Euphoria in Gradski vrt continues! NEXE has managed to win, third time in ten days, again in front of home crowd in Osijek. Second time this season Croatian vice champions were better than Partizan 29:18 (15:10). NEXE was again playing great in defense, Perica Lelic was great and Partizan simply had no chance. They have managed to score only two goals in th first 14 minutes. In the beginning of the second half NEXE was again focused and managed to make new series and sail away from the Serbian team.
Aleksandar Brkovic, Partizan's coach:
- I'd like to congratulate NEXE for a well deserved victory. We were playing really bad. We should improve on all levels.
Vanja Ilic, Partizan's winger:
- We didn't play good, I have to agree with my coach. NEXE was much better today.
Zdenko Kordi, NEXE's coach:
- I was very nervous before that match. We've known Partizan's team very well. They've reinforced much since our last match. Great match today for my team and also excellent audience here in Gradski vrt.
Perica Lelic, NEXE's goalkeeper:
- From the start until the end we've played well, especially in defense. In the second half, during first ten minutes I've had only one save. I have to say that it is a great plesure to be a goalkeeper with defense like this.