DIKEAS – CROATIA ZAGREB 18-24
Croatia imposed their superiority and booked a place in the semi-final despite suffering an early scare from Dikeas who looked determined to cause a second successive surprise in the tournament following the elimination of Vardar right before. Dikeas’ resistance lasted for ten minutes, before the team from Zagreb went full throttle to comfortably win the match in their quest to grab their third VRILITTOS trophy.
Alexandros Alvanos (Dikeas Coach): “We didn’t pass the test against the tournament’s best team, but I am satisfied with what I saw watching my players giving them a hard time.”
Lukas Padza (Croatia Zagreb Goalkeeper): “We didn’t start well, but we raised our level gradually and we managed to win the game. Congratulations to Dikeas, they are really good. We need to stay focused and play better in the beginning of every single match”.
DIKEAS – CROATIA ZAGREB
4-3, 6-4, 6-7, 7-11 (Half-time) 10-13, 12-16, 15-19, 18-24
Dikeas (Alexandros Alvanos): Giantsa, Athanasakos, Kovanis 4, Kotsionis 6, Vasiliou 1, Chatzizafiriou, Stathis, Samaras, Karras, Varsos 4, Gilakis, Tsampodimos, Karabourniotis, Papantoniou 1, Routsias, Veziris 2, Kiartzidis, Aslis.
ZAGREB (Nino Markovic): Grdovic, Sres, Jutrisa 4, Goluza, Konrad, Budimir, Strkocic, Neralic 3, Breges 1, Dendo 1, Puric 1, Trninic 3, Tintor, Klaric 5, Leskovec 6, Pandza, Turcic.
Suspensions: 0 -0 Team penalties: 1/1 – 3/3