Krim among the top eight in Europe!

Despite the defeat on the away match at the Erd Arena in Hungary, the Krim Mercator handball players defended their seven-goal advantage from the first match of EHF Champions League Woman play-off and ranked among the eight best handball teams in Europe. The away match ended with a result of 26:22 (8:10). The most cheerful players of opposite team were Ana Gros and Paula Posavec with four goals, three added by Nataša Ljepoja, Katarina Krpež-Šlezak and Andrea Lekić.
FTC (MAD) : Krim Mercator 26:22 (8:10)
Saturday, 4 April at 18:00, Erd Arena – 2200 spectators
Referees: Jelena Vujačić, Andjelina Kazanegra (Montenegro); Delegate: Janka Stasova (Slovakia)
FTC: Edwige 1, Ballai, Szucsanszki, Csiszar Szekeres, Janurik, Kisfaludy, Harsfalvi, Stolle, Kovacs 1, Bolk 2, Marton 4, Malestein 4, Klujber 10, Szollosi Zacsik 1, Grbić 3, Suba.
Krim Mercator: Radosavljević 1, Stanko 2, Sercien Ugolin, Pineau, Žabjek, van Kreij, Arenhart, Posavec 4, Klemenčič, Ljepoja 3, Varagić, Krpež Šlezak 3, Brnović 2, Risović, Gros 4, Lekić 3.
7-meters: FTC 7 (5), Krim Mercator 2 (2)
Suspensions (2min): FTC 4 minutes, Krim Mercator 4 minutes

Nataša Derepasko, coach of RK Krim Mercator: “We played most of the game well, very well in defense, then mistakes started, we got too many quick goals, some missed, but despite the defeat we ranked among the top eight teams in Europe, where we don’t really want to stop. “

Ana Gros, handball player of RK Krim Mercator: “I am very pleased with the outcome of the match and proud of the team. We knew that the match would be both mentally and physically demanding, which is why we fought from the first to the last minute, both in attack and defense. We kept our heads calm all the time, it didn’t take us away. We showed a great team performance, which brought us the much desired progress. “

Andrea Lekić, handball player of RK Krim Mercator: “I am very proud, we are one step closer to the goal. The atmosphere in the hall was phenomenal. When it’s hard, the fans are always the ones who can tip the scales in our favor and I’m glad they were able to travel with us after two years. It was definitely easier with their support. “