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May 16, 2021

Handball CL: Oltchim and U Cluj sights locked on victory

Oltchim  and U Jolidon Cluj, the Romanian women’s representatives in the EHF Champions League, will play in the third round of qualifiers on Saturday. Oltchim will play an away game against Denmark’s Randers in Group A, while Jolidon will play an away game against Croatia’s HC Podravka Vegeta in Group B. Oltchim tops Group A with 4 points after two games and a +24 goal difference. Considered Oltchim’s best player, Katarina Bulatovic (photo: ehfcl.com) is the team’s top goal scorer with 17 goals in two games and is second in the Champions League’s goal scorers’ standings. Nevertheless, ahead of the game against Randers, Bulatovici states she is not thinking about the statistics and the number of goals she scored is not important. “I’m not thinking about the statistics, this isn’t important for me. Of course I’m glad to be able to help the team but I’d rather have us win the trophy and me being 15th in the goal scorers’ rankings. I was a top goal scorer before, even in important competitions, but the hardest thing is to lose the trophy. What use is there in being top goal scorer?  The trophy you’re fighting for with your team is always the most important,” Katarina Bulatovic stated for Mediafax. The handball player considers that Oltchim’s defence has to be much stronger in the game against Randers. “I believe it will be the first really important game, especially since we’re playing away. I expect a much more difficult game than those against Hypo Vienna and Buxtehuder, games that we won. I played in Denmark, I know their style and I believe we will have to defend better than we did until now. It was easier against Buxtehuder, but our defence didn’t work as we wanted in the game against Hypo. We have to focus on a strong defence and to be in top shape. Anyway, we’re not afraid and we’re going in Denmark in order to win. I expect us to win,” the player added.


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