The last European home match did not turn out as desired

Krim Mercator's handball players hosted Vipers Kristiansand in Ljubljana's Stožice in the most important European match of the season, the first quarter-final match of the EHF Champions League. The Norwegians were still too hard for the Tigers in the seventh match, but not everything has been decided yet. The match in Kristiansand will decide on the promotion to the tournament of the best four of the Old Continent, where the Ljubljana team will try to make up for the seven goals behind.
Krim Mercator : Vipers (NOR) 25:32 (10:14)
Sunday, 1 May, at 14:00, Arena Stožice – 1800 spectators
Referees: Marija Ilieva, Silvana Karbeska (North Macedonia); Delegate: Tono Huelin (Špain)
Krim Mercator: Radosavljević, Stanko 4, Sercien Ugolin 1, Pineau, Žabjek, van Kreij, Arenhart, Posavec 1, Klemenčič, Ljepoja 1, Varagić 4, Krpež Šlezak 1, Brnović 1, Risović, Gros 8, Lekić 4.
Vipers: Pedersen, Dahlum, Mork 5, Waade, Gullden 4, Hoeve, Lunde, Tchaptchet Defo 1, Dahl 3, Tomac, Tomori, Yttereng, Naes Andersen 4, Debelić 8, Knedlikova 3, Jerabkova 4.
7-meters: Krim Mercator 4 (3), Vipers 3 (2)
Suspensions (2 min): Krim Mercator 4 minutes, Vipers 4 minutes

Nataša Derepasko, coach of RK Krim Mercator: “First of all, I would like to thank the Vipers team for a great match and an exceptional fight. I don’t think our game in defense was bad at first, but we made too many mistakes nonetheless. In the second half, we could not stop Ana Debelić, and we did not put together a defense. At least the attack ran off for us somehow. We have another 60 minutes of the match in Norway. We will fight to the end and then see what it will bring us.”

Ana Gros, handball player of RK Krim Mercator: “We definitely lost too many balls in the match, which we should not be able to afford at this level. I’m sorry the difference is like that. We are aware that a difficult task awaits us in Norway, but anything is possible. We won’t throw the rifle in the corn yet! “

PHOTOGALLERY Krim Mercator – Vipers (NOR)