Olympiacos make Final-4
LEN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - QUARTER-FINALS
|Olympiacos||8 - 7||Brescia|
|(2 - 1)
(6 - 3)
(6 - 4)
(8 - 7)
Defending European champions, Olympiacos, edged AN Brescia of Italy 8-7 to reach the semi-finals of the LEN Champions League.
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The Erythrolefki got off to a solid start, finding themselves ahead 2-1 after the first period of play. By half-time, they had extended their lead to 6-3. The Italians reduced Olympiacos’ lead to 6-4 after the third period. Ultimately, Olympiacos held on for an 8-7 win to advance to Friday’s Final-4. Konstantinos Mourikis led Olympiacos with two goals, including the game-winning goal in the fourth period.
Olympiacos will now take on another Italian side, Pro Recco, in Friday’s semi-finals. Pro Recco finished group play with a perfect 14 wins in 14 matches in Group A and are the overwhelming favorites to win this year’s competition, while Olympiacos finished second out of eight teams in Group B.
This will also be a rematch of last year’s final, and Pro Recco will be looking for their ninth Champions League title, and Olympiacos will be looking for their third. The other semifinal will be played between Spain’s Barceloneta and Hungary’s FTC Telekom Budapest.