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9 months ago - 9/21/2019

Wisla Plock take their first points with clear win against Schaffhausen

Orlen Wisla Plock were leading all the way and seemed in constant control as they took their first two points in the VELUX EHF Champions League this season.

Despite several whole hearted attempts, Kadetten Shaffhausen were never able to catch up with the Polish home team.

  • The win gave Wisla Plock their first two points, while Schaffhausen are on one

  • Plock goalkeeper Ivan Stevanovic had a good day against his former teammates, whom he left after last season

  • Former Russian international Konstantin Igropulo celebrated his Champions League comeback with three penalty goals.

Orlen Wisla Plock (POL) vs Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI) 27:23 (16:12)

While Russian newcomer Konstantin Igropulo celebrated his Champions League comeback by scoring on his three penalty shots, Plock took their first two points, being in control more or less throughout the entire 60 minutes.

Philip Stenhalm caused the visitors particular trouble at the start. Not only did the Swedish left back score four of Wisla Plock´s first six goals; he also made a great effort in defence, which caused Schaffhausen big trouble for the Swiss attacking play.

Goalkeeper Ivan Stevanovic, who joined Plock from Schaffhausen before this season had a fine day against his former teammates, as Plock went from an early two-goal lead to being four goals up at half time.

Plock stayed three to five goals up most of the second half. Schaffhausen managed to reduce the distance to two goals a couple of times towards the end, but the home team were able to ride the storm.

“There was a lot of fight on the court. I think very good from our side was coming back to the defence. It was our goal to stop fast breaks from Kadetten Schaffhausen,” said Plock wing Lovro Mihic, while his Kadetten counterpart Sebastian Frimmel commented: “It was good game and both defences were very strong today. Especially in the attack, six against six, we had a lot of problems with scoring goals.” 

Author: Peter Bruun / JS