Szeged discontinued the long series of unbeaten games of Veszprem. Now they have four points more, in the national championship, but Veszprem has a match less.
Alilovic started the game in great shape, and Ilic, and Sulic led their Veszprém at the beginning of the match. A quick two goals for the guest and Ilyés scored for the third goal for the hosts (3-2), but Ilic seemed untenable, so in the 18 Minutes after the fifth goal, Veszprem had two goals lead, 6-8 at the scoreboard.
What followed next, hardly anyone expected! Mikler simply pulled down the blinds on his goal, and the guests did not scored any goals from that point to the end of the first half. Meanwhile Szeged outfield players, under the command of Ancsin made huge series of 8-0 , and at the half-time it was 14-8 for the home team.
The defending champions did not gave up, of course, Ilic was in the mood and after three minutes the difference was decreased to only three goals 14-11, but Ancsin again took matters in his own hands and Szeged kept the five goals difference, 18-13 in 40th minute. Then Carlos Ortega switched the goalkeeper of Veszprém, Fazekas was the crucial element of closing the gap , the guests gradually melted the goal difference and in 51 minute Ilics equalized (20-20).
After Fazekas’ new defense, Parrondo took the advantage and scored, Ancsin even took the hosts to two goals difference, 22-20. One and a half minutes till the end Vranješ scored an amazing goal for 23-21, and the winner of this match was known. The “super derby” ended 23-22, a big victory of Pick Szeged against one of the best teams in the world.
– In the first 30 minutes we just received eight goals, it was very important. In the end, we are very tired, which showed in the team, it was exciting to the end. After the replacement of the goalkeeper, Fazekas onset the Veszprém defense, but in the end failed to decide the match. Without our fans, this certainly would not have be success, and at least many thanks to my players. We haven’t just won today, but also the Hungarian handball. Thanks to the leadership of our team that chose me for this position and that I can be on the bench in such games.
– Defensively it was very tough match for both teams. In the first half, the last ten minutes of the attack, we were not able to perform well, to score the collected there is much for handicap. Mikler played well protecting his goal, yet we got back into the match, with a chance for a draw as well, but failed to score.
– For these moments, is worth playing handball. I’m tired, but this victory gives strength, so I’m getting better.