In the big derby in female Russian handball, Lada Togliatti took the early lead in the first half, playing nicely in the attack, but also conceding lots of goals in a fast-paced game. Zvezda Zvenigorod showed that they are major title contenders this season and lowered the lead to bearable 17:15 at halftime for Lada Togliatti. In the second half the small lead was being kept with constant goal-for-goal play, in the 55th minute the score stands at 29:26 with the home team making 2:0 run and a suspension for the visitors. Until the end the lead is only extended, 31:27 for Lada.
Lada Togliatti now joins Rostov and HC Dinamo on the top of the league with 8 points, with Lada having played a game more.