The men’s water polo team was defeated by Jug with 13-9) in the eighth LEN Champions League match-day. After a two-month break due to the national team matches, the Reds were strong leading with 3-1 but the Jug goalkeeper was very good having 11 saves. Although the team had a 3-0 run in the third period failed to overturn the score. Olympiacos remains at the top of the Group A with 19 points and hosts Barceloneta in the next game on 22 February.
The quarters: 4-3, 5-1, 2-3, 2-2
Jug (Vjekoslav Kobescak): Popadic, Macan, Fatovic 3, Loncar 3, Krzic 1, Garcia 1, Lozina, Merkulov, Papanastasiou 1, Zuvela, Benic 1, Obradovic 3, Jarak
Olympiacos (Thodoris Vlachos): Zerdevas, Mylonakis 1, Skoumpakis 1, Genidounias 1, Jokovic 2, Buljubasic 1, Dervisis, Kakaris, Mourikis, Gounas 1, Argyropoulos, Mitrovic 2, Zivojinovic
The Head coach Thodoris Vlachos stated: "Today we lost by a better team. Jug was more ready than us. We started better but in the second period we lost a lot of attacks to the man-ups and conceded lots of goals. Then we couldn't get back in the game. 45 days after the previous European match, we had to play the toughest game of the season in a very strong home and we weren't as focused as we should have been. Now we have to work very much together and find our rhythm again, showing our true potential. Since the beginning of the season, this group has been difficult and we will fight against Barceloneta and Jug for the best position. There will be another break and we cannot know what will happen in the next games. We want to be in the Final-8 and be healthy so as to claim the best. "
Manolis Mylonakis mentioned: "For all the teams it was much strange after such a long break. For us, it was a bad game today generally. But the competition has lots of games and the teams are very close together. There is another difficult game against Barceloneta and we have to be strong”.