After winning the Greek Cup, the men’s water polo team was defeated by Jug (10-6) which remains in the first position and unbeatable in the group. Although the European champions started the game well and led with 2-0, were bad offensively and Jug did a 5-0 run. In the last period, the “Reds’’ couldn’t claim anything and remained in the third position of the group at the end of the first round with eleven points. In the next game, Olympiacos faces the Croatian team in Papastrateio (6/2).
The quarters: 2-3, 4-1, 3-0, 1-2
Jug Dubrovnik: Popadic, Macan, Fatovic 1, Loncar, Jokovic 3, Garcia Gadea 1, Lozina 1, Merkulov 3, Krzic, Zuvela, Benic 3, Papanastasiou, Vukojevic
Olympiacos (Thodoris Vlachos): Pavic, Mylonakis 1, Skoumpakis, Genidounias 1, Fountoulis 1, Nikolaidis, Dervisis 1, Buslje 1, Mourikis, Gounas 1, Argyropoulos, Obradovic, Galanopoulos,
The Head Coach, Thodoris Vlachos, stated at olympiacossfp.gr: ''We are not used to losing games like this. I have the main responsibility for this defeat. The next games will be difficult so as to qualify to the Champions League Final-8. I believe that we will regain our passion and have performances that make us confident for the qualification’’.
Genidounias mentioned: “We started well as we led with 2-0 and 4-3 but I can’t explain why we lost. We have to undertake our responsibilities, work hard and focus on the next games’’.