State University HSS – SG Pegasus 23-30 (11-14)
The major concern of the Germans must have been to prevent the talented Kazachkov from scoring too many. Obviously, in the first half, they very well succeeded due to a 26% scoring percentage from mainly male players.
Also in the second half the Russian tactical plan remained too predictable with the focus on two main attackers. The Germans took care of a decent setting in the attack zone, with good rebound opportunities and assists. As a result Pegasus gained confidence and precious time went lost for the team of Orel.
This could mean that we would have a traditional England-Germany on the final day as it was so often the case in past IKF Europa Cups.