Serbia leaves Spain without the final of waterpolo that I expected

It was Filip Filipovic, who had to be, a man who carries all his life leading Serbia, who was already chosen the best of the world 10 years ago, who found a gap

Serbia leaves Spain without the final of waterpolo that I expected

It was Filip Filipovic, who had to be, a man who carries all his life leading Serbia, who was already chosen the best of the world 10 years ago, who found a gap millimeter between the arms of five Spaniards to mark the conviction goal (10-9). There were 26 seconds when he scored the so much decisive, who broke the tie, who condemned Spain to fight for the bronze of Tokyo Games next Sunday against Hungary (06:40 hours). It could not be. After three consecutive finals, in a World Cup and in two Europeans, and after winning the Balkan team five times in a row, the team that trains David Martín was left without the award for him who came. The bronze would be comfort, go if it would be, but now ...

Now it's time to analyze how a match was lost, since Spain won two (6-8) in the absence of four minutes for the end. Until then I had done everything well, if I had trembled at the beginning.

Felipe Perrone said, which, being the waterpolo so hard to decipher from outside the pool, this time it would be easy to know if Spain played well or not. "If you see that a lot of water moves, let's go well, if not, let's go wrong," he presaged. The explanation started from the comparison of the size of the Spaniards with the larger, stronger, if the team of David Martín accepted the waterpollo that marked him the rival, very physical, locked, even violent, would end defeated; The only option of him was to move, move, move. And they did, although they needed 10 minutes to get it and later they forgot it.

In the first room nor a drop joined in the Tatsumi Waterpolo Center, the caps were almost dry. Perhaps because of the nerves of playing his first Olympic semifinal -Nadie knew what was- or perhaps for a Serbian tactical surprise, Spain left stop and even missed the three superiors of which he enjoyed. Not a scored goal. Bad matter In the first break, Martín's instruction was clear, he had to accelerate, find the buoys and that did: in front of the goalkeeper, Alejandro Bustos and Roger Tahull erased the score of the score and everything began to flow.

While Daniel López Pinedo held a high percentage of stops (he came to 65%), the Spanish scorers, of Munarriz to Mallarach, found the first holes and hit. From 0-2, it was passed to 4-2 and, from there to that 6-8 that presaged the pass to the final. But then tranquility returned to the water and, with her, the absence of so many. Serbia, again in his sauce, came up, enjoyed and, in the end, there was filipovic to finich the meeting.

Updated Date: 06 August 2021, 08:24

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