08.05.2012, 12:10
Lada ahead with six goals

First leg victory of the Russians over Zalau

Lada ahead with six goals

Lada Togliatti (RUS) - HC Zalau (ROU) 30:24 (15:14)

In the EHF Cup Final Russian Lada Togliatti have defeated their Romanian counterparts HC Zalau by six goals after a close first half which means that Zalau coach Gheorghe Tadici's team will have a tough time in the return game if his side wants to earn a high-margin victory and win the cup.

After an equal first period, the Russians increased the pace and showed a much stronger performance in the second half that allowed them to build the tight half-time lead to a favorable six goals advantage at the final buzzer. 

Best scorers were Irina Bliznova with eight goals for Lada and Georgina Ciuciulete with nine goals for HC Zalau.

TEXT: Márk Hegedüs

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