In the first game of the quarterfinals of the playoffs of the Serbian Super League, Mega Soccerbet defeated Vojvodina with 77:66 (28:20, 13:13, 21:16, 15:17). In the game that was played without the presence of the audience in the Mega Factory Hall, coach Vladimir Jovanovic’s team quickly reached a certain advantage that amounted to a maximum of 18 points during the game, only to calmly bring the match to an end in the last quarter for a 1-0 lead in the best of three series.

At the press conference after the game, Mega’s captain Milenko Tepic pointed out that the most important thing was that his team won:

– The most important thing is that we won. Like any playoff game, this one was quite demanding. Vojvodina has a team to respect and this season they are playing with a clear idea. They know what they want and for a reason they were the second team in KLS. They have good young players, good chemistry in the team, and I am very glad that they managed to advance to the ABA 2 league. We changed the team a bit, we have three new players and because of that we may have seemed less organized than usual at some points. However, I believe that this match in Novi Sad, which I know will be very difficult, will help us catch the right rhythm. Congratulations to my teammates, but also to the team of Vojvodina on a good game,

said Tepic.

Mega Soccerbet coach Vladimir Jovanovic stated that he knew that the match against Vojvodina would be difficult:

– Vojvodina deserves every respect. They are composed of young players, but also players who have experience of playing in big clubs and they show that all season. I knew the game was going to be tough for two reasons. First, because Vojvodina has a really good season, and on the other hand, we have changed the team in sensitive positions. Novak replaced Smith in the point guard position, and Milosavljevic and Simanic joined the team. Every game like this brings a certain amount of pressure, and some guys are in roles for the first time that they have to put out that pressure. We know what awaits us in Novi Sad, Vojvodina will certainly not surrender. That is why we must rest and prepare for all the temptations that await us in the future,

said coach of Mega.

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