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Reichmann’s buzzer-beater against Szeged

In the last round of the CL group phase Vive Tauron Kielce won out at home over Pick Szeged 27:26. Before the match, Kielce had their second place in the group B ensured while Pick was still fighting for the fourth place. Watching the match, one may have drawn the conclusion that this situation actually influenced the teams’ attitudes – Szeged took the lead and stayed strong both in attack and defence while Kielce’s actions showed their lack of focus. A series of losses, misses, and problems in attack resulted in Pick’s quick 5-2 lead. Angry coach Duyshebaev called for a time-out and gave his players an earful. What is more, he didn’t wait until 15. minute to change players, as he usually does. In the 9. minute all back players were replaced. At first Jurecki, Jurkiewicz and Lijewski did better than Bielecki, Zorman and Buntić as the team caught up and equalised at 6:6 in the 13. minute but another series of mistakes wasted the whole effort. Polish defence kept failing in stopping the Hungarian team and even Bombač’s absence on the court didn’t help. Pick had the game under control and by the end of the first part they gained 5-goal lead; finally the goal by Jurkiewicz in the last seconds made the halftime result 16-12 for the guests and they left the court with a considerable advantage.

Vive Tauron Kielce – MOL-Pick Szeged 27:26 (12:16)

Vive: Szmal, Sego – Aguinagalde 1, Bielecki 2, Buntić 3, Chrapkowski, Cupić 5, Jachlewski 1, Jurecki 4, Jurkiewicz 1, Kus, Lijewski 4, Reichmann 1, Strlek 5, Zorman.

Pick: Sierra, Wyszomirski – Ancsin 4, Balogh 1, Blazević 1, Bombac 2, Curuvija, Garcia Parrondo 1, Garcia Robledo 6, Dos Santos, Ilyes 1, Kallman 5, Mindegia Elizaga 3, Prodanović, Vranjes 1, Zubai 1.

Thanks to Čupić, Kielce managed to reduce the gap a little in the second half but their style still was pretty rough – simple and unforced mistakes in attack, and defence which often let Hungarians in too easily. Szeged’s decent performance allowed them to keep well deserved 3-goal lead. However, with less than 10 minutes to go, Kielce started catching up. Szmal started rejecting throws, including Parrondo’s penalty throw in the 57. minute when the Hungarian team had a chance to regain 2-goal lead. A moment later on the other side of the court Sierra denied Poles an equaliser at 26:26 but thanks to another Szmal’s intervention Jurecki could score this longed-for by the crowd equaliser. With a couple of seconds to go, the Hungarian team had the last chance to win the game but while they were struggling to do so, Lijewski stole the ball. Pick’s players tried to stop him but Reichmann managed to grab the ball and since Pick used libero and Sierra didn’t come back between the goalposts, the German easily threw the ball into the goal giving his team the last seconds win.

IFK Kristianstad celebrated first ever away win in Danish Kolding – 30:21 (11:13).


1. FC Barcelona Lassa141112423:372(51)23
2. KS Vive Tauron Kielce14932425:399(26)21
3. HC Vardar14905416:373(43)18
4. Rhein-Neckar Löwen14815369:353(16)17
5. MOL-Pick Szeged14716404:390(14)15
6. Montpellier HB143110372:413(-41)7
7. IFK Kristianstad143110409:437(-28)7
8. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn142012348:429(-81)4


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