Zdravko Zovko’s team, Zvezda Zvenigorod met this afternoon the German Champion Thüringer. Herbert Müller and his team had won last week against Viborg, meanwhile Zvezda lost against Champions League title holder, Buducnost in Podgorica.
After a close first half, 15-13 for the hosts the Russians showed that they have the ambition to get the victory and they managed to increase the gap in the second part of the game. Anja Althaus was not present in Thüringer’s squad and Russian youngster, Anna Vyakhireva scored ten times, so Zvezda won by 31-24.
Result: Zvezda Zvenigorod-Thüringer HC 31-24(15-13)
Topscorers: Anna Vyakhireva (Zvezda) 10 goals and Nadja Nadgornaja (Thüringer) 9 goals.
The second gameof the group in this round was played by Viborg and Buducnost in Denmark. After a disappointing first round-match from Viborg’s side, when they lost against Thüringer this had been the next defeat for the Danes. Montenegrins had won the match, with a well working defence, by 20-26.
Result: Viborg HK-Buducnost Podgorica 20-26(12-14)
Topscorers: Isabelle Gulldén and Sabine Pedersen (Viborg HK) 5-5 goals and Milena Knezevic (Buducnost) 8 goals.