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MADRID, 23 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Spanish men’s water polo team defeated South Africa 28-2 on Thursday in the second day of the FINA World Championship, which is taking place in Sopron (Hungary), just before facing Italy in the key duel to determine the I walk the crossroads to the medals.

The team led by David Martín had no problems building a victory without history that allows Spain to become the provisional leader of Group C of the World Cup while waiting for the Italy-Canada match to be held, momentarily suspended due to the COVID-positive of three Canadian players .

The top scorer for the Spanish team was Álvaro Granados, who finished the game with six goals. Blai Mallarach, meanwhile, scored a total of four goals in what was a bed of roses throughout the match. At the break, Spain was already winning 14-1 with a very good final stretch by Bernat Sanahuja, author of three goals.


There was no meeting from the beginning and neither in a decaffeinated second half. Spain continued to increase the defensive system and did not stop visiting the opposite goal to increase their income. In total, David Martín’s men have scored 47 goals in two games and have only conceded four.

The most difficult challenge will come this Saturday against the champion Italy from 4:00 p.m. A victory would guarantee the direct passport to the quarterfinals, while a tie would force accounts of ‘golaverage’ between both teams.