 14-12 (1-1, 4-3, 5-5, 4-3)
Greece-United States 16-11 (3-1, 4-6, 3-0, 6-4)

Italy-Greece 16.00
Spain-Croatia 21.00
5-8. for place:
Hungary-United States 14.30
Montenegro-Serbia 19.30

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