FTC-PQS Waterpolo won all three of its matches in the second qualifying round of the Euro Cup and went through flawlessly to the best eight teams.
The second qualifying round in the waterpolo Euro Cup closed with the battle of the two unbeaten and already qualified teams of Canottieri Napoli and Ferencváros. The Italian team opened better and scored twice but by the end of the first quarter the scoreboard showed 3-3. The balanced result remained for the next two quarters as well, but then in the last period our team played more aggressively and FTC left the Italians four goals behind which difference proved to be enough for winning 10-7.
With this victory FTC qualified for the quarter final with 100% performance.
2nd qualifying round, Napoli
CC Napoli – FTC-PQS Waterpolo: 7-10 (3-3,2-2,1-1,1-4)
G.: Jansik 2, Nyéki 2, Varga D 2, Tóth M., Avramovic, Dőry, Mitrovic
“As the trees of Kosztolányi, so belonged I to Üllői Street. My foes might have said: Albert loiters on the FTC pitch like the trees from Üllői Street with a slight difference; they don’t have their arms on their hips. Well, I was indeed loitering; what’s more, sometimes with my arms on my hip, but between two loitering, I performed some tricks, scored some goals and pleased a few hundred thousand football friends. For me, the FTC stadium meant everything: I, the lad from the countryside, could have become and became somebody there. MY FORTUNE LEAD ME THERE SINCE SOMEWHERE UP IN THE SKY IT HAD BEEN DETERMINED THAT MY LIFE WOULD BE FERENCVÁROS.” - Flórián Albert