The Hungarians outplayed their Ljubljana rivals

Just three days after the Delo EHF Champions League match against Odense, Krim Mercator traveled to Hungary, where they faced the undefeated Group B team. The Györi handball players, who won third place among the best women's clubs in the Old Continent last season, got off to a bad start. But they quickly pressed the gas and finally celebrated the victory with 40:27 (22:14). Allison Pineau and Alja Varagić were the most accurate for Krim. They both scored five goals.
Györi (MAD) : Krim Mercator 40:27 (22:14)
Wednesday, 19 January, ob 18:45, Audi Arena Györ – 2547 spectators
Referees: Ana Vraneš, Marlis Wenninger (Austria); Delegate: Christian Kaschütz (Austria)
Györi: Glauser 1, Ogonovszky, Blohm 1, Schatzl 4, Dale 5, Hansen 8, Sztankovics 2, Ryu 2, Oftedal 1, Solberg, Kristiansen 2, Fodor 3, Nze Minko 3, Háfra, Pintea 8, Despotović.
Krim Mercator: Radosavljević, Jurič 3, Stanko 3, Sercien Ugolin, Pineau 5, Žabjek 1, Arenhart, Posavec 1, Klemenčič 3, Ljepoja, Varagić 5, Ngombele 2, Gomilar Zickero, Risović, Lekić 4, Svetik.
7-meters: Györi 4 (3), Krim Mercator 1 (1)
Suspensions (2min): Györi 4 minute, Krim Mercator 6 minut

Nataša Derepasko, coach of RK Krim Mercator: “At the beginning of the match, the Pineau-Lekić connection worked great, which quickly fell apart after Lekić injury. How it will be with Andrea will be known in the coming days. As for the match itself – we were not surprised by the fast play of Györ, but I must repeat that we did not play long attacks and we were not patient to get more reliable opportunities to score. “

Nina Žabjek, captain of RK Krim Mercator: “We expected a difficult match. We fought from the first minute on. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch our rhythm, we chased the competitors almost throughout the whole match. It was known that we had a shorter bench. They have great players on their team, and every change has given them energy on the pitch. ”