In the 2nd round of the Champions League in Stožice, the Krim Mercator handball players defeated the strong Esbjerg from Denmark by 33:27 and confirmed that they will still be counted on this season.
Coach Dragana Adžić announced before the season that their goal was the final tournament of the Champions League in Budapest. Two convincing victories at the beginning of the season confirmed the high-flying predictions of the Crimean women.
The women from Ljubljana led from the first minute against the participant of the final tournament last season. They scored three goals and held the advantage until the end of the half.
At the beginning of the second half, the Danes, whose ranks also include representatives of Norway, came close to minus one, but the hosts soon broke away again. They accumulated a six-goal advantage (27:21), a little later even eight (31:23) and the meeting was decided.
With eight goals, she was the most effective of the women from Ljubljana Tamara Mavsarshe scored five goals Jovanka Radicevic. It’s at Esbjerg Kristina Breistoel scored six goals.
On Saturday, Crimea will host Hungarian Ferencvaros in Stožice.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP B, 2nd round
CRIMEA MERCATOR – ESBJERG 33:27 (15:12) Mavsar 8, Radicevic 5; Breistoel 6.
METZ – IKAST
RAPID BUCHAREST – ZAGLEBIE LUBIN 26:25
KRISTIANSAND – FERENCVAROS 37:26