18 septembar 2008
Because of busy schedule in domestic leagues, Podravka Vegeta, Lokomotiva and Krim Mercator agreed - two WRHL matches will be played in Zagreb this weekend.
On Friday at 18:00, Lokomotiva will host Podravka Vegeta in third round of WRHL. On Saturday at 18:00 Podravka Vegeta will play against Krim Mercator. That will be match of WRHL’s fourth round.
Podravka Vegeta already started defending Croatian Championship title. They defeated Zamet in first round with 41:20 (22:13). Kristina Franić was best scorer with 8 goals and Natalija Todorovska scored 7. On Wednesday Podravka defeated Umag 47:17. Best players were Maja Zebić with 10 goals and Marta Žderić with 23 saves.
Lokomotiva also has four points after two rounds played in Croatian Championship. Players of Zoran Mlinarić have defeated Sesvete (37:21) and Koka (33:28). Nikica Pušić was best scorer in last match with 13 goals.
Gjorče Petrov defeated, Podravka Vegeta next?
Two best Croatian clubs will meet for the first time this season. Lokomotiva is without three players from the first line-up who left the club. On the other side Podravka Vegeta brought three reinforcements. Team of Zdravko Zovko showed excellent performance in preparation tournaments announcing great season.
It seems difference in quality is substantial. But… Derby will be played in Zagreb, in Lokomotivas “background“. And Lokomotiva already defeated Gjorče Petrov in front of their own audience…
Great invitation for all Croatian handball fans to come to visit "Dom sportova" this weekend.
TEXT: Ivan Ambroš