Hungary takes bronze medal

Hungary is the 2012 European championships bronze medal winner. The reigning Olympic champions defeated Italy 12-9 in the bronze medal match on Sunday in front of a 3.100 spectator sell-out Pieter van den Hoogenband Swim stadium. After a nervous start and 4-5 halftime score, Italy opened up a three-goal lead in the third quarter (8-5), before the Hungarians made a great comeback in the fourth quarter on a 5-goal run ending with a exclusion without substitution for a frustrated Pietro Figlioli who kicked centre-forward Adam Steinmetz with fourty seconds left in the game. Gergely Kiss converted the awarded penalty shot for a 9-12 final score.

Schedule day 14 – men’s final matches

Sunday, 29 January 2012
13:30 Italy vs. Hungary 9-12 (1-1, 3-4, 4-1, 1-6) - game for place 3
15:30 Serbia vs. Montenegro – final game

Bronze medal game
Italy vs. Hungary 10-13 (1-1, 3-4, 4-1, 1-6)
Italy: Volarevic - Perez 1, Gitto, Figlioli, Giorgetti 2/1, Felugo 1, Figari, Gallo 2/1, Presciutti 2, Fiorentini, Aicardi, Lapenna 1, Pastorino.
Head coach: Campagna.
Hungary: Szecsi - Katonas, Madaras, Denes Varga 2, Kasas, Hosnyanszky 1/1, Kiss 2/1, Szivos 1, Daniel Varga, Biros 6, Steinmetz, Harai, Baksa.
Head coach: Kemeny.
Man-up: Italy 4/16 + 2/2, Hungary 5/15 + 2/2.
Exclusion for Brutality: Figlioli (ITA/IV)
Referees: Peris (CRO)/Buch (ESP).
Photographer: Henk Swinkels

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