In the 8th round of the Champions League Vive Targi Kielce beat St. Petersburg 30:29. Regardless of all the problems Kielce has, before the match nobody really expected an equal game, let alone a defeat of the leader of Group C. First half seemed to confirm those expectations – after a bit diffident beginning Polish team found its rhythm and took the lead. Half time result was 20:14 and it appeared that all what Polish team could do in the second half was to gain more advantage. First ten minutes of the second half were fine, host team was leading by 9 goals but then Russian team scored 8 goals in a row. Kielce fans could not believe what they saw when six minutes before the final whistle there was a draw 27:27. Nonetheless, Vive players took the lead again and managed to win 2 valuable points. The top scorer for Kielce was Mateusz Jachlewski (6), a left winger who in this match played on the right wing due to Ólafsson‘s indisposition.
TEXT: Martyna Usnarska