The water polo players from Spandau 04 did not succeed in the desired rehabilitation for the bitter 9:17 cup defeat against Waspo Hannover three days ago on Tuesday evening in the Schöneberg swimming pool on the final 14th matchday of the Champions League main round group B. The Berliners lost against the Serbs, who came at the bottom of the group, with 11:12 (2:3,3:3,4:3,2:3).
The heaviest national defeat for the Berliners in the DSV Cup final was followed by another disappointment for the record champions, who had to find their way back on Friday at the start of the playoff semi-finals of the national title fight. The most successful 04 goalscorer was Nikola Dedovic with three goals, while Gavril Subotic scored four for Belgrade.
The water friends, who started without Marko Stamm, once again had trouble finding their rhythm against Belgrade and were initially 2-0 down. It wasn’t until the middle of the second quarter that Marek Tkac managed the first lead to 5:4, but that didn’t calm the Spandau game. Red Star Belgrade successfully countered Spandau’s efforts to break away again and again. The final section, in which the scenario continued, was 9:9. Belgrade repeatedly equalized Berlin’s one-goal lead and finally scored the winning goal six seconds before the final whistle.