PARTIZAN – PICK SZEGED 23-23 (9-8)
A spectacular final game in Group B between Partizan and Pick Szeged ended with a draw 23-23. That result awarded Partizan group’s top spot on goal differential by a mere one goal. The Serbs will now face fellow compatriots Novi Beograd in the quarter-finals, while Croatia Zagreb will confront Croatia Zagreb.
Dusan Zivkovic (Assistant coach – Partizan): “We played well and adequate enough to clinch a ticket to the quarter-finals and the group’s first place. We want to go all the way.”
Zoltan Nagy (Coach – PICK Szeged): “It’s hard to talk after such a hard and tense game. We have a good team and our chances to reach the final stages of the tournament are not slim.”
Timeline (5 min): 2-3, 4-4, 6-6, 9-8 (half-time), 14-13, 18-15, 21-19, 23-23
PARTIZAN (Zinan Vukovic): Dordevic, Kosovac, Aleksic 1, Stojanovic, Bacanovic 11, Vujicic 2, Gacic N., Gacic F., Guduric 3, Isakovic, Jesic,Latinovic, Mijailovic, Petrovic, Ristic 5, Denic 1.
PICK SZEGED (Zoltan Nagy): Krivokapic, Beszedes, Zoldi, Szalai 1, Nagy, Noska 4, Csoti 1, Hajdu, Dancsik 5, Mig 1, Csamango 8, Juhasz 1,Kiss 2, Totok 1, Kucsera, Hamarti.
Referees: Giorgos Tsamos (GRE), Aggelos Fokitis (GRE). 2 min: 6-3, 7m: 3/4-2/3