The men's water polo celebrated a remarkable victory, winning Jadran (8-3) in their 9th Champions League game and did another important step for the qualification to the final-8. The European Champions returned to the victories after the draw against Jug and remained in the third position of the group. In the next game, the team of Thodoris Vlachos plays against Szolnok on 16th March. Then, Olympiacos needs the victory that will give a significant lead for the qualification having the support of their fans. The “Reds’’ started the game well and led with 6-0 in the first half without allowing the opponent to react and continue their European journey so as to qualify to the Champions League final for the fourth consecutive year.
Olympiacos (Thodoris Vlachos): Pavic, Mylonakis, Skoumpakis 1, Genidounias 1, Fountoulis 1, Dervisis 1, Buslje, Mourikis 1, Gounas, Argyropoulos, Obradovic 2, Galanopoulos, Kakaris
Jadran Split (Ivan Asic): Anic, Delic, Zovic 2, Krapic, Butic, Pejkovic, Power, Popovic, Viskovic, Milardovic 1, Setka, Podrug, Kovacic
Vangelis Delakas stated at olympiacossfp.gr: "We had a very good performance and got a very important victory for our qualification to the Champions League Final-8. The key to the victory against Jadran was our defense. Now, we are focusing on the next game against Szolnok. Every game is such a final, we have to give our 100% so as to win and get over Szolnok in the ranking’’.
Konstantinos Mourikis mentioned: "After a long time, we had a good performance. We fought as European champions. It was a final game for us, got the victory and in the next game against Szolnok we want to overtake it. Today we played very well in the defense, kept Jadran low in the score and had many options in the attack, reaching an easy win, a very fair result for us. "