This match has long galvanized handball fans in Piotrków. The stands at Hala Relax began to fill up as early as 3:30 PM. It was clear, though, who the favorite was. The Polish Champions beat Piotrkowianin 30-19.
12 minutes into the round 16 match, Piotrkowianin was in the lead, with the score 7-4, but this turned out to be a flash in the pan. The Polish Champions picked up speed and soon equalized the game. With every passing minute Talant Duyshebaev’s team increased their dominance. By half-time, they secured a 15-12 lead, and showed exemplary defensive play in the second period. In the fifteen minutes after the break, Piotrkowianin only scored two goals. The away team was relentless, bringing the score up to 24-14 by the 45th minute. The game ended with Vive Tauron eleven goals ahead of their opponents, and the final score was 30-19.
Piotrkowianin – Vive Tauron Kielce 19:30 (12:15)
Piotrkowianin: Banisz, Procho – Mróz 1, Woynowski, Iskra, Swat, Góralski 2, Nastaj 2, Surosz, Krawczenko, Pożarek, Achruk, Makowiejew 8, Tórz 1, Pacześny 5/2, Wędrak.
Coaches: Zbigniew Markuszewski i Dmytro Zinchuk
Penalties: 10 min (Woynowski, Swat, Achruk, Tórz, Pacześny)
Seven-meter throws: 2/3