Dominant win over Dinamo keeps Celje PL on Final 4 course
Expected win for Celje PL in front of their fans against Serbian champions Dinamo. In the end 39:25 with Slovenians enlarging the gap to ten (25:15) even before the half-time whistle. With three new points Celje made another big step towards final tournament placement in SEHA - Gazprom League's seventh season as they now three rounds before the end of the regular part of the season have a five-point advantage over their national rivals Gorenje Velenje.
To make things even harder for Dinamo, who either way had an underdog role in this one, they today weren't able to count on eight of their players and their tough injury situation resulted in hosts already opening the gap to ten (25:15) after first 30 minutes. Coach Branko Tamse used the opportunity to rotate the squad giving all of his guys, expect for young playmaker Domen Makuc, a chance to feel the match and the atmosphere today in Zlatorog sports hall. Jaka Malus ended up being the only player without a scored goal in home team roster today while Ziga Mlakar led their offense with seven. Matic Groselj and Jan Jurecic added five each. Stefan Saponjic netted six on the other side, one more than left back Ivan Dimitrijevic. Closest guests managed to come in the second half was minus nine (31:22) but Slovenians were able to keep their focus taking a double-digit win in the end.