Important match for both clubs in Brest

Metalurg Brest
The match between Metalurg and Meshkov from SEHA GSS league's round 13 will for both teams have decisive character. Chances of qualifying for Final Four depend very much on the outcome of this match. Direct duel can bring one team a great advantage. The game was supposed to be played onemonth ago, but it was postponed. At the beginning of march, Meshkov will come to Skopje for second game.
Metalurg has 25 points, Meshkov 24 after 12 rounds of the competition. Belarus team had a series of four consecutive victories in the SEHA GSS league, and players gained confidence and motivation. Regional league is the only chance for Meshkov to save the season after elimination from the EHF Cup and being several points behind their rival Dinamo Minsk in the national championship . 
Metalurg is on the other side on a mini tour in Belarus after Sunday's draw versus Dinamo Minsk in the EHF Champions League. With this point the team has confirmed the third place.
Pavel Atman played against Dinamo Minsk with shoulder injury, and due to importance of the match in Brest ,Lino Cervar might again use the strongest squad. Metalurg's only option for reaching SEHA GSS league's Final Four for the third time is to remain undefeated in Brest .

Lino Cervar, Metalurg's coach: 
- I am really happy we managed to stay undefeated in Minsk and to reach first of our three this season's goals, EHF CL's Last 16. Remaining two are to win the domestic championship and SEHA GSS league. We are experiencing some problems in our squad with injuries but my team is highly motivated and I am sure my team will give 100% for a new win.

Zeljko Babic, coach of Meshkov Brest:
- We're a little tired because we've played seven games in a row but we are aware of this match's importance and we'll surely do our best to come out as winners. We respect our opponents, they're led by the best coach in the world but we have to stay concentrated. Good defense and minimizing offensive mistakes might bring us the result we want. I believe in a positive outcome of this match for my team.