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BALKAN CLASICO: Celje PL VS PPD Zagreb – Who will win?

The history of the EHF Champions League clashes of two best teams of Slovenia and Croatia – RK Celje Pivovarna Laško and PPD Zagreb, is long. Two teams matched for the first time in season 1992/1993, the historical for the team from Zagreb, who won the title at the end, their last in club’s history.

In total, Celje and Zagreb played 14 matches. Both teams were better on the home court. The only time when Zagreb won the fortress “Zlatorog” was in season 2008/2009, when Balic, Lazarov and Co. beat Slovenians 25:22.

Celje have 6 wins, Zagreb one more, with only one draw in Zagreb in 2001 – 22:22.

Season 1992 / 93
1/16 f. RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : Zagreb Loto (CRO) 18:17 (6:9)
1/16 f. Zagreb Loto (CRO) : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 26:17 (13:7)

Season1995 / 96
1/8 f. RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : Croatia banka Zagreb 25:21 (11:9)
1/8 f. Croatia bankaZagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 25:20 (14:11)

Season1997 / 98
ChL RK Celje Pivovarna Laško :Badel 1862 Zagreb 26:21 (13:8)
ChL Badel 1862 Zagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 26:22 (14:10)
1/2 f Badel 1862 Zagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 27:20 (14:10)
1/2 f RK Celje Pivovarna Laško :Badel 1862 Zagreb 25:24 (10:10)

Season2000/01
ChL RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : RK Zagreb 29:26 (12:12)
ChL RK Zagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 22:22 (12:11)

Season 2008/09
ChL RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : RK Zagreb 22:25 (11:16)
ChL RK Zagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 31:18 (14:6)

Season 2013/14
ChL RK CO Zagreb : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 24:21 (13:10)
ChL RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : RK CO Zagreb 26:20 (14:11)

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