Today afternoon was the time for the Hungarian “El Classico” between Telekom Veszprém and MOL-Pick Szeged. Last season the team from Szeged defeated Veszprém on their home court in the last match snatching the Hungarian title after a long period of dominance from Veszprém’s side.
Since then a lot of things happened at both clubs, Szeged got new players (Canellas, Maqueda, Hennigman, Kasparek, Allilovic), trying to build a new team and adapt the newcomers. They managed the task successfully as they won all of their matches both in CL and in the domestic league.
At Veszprém there is a different wave right now as they lost several matches, both in CL and domestic league (!) and the club sacked the previous head coach, Ljubomir Vranjes had to leave and a new headcoach got the job. David Davis was very positive and hopefull at his arrival, two weeks ago, but he has a lot of work to do in order to have the team he wants to train.
Today the two teams played a close first half, but in the second half, Szeged was better in every aspect of the game as their opponents, defeating clearly their biggest rivals from the Hungarian League.
TELEKOM VESZPRÉM–MOL-PICK SZEGED 27-32 (14-13)
Veszprém Arena, referees: Bíró, Kiss.
VESZPRÉM: Sterbik, Mikler (GK), Blagotinsek, Borzas, Dörnyei, Gajjic 1, Ilic 3, Lékai 1, Mackovsek 3, Mahé 3, Nagy 1, Nenadic 3, Nilsson 5, Strlek 5 (1), Terzic, Tönnesen 2
SZEGED: Sego 1, Alilovic, Nagy M. (GK), Balogh 3, Bánhidi 2, Blazevic 1, Bodó 4, Bombac 4, Canellas 1 (1), Gaber 1, Källman 6, Maqueda 5, Sigurmansson 2 (1), Sostaric 2, Sunajko, Zhitnikov
Suspensions: 4 minutes/ 6 minutes
7 meters: 2/1, ; 3/2.