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The Hungarian “El Classico” won by MOL-Pick Szeged

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The Hungarian “El Classico” won by MOL-Pick Szeged
Ibolya Szekeres

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.

Result:

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.

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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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