All these after the first match of 2015.
Do we need more?...
On the top of it all, Nikola Mijailović returned at this match after more than 6 months.
We walked out to the ground and ate the reds. We made it to 7:14 in the first set, then the opponent picked themselves together and reduced the difference to 18:20 - but we were still on the lead. What is more, with Jokanović in command we pushed it up to 24:19, then finally Nemanja Jokanović (mentioned earlier) brought the match-point and we won the first game to 25:19. (0:1)
In the beginning of the second we made it to 4:9, but Zvezda could somehow find the pace and even turned the standing to 20:19. Their advantage didn’t last long, Lopar switched the standing back to our side (21:22) and we eventually won the second game to 25:22. (0:2)
For the third the red team again picked themselves together and took the lead to 8:3. This 8:3 later became 12:6 and they won the set to 25:19. (1:2)
They got a chance from us to find their breath.
You get what I mean. At this set we showed how NOT to play volleyball.
So, in the fourth we could show how to actually play it.
Because we took a deep breath and the standing was 5:16. Our advantage was three times ahead of the red team’s (and even more with one point). There was no return. We broke the rest of the red team’s self-esteem, winning the set to 10:25 as well as winning the eternal derby to 1:3.
I’d like to take the opportunity here to suggest RTS to make RTS 2 available at their site beside RTS Satelit. Thank you.
OK Crvena Zvezda: Okolić (4), Jevtić (libero), Lukić, Stefanović, Stoilović (8), Gmitrović, Koprivica (14), Milutinović (6), Martinović (4), Kecman, Blagojević (16), Buculjević (1)
Head coach: Dragan Kobiljski
OK Partizan: Ivković, Lopar (11), Kostić (1), Mulćan, Mrdak (20), Majstorović, Rajković (libero), Jokanović (1), Mijailović (17), P. Nikolić (4), M. Nikolić (19), Popović
Head coach: Vladimir Vasović
Championship standings after Round 11:
1. Partizan 30 points
2. Crvena Zvezda 27 points
3. Vojvodina 23 points*
4. Novi Pazar 17 points*
5. Spartak Ljig 12 points*
6. Ribnica 11 points*
7. Inđija 11 points*
8. Đerdap 9 points
9. Mladi Radnik 8 points*
10. Radnički 8 points
Teams marked with * played 10 matches so far.