Russia prevail against Ukraine despite suspensions

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Baku, June 14, AZERTAC 

Russia overpowered Ukraine to make an impressive start in the men's water polo competition on Saturday.

Despite fielding two substitutes due to suspensions, Russia prevailed 20-7 in their opening Group A game.

Hungary almost let an 8-4 advantage slip against Germany in Group B, meanwhile, but held on for a 9-8 win via five goals from Viktor Vadovics.

“In the first three quarters it was amazing but in the fourth quarter we let it go a little bit, which we shouldn’t do in the upcoming games,” said Alexander Kardos.

Azerbaijan's first appearance in the men's competition ended in a 9-6 Group B defeat to Romania.

There were dominant victories for Russia and Hungary in the women's competition, while Slovakia came from two goals down inside the final five minutes to beat Serbia.

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