After the season-opening week of SEHA – Gazprom league, in the second week we witnessed 8 amazing matches played all around the region.
The week was opened on 06/09 with Macedonian derby in which Vardar Skopje won over their fellow citizens Metalurg, even though it was harder than expected. Vardar did not secure the win until the very last minute when Metalurg had the chance to tie the result but didn’t succeed and the teams eventually left the court with 25:24.
On Wednesday 07/09, spectators witnessed a Slovenian classic held in Celje. Another tight match ended with only a goal difference, 27:26, leaving Gorenje Velenje in need to seek their first points of the season outside Slovenia, in some of the next clashes.
In the second match of the day, Meshkov Brest hosted Izvidac CO and won by huge goal difference leaving their fans euphoric for the upcoming season. The guests left the court with -5, but Meshkov’s goal advantage eventually went up and resulted in 40:29.
The third match on Wednesday was set for the clash of 2 Croatian teams. PPD Zagreb managed to give out a good performance in front of their fans, securing them the first 2 points of the season with the 28:22 win over Nexe from Nasice.
In first of the two matches played on 10/09, Tatran Presov didn’t succeed in triumphing over Celje. The hosts were better and secured the second win of their debut season in the league.
The second match of the day brought us the clash of the titans. In what is by many the match of the season, confident Vardar took the points and pleasantly surprised their supporters. With 27:22, Vardar announced big fights with Veszprem in the possible playoffs this season.
On 11/09, the team of Gorenje Velenje celebrated for the first time in SEHA League. After celebrating over Nexe with the result of 24:20, they finally stopped the negative series of losses in the competition.
For the very last match of the week, Metalurg hosted the reigning champions, Telekom Veszprem. The Hungarians once again proved why they are declared one the world’s best handball teams. Led by Gajič and Ilić, Veszprem left Metalurg hanging by 3 goal difference (23:20).
In the week 3 of SEHA – Gazprom league another 8 matches will be played, starting on Tuesday.