Zagreb aim for a miracle in Skopje
Playing in front of 10,000 fans didn’t help HC PPD Zagreb in the Balkan derby against HC Vardar last week as the guests dominated this VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16 match and won 27:18.
A week later, the focus shifts to Skopje for the decisive second leg as Vardar are 60 minutes away from continuing competing in the quarter-final - which they would do so for a sixth straight season.
LAST 16, SECOND LEG
HC Vardar (MKD) vs HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)
Saturday 30 March, 19:30 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com
First-leg result: 27:18
Zagreb’s last away victory in the EHF Champions League was against Flensburg in the second round of the group phase
Zagreb have not won away against Vardar in the EHF Champions League since 2007
Vardar goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev was instrumental with 14 saves in the first leg, earning him the Player of the Match award
defending a nine-goal advantage, Vardar are on the brink of their sixth consecutive quarter-final appearance