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“U”Jolidon Cluj-respectable debute in Ljubljana

“U”Jolidon Cluj-respectable debute in Ljubljana
Ibolya Szekeres


Photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

The second team from Romania  beside Oltchim,  “U”Jolidon Cluj is a debutante in CL-groups. The team from Transylvania met Slovenians from Krim Mercator. Krim has Penezic injured and Piedade is out because of a stroke, she suffererd 2 weeks earlier.  “U”Jolidon Cluj has signed two players after qualifying in CL-group stages: goalkeeper Ionica Munteanu (CSM Craiova) and the junior line-player Nicoleta Safta (on loan fromOltchim).

First half brought a shy star for guests, but after ten minutes they refound themselvs andmade some nice handball moments in Ljubljana. Krim was lead by Susan Müller, shining in playmaker role and Barbara Varlec-Lazovic. Spanish right-winger, Carmen Martin has also got some playing time, after she has been recovered from her knee injury. On Romanian side goalkeeper Petróczi, Vadineanu and Dinca could be remarked. Half time:  15-13.

After break Müller and Varlec-Lazovic continued the show, the opponent seemed to be tired, but they had a come-back, and the result was 16-16 in 35.minutes of game. In the next period the Romanian defence became weaker and they also made a lot of mistakes in attack. Krim had a three goals gap, 25-22, 8 minutes before the end, but Romanians decided to fight harder in defence and the final result was: 28-27.

Topscorers: Susan Müller (Krim Mercator) 9 goals and Mihaela Ani Senocico ( “U”Jolidon Cluj) 8 goals.


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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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