Last-16 REVIEW: Plock never stood a chance to mount a comeback out of their defeat last week against a plucky Szeged aspect, which got yet another comfy triumph, 23:16
For the 3rd time in five years, MOL-Pick Szeged are to the quarter finals of this VELUX EHF Champions League, after getting rid Wisla Plock (23:16) at the 2nd leg of their last-16 tie, carrying a 45:36 aggregate triumph.
Szeged took notice after Plock shocked Bjerringbro-Silkeborg in the home court at the 2nd leg of this Group C/D Play-off and retained the side in check, since Plock tied their finest operation at the European superior contest.
The side will face Vardar for their maiden VELUX EHF FINAL 4 berth.
Szeged are still unbeaten this year on home courtroom, stretching their streak to 10 matches
Plock’s 16 aims were the lowest score in any match this year
Last-16, SECOND LEG
Together with six unique scorers in the initial 20 seconds, the side took early hands, yet the game proved to be a scrappy affair, together with the hosts carrying a 7:5 lead.
Since Plock’therefore attack was confined to just 43% efficacy, Szeged continued to extend their lead, having a controlling 13:8 lead. Plock needed their work cut out, being forced to overcome a seven-goal gap to progress.
There is little chance for it to happen, as Plock’s attacking competence never ignited upward, together with line player Bence Banhidi leading the line for Szeged, who expanded their lead to 19:12.
Since Szeged continued to pummel Plock using a stout defensive operation, the side has been limited to some season-low 16 aims.
Therefore, it was little to not surprising that Szeged had still yet another impressive triumph, 23:16, which places them at the look for a VELUX EHF FINAL 4 berth.
TEXT: Adrian Costeiu / ew