Interrupted in the spring due to the war in Ukraine, the SEHA 2022 League found its epilogue this weekend in Zadar with the same winner as the two previous seasons: Veszprem, the Hungarian giant, where two Frenchmen, Kentin Mahé, are now playing. who wins the trophy for the second time and the ex-Nantais Dragan Pechmalbec (who now plays in the national team of Serbia).
Like last year, the Magyar ogre beat Zagreb in the final (32-30) to claim its fifth trophy in this high-level competition, which brings together clubs from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, including several engaged in Champions League. He equals the record held by Vardar Skopje.
The two decisive Frenchmen
In trouble in the first period (19-13 for Zagreb at the break), Veszprem nibbled away to equalize in the 48th minute (25-25). Pechmalbec scored his two goals in the final seven minutes and Mahé converted a crucial penalty (his 5th goal of the night) before Rasmus Lauge secured victory in the dying moments.
The Hungarian club has ideally prepared its entry into the Champions League, on September 15 at home against Paris-SG.