Russia had secured first place in main group 1 even before tonight match against Slovenia, but they didn’t calculate because of that, and with fast offense and strong defense they easily won the game with 40-27
This was fifth win in a row for Russian girls, who remains one of the biggest favorites for the gold medal in W17 EHF Euro Macedonia. The enigma about the winner was solved after the first half, which ended with seven goals lead for strong Russia side. Slovenia did their best, had some great moment’s with attractive goals, but that was not enough for nothing then defeat. They started the match good, but after couple of minutes strong Russia turn around the game with fast brakes and easy goals.
Milan Ramsak (coach of Slovenia)
We started well, but then we stopped, we give sold couple the ball to the Russian team, that used them and with fast breaks they gain the lead. The pictures was the same in second half, we needed to loose strength in duels with bigger and stronger opponent. We maybe lost with big goal difference, but that is not real picture in what was happening on the field.
Hana Vucko (player of Slovenia)
From the start we saw that this game will be very tough against opponent that was favorite. We gave our best, but obviously that was not enough against Russia.