São Paulo DC impress on Day 1 at Debrecen Masters
São Paulo DC made history by becoming the first South American team to qualify to a European Masters. And the story continues: the 4th seed had back-to-back wins in Pool D against Amsterdam (NED) (17-16) and local favourites Debrecen (HUN) (18-10).
Leandro Souza De Lima had the best individual performance of the day with his 11 points against Amsterdam. He added 5 against Debrecen and finished the day third in the scoring list.
The top scorers of the day both led their teams to first place in Pool A and B respectively.
The number one 3x3 player in the world Dusan Domovic Bulut had 17 points on Day 1 and helped two-time World Tour winners Novi Sad Al Waha (UAE) win their two games before the limit.
Jasmin Hercegovac scored 12 of his 17 points from outside the arc on Wednesday and led Ljubljana (SLO) to first place in Pool B.
Belgrade (SRB) were the surprise in Pool C as they stunned number 3 seed Kranj (SLO) 21-9 and also won before the limit against Berlin (GER) (21-6).
The action resumes at 17.15 local time (GMT+2) tomorrow in front of the iconic Reformed Great Church with the quarter-finals.
Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE, 1) - Amsterdam (NED, 5)
Belgrade (SRB, 6) - Budapest (HUN, 7)
Ljubljana (SLO, 2) - Kranj (SLO, 3)
São Paulo DC (BRA, 4) - Split (CRO, 9)
In the Shoot-out Contest Qualifier, Balazs Kerpel-Fronius (Budapest, HUN), Ales Kunc (Ljubljana, SLO), Marko Savic (Novi Sad Al Wahda, UAE) and Eddy Steiner (Bordeaux, FRA) advanced to the final, scheduled for 19.10 local time (GMT+2) on Thursday.