After an eventful weekend in Umag, the Croatian Cup has come to an end. The result was the same as in previous years- PPD Zagreb defeated Nexe in the final and won yet another title in Croatian handball!
In the semi-final PPD Zagreb easily defeated MRK Umag 39:24, behind 6 goals from Josip Eres and Igor Vori, with Tin Kontrec adding 5 more. The Croatian champions absolutely dominated throughout the entire match. Similar can be said for the other finalists- Nexe. Their opponents were the third best Croatian team- Dubrava Zagreb. Even though they struggled against Dubrava the last few times, Nexe did not have a lot of problems, and comfortably won the match- 31:20. Zrnic scored 7 and Ante Gadza scored 6.
The final match was not as one-sided as the 27:18 score might suggest. It was tight until the 45th minute mark when PPD Zagreb started playing even better defensively. In the end, Zlatko Horvat scored 8, Damir Bicanic had 6 and Urh Kastelic recorded 15 saves. For Nexe, who played in their third final, four players scored 3 goals. Congratulations to PPD Zagreb on another trophy!