Nexe - Tatran Presov 24:25 (15:17)
(Tomic 6, Barisic Jaman 5 / Urban 5, Grzentic 5)
Hrvoje Horvat, Nexe coach:
It was a real sports fight and a real tactical outsmarting. In the first half we played very bad in defense without any contact. After that defence started to be more aggresive and with some of the goalkeepers saves it was much better. Our rival was more clever today. We were in hurry in the final of the match. We lacked more patience.
Mario Tomic, Nexe player:
We want to show against Tatran that what happened in Novi Sad against Vojvodina in the first round was only one bad day. Maybe we had pressure because we wanted to show our fans that we could play much better. So we played two different half times. First part without aggresion. In the second half we showed that Nexe team has got head and tail. In the end we were out of luck. That will be good school for us.
Slavko Goluza, Tatran Presov coach:
It was very fair match. I expected the battle. So it was. We won because of our character and very big discipline. We also have got some problems with injury players so I am very proud of my players.
Nino Grzentic, Tatran Presov player:
We expected very hard match, so we prepared very well for match against Nexe. We missed a few of the players but we showed our quality. I am very happy because of our first victory.