Members of team Hungary celebrate their victory after the final between Hungary and Spain at the 34th LEN Men's European Water Polo Championships held at the Danube Arena in Budapest, Hungary on Jan. 26, 2020. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua)
BUDAPEST, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Host Hungary won the men's tournament of the 34th European Water Polo Championship here on Sunday, edging Spain 14-13 (1-3, 3-0, 2-2, 3-4, 5-4) with penalty shots in the final.
Hungary earned the best team of Europe in waterpolo for the 13th time.
The odds were in favor of the host team, as the two teams met each other 18 times before the final, with three draws in addition to 15 Hungarian wins.
Montenegro beat Croatia 10-9 (1-3, 2-4, 4-1, 3-1) to clinch the bronze.
The European Water Polo Championship started on January 12.
Budapest welcomed the best water polo teams for the fifth time after 1926, 1958, 2001 and 2014, which is a record in the history of the event.