In the 7th round of the Champions League in Hungary, the handball players of Celje Pivovarna Laško lost against Pick from Szeged with 27:36 (12:18) and experienced their sixth defeat in this competition.
After Aalborg, Barcelona, Nantes, Kielce and Elverum, the traditional rivals from Szeged were better than Celje, the Slovenian champions achieved their only victory at home against Kiel.
Celje opened the match well. After four minutes, they led 1:3, and then mistakes crept into their game, which the “Slovenian” hosts, featuring Dean Bombač, Matej Gaber, Borut Mačkovšek and Mario Šoštarić, quickly took advantage of. In the 9th minute, they tied the score at 3:3, but only a minute later the Styrians were already staring at their backs (4:3).
Alem Toskić’s wards defied their rivals until the middle of the first half, but after the score was 11:11, their attack completely stopped. After a 12-minute shooting fast, they trailed by seven goals (18:11) right before the break.
In the second half, the balance of power on the field did not change significantly. The people of Celje continued to be in a subordinate position, and the largest deficit in goals was created in the middle of the second half of the second half, when they trailed by ten goals (26:16 and 27:17) and just before the last sound of the siren (36:26).
He was the most effective with Celje Tilen Strmljan with five goals.
The team from Celje will play their next game next Wednesday, when Szeged comes to Zlatorog Hall.
Pick Szeged: Alilović 1, Krivokapić, Tonnesen 6, Bodo 2, Radivojević 1, Szita, Gaber 1, Šoštarić 3, Frimmel 6 (4), Banhidi 6, Alustiza 4, Bombač 5, Rosta, Mačkovšek 1, Christoffersen Blonz, Molnar.
Celje Pivovarna Laško: Bojić, Belkaied, Gaberšek, Strmljan 5, Knez, Mazej 1, Cokan 3 (1), Marguč, Antonijević, Ivanković 3, Janc 4 (3), Muhović, Žabić 2, Vlah 4, Martinović 4, Suholežnik 1.
7-meters: 4/5; 4/7
Exclusions: 10 minutes; 16 min
RK: Ivanković 36./Celje