Vardar dominant in derby versus Celje PLAuthor: SGL, Published: 13.02.2018.
What was supposed to be SEHA - Gazprom League derby ended up being nothing but pure dominance of the home side Vardar who have in the end taken a dominant 35:27 (20:10) win. With this win, ‘Red&Black’ now need only one more to secure regular season top position.
Fourth triumph for Vardar against Celje PL and by far the most dominant one. Slovenians were always a tough rival for Macedonian champs but today they simply didn’t stand a chance with Vardar coach Raul Gonzalez giving almost all of his guys a chance to prove themselves. Everything was decided in the first half. Less than 15 minutes into the match guests were already 8:3 up simply having everything going in their direction. Martin Popovski shined scoring 6/6, Joan Canellas added 3 with 4 assists. Strahinja Milic had 14 saves. Borut Mackovsek on the other side proved great form he’s been in lately scoring 11 against reigning both SEHA and European champs.
Vardar will have the chance to definitely secure regular season top spot in the next round in Zagreb and Celje PL will on the other hand, after two tough losses against PPD Zagreb and Vardar, try to get back on the right track playing Dinamo Pancevo at home.