Mladost is the first finalist of the playoffs of the Croatian championship.
The Croatian Cup winner defeated Jadran Split in the second game of the semifinals and continues the battle for the title.
2020/21 Croatian League, playoffs
Semifinals (best-of-three), 2nd matches
Jadran S – Mladost 7:9 (1:3, 2:3, 1:1, 3:2) – score in the series 0:2
Jadran Split: Butic 3, Setka 2, Kragic 1, Milradovic 1.
HAVK Mladost: Radu 3, Lazic 2, Kharkov 2, Bukic 1, Dasic 1.
Primorje or Solaris – Jug TBD
Mladost demolished Jadran in the first game (10:5). The Zagreb-based side wasn’t so convincing in the second match, but Mladost’s win wasn’t in danger. The visitors opened the encounter with a 3:0 lead, while they went 5:1 up early in the second period. Mladost kept a 2-goal or a 3-goal advantage until the end of this quarter, while Lazic converted a man-up in the first minute of the second half for 7:3 and Jadran couldn’t come back.
The first game of the final series is scheduled for May 8. But, Mladost still waits for its opponent in the final. The other semifinal series hasn’t begun. The second match of the quarterfinals Primorje-Solaris, which has been postponed due to the COVID cases at Primorje, hasn’t been played yet. The winner of this quarterfinal pair will play against Jug in the semis.
The playoffs in Serbia and Montenegro will be continued in the mid-week.