Spartak - Meshkov Brest 26:34 (13:17)
(Fokin 6, Dereven 5 / Baranau 13; Matskevich 13 saves)
Raul Alonso, Meshkov Brest coach:
We are dealing with a very rough schedule at the moment. Match against Spartak was far from easy and I'm glad we managed to win it. I know we were the favored side but still, we knew how good Spartak can be. I hope we can keep up with good performances.
Alexander Shkurinskiy, Meshkov Brest player:
It was hard match. I think that Ivan Matskevich is probably the MVP of this one. It is not a secret Spartak are dealing with some injuries but even despite of that they delivered a really good outing. Far from an easy win for us here today.
Oleg Kuleshov, Spartak coach:
Of course, Meshkov Brest were favorites in this match, but we were trying to show our best. We wanted to fight back but we were missing way too many clear chances. Our plan was to make them nervous and we failed. We still have a long way to go.
Vladislav Korshunov, Spartak player:
We're dealing with a lot of injury problems at the moment. We showed some good things but Meshkov were today a better team overall. We have to draw some conclusions from this one and move on.