Vardar- Zeleznicar 1949 35:20 (14:11)
(Moraes 4, Kiselev 4 / Jevtic 6, Banduka 4)
Robertо Garcia Parrondo, Vardar coach
Today we played much better than in the last match. This is what I told my players and I'm happy with our performance. We tried to play harder, with higher intensity and I think we managed it. It is not easy to win against this team by this score. Maybe they are young, but they have good players. So, for me this victory means more because Zeleznicar are a good team.
Janja Vojvodic, Vardar player
I am glad that we found the rhythm, because due to injuries from the beginning of the preparations we did not have a complete team. It finally started to look good and I think that by the first match in the Champions League in Montpellier we will be able to time our form. The team of Zeleznicar is young and promising and I congratulate them on the fighting spirit and I wish them good luck in the next league matches.
Veselin Vujovic, Zeleznicar coach:
We tried to play a good game and psychologically stabilize the team. We have many young players who are trying to establish themselves. It was clear who was the favourite and I want to congratulate Vardar on a more than deserved victory. Everyone has their goals, their worries, we will carry on and I hope that Vardar will be successful both in the SEHA League and in the Champions League. I have no doubt that they can achieve quite a lot.
Aleksa Kljajic, Zeleznicar player
I congratulate Vardar on the well-deserved victory. At the beginning of the match we had several good moves and moments, but Vardar justified the role of the favourite before the start of this match. We now have to focus on the match in Luxembourg and in the meantime, we have to work hard to try to reach their level.