The European teams disputed the fifth round of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2017 last night in Ruza (RUS) and Montreuil (FRA) respectively.
Italy clearly defeated France 16-5 in Montreuil (5-1, 4-2, 3-1, 4-1), while the Netherlands and Russia both scored 10 goals in the regular time but the Dutch eventually won 15-13 after a series of penalty shootout (2-1, 1-4, 4-3, 3-2).
Group A's Netherlands have now 7 points, while Greece and Russia who haven't played their fourth game yet both count 4 points.
Hungary stays atop Group B with 8 points, followed by Italy with 7 and France only with losses.
Current ranking after round 5
GROUP A: NED 7pts (1W, 2Wp, 1L); GRE 4pts (1W, 1Lp, 1L); RUS 4pts (1W, 1Lp, 1L)
GROUP B: HUN 8pts (2W, 1Wp); ITA 7pts (2W, 1Lp); FRA 0pt (4L)
The sixth and final European round of the FINA Women's Water Polo World League 2017 will be played on April 18.