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2 points for Vardar in Russia

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2 points for Vardar in Russia

Macedonian superpower ZRK Vardar Skopje played their first away match in this season’s Champions League and right for the first time, they had to travel really far: they faced Russian champions Astrakhanochka in the third round of Europe’s top women’s handball competition. Vardar, still without a permanent choice as a coach for the superstar team, had a homework to solve but it wasn’t easy. Astrakhanochka might have been weakened during the summer but the young Russians are a tough nut to crack at home. This time wasn’t any different: the Russians didn’t give away the two points easily but Vardar was mostly dominant throughout the whole match. Even though Astrakhanochka put up a great fight, the Macedonians led by Andrea Penezic walked away with the two important points and their first away win this season.

EHF Champions League, Group B, round 3
Astrakhanochka – ZRK Vardar 26-31 (13-14)
Astrakhanochka: K. Sabirova 8, N. Chigirinova 5, L. Postnova 4, V. Shichkina 3, D. Chaplygina 2, K. Sisenova 2, E. Levsha 1, K. Trusova 1
ZRK Vardar: A. Penezic 10, T. Mavsar 6, S. Damnjanovic 4, B. Lazovic 4, J. Radicevic 3, A. Althaus 2, A. Covic 1, C. Herrem 1
Penalties: 5/8 ; 6/6
Suspensions: 8 minutes ; 8 minutes

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