Motor Zaporozhye - Tatran Presov 29:23 (13:10)
(Dontsov 5; Komok 15 saves / Rabek 4, Urban 4, Stranovsky 4, Titouan Afanou 4; Chupryna 14 saves)
Slavko Goluza, Tatran Presov coach:
Home team was better from the very beginning of the encounter. We weren't as focused and as patient as I'd like us to be on the offensive side of the court. We opened the second half better but then made some bad mistakes allowing opponents to open the gap and seal the deal in this one. Now we keep on preparing for what's ahead and those are challenges in both SEHA and Champions League.
Igor Chupryna, Tatran Presov goalkeeper:
Well-deserved win for Motor here today. We experienced certain problems in attack in this one and our opponents on the other hand displayed a very good performance running the court really well and taking advantage of all the mistakes we made.
Mykola Stepanets, Motor Zaporozhye coach:
We managed to open the gap to three goals in the first but lost everything in the beginning of the second. Luckily for us we managed to take advantage of a few of their mistakes opening the gap again and sailing away. Considering the fact how exhausted some of our players were we can be satisfied with this win and I would like to thank them on the performance they delivered here today.
Vladislav Parovinchak, Motor Zaporozhye player:
Tatran delivered a very good performance here today. Especially in the first half when they didn't let us open the gap and seal the deal in this one early. They started the second half well but lacked focus in key moments of the game which resulted in them coming up short in the end in my opinion.