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CHAMPIONS IN SERIES: Rhein Neckar Lowen simply “too weak” in Skopje

The reigning EHF Champions League winners – RK Vardar Skopje are on the way of repeating the same success – winning the Preliminary Round group which gives direct qualification to quarter-final. Team of Raul Gonzales showed great performance once again in front of home fans in which Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:26 (17:13) couldn’t endangered them.

Macedonians are now four points ahead of German champions, which makes their position in the race for the first place more comfortable.

Vardar Skopje – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 30:26 (17:13)

HC Vardar: Sterbik, Milic; Stoilov (3), Nedanovski, Popovski, Kristopans (5), Maqueda, Karacic (3), Abutovic, Canellas (1), Cupic (6/4), Dibirov (3), Shishkarev (1), Borozan (7), Vojvodic, Marsenic (1)

Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (5/2), Bliznac, Sigurdsson (4), Radivojevic (4), Baena (5), Tollbring (1), Rnic, Mensah (1), Pekeler (2), Groetzki, Reinkind (2), Taleski, Guardiola, Petersson (2)

STANDINGS:

 
1. Vardar 8 7 1 0 219:188 15
      
2. Rhein-Neckar 8 4 3 1 240:217 11
      
3. Barcelona 7 4 2 1 212:190 10
      
4. Nantes 7 4 1 2 203:195 9
      
5. Szeged 7 3 1 3 210:200 7
      
6. Kristianstad 7 1 1 5 179:214 3
      
7. PPD Zagreb 7 0 2 5 169:204 2
      
8. Wisla Plock 7 0 1 6 188:212 1
 

PHOTO: , Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Uroš Hočevar

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