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Rheinderby: DSC water polo players finish the main round in sixth place

Four goals by Michel Petrov weren’t enough for DSC to win the derby against Cologne (Photo: M. Yerunov)

Dusseldorf / Cologne. In Rheinderby against SGW Köln, Düsseldorf already wanted to defend fifth place in the table on Saturday night. At the end of the match there was a narrow home defeat at 11:12. Thus, the water polo players of Düsseldorfer SC start the sixth place in the playoff duels.

Coach Jabor Bogka’s team got off to a promising start against Cologne. But the 2-0 lead in the first quarter didn’t last long. As the game progressed, there was an interesting exchange of blows with shifting leads. But in the end, the guests of the cathedral city had the upper hand. On the other hand, Michael Petrov managed to convince with four goals. However, due to the better head-to-head comparison, Team Dusseldorf remains ahead of SGW Cologne in the table.

“Despite the defeat, I can praise my team. We fought together, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Today it was individual mistakes in attack and defense that cost us victory. In addition, our majority game was weak. Coach Jabor Bogka said after End of the match “We’ll work on that in the next few weeks and then we’ll be ready for the qualifiers.”

In the first play-off round, DSC water polo players are expected to meet SV Bayer Uerdingen. In the current season, the Krefeld team had to concede defeat twice, but, as is known, the playoffs have their own rules.

Düsseldorfer SC – SGW Cologne 11:12 (2:0, 2:4, 3:4, 4:4)

Goal: Nikitas Paraskivopoulos (32 minutes)

The stadium: Jonas Lindner (2 goals), Yonatan Rudnik (1), Eduard Borgardt, Maximilian Schleicher (2), Carlo Pavliak, Jost van Kathoven (1), Arthur Kirchner, Lennart Daniels, Alexander Yeronov, Robert Turovsky (1), Michael. Petrov (4), Michael Knelangen