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STATSCORE’S eye on handball 2018/19, part 1: PGNiG Superliga

PGNIG Superliga’s new season has started! 7 games behind us, 389 goals scored, 3 away team wins. But these are the most common statistics. We want to show you something more – we want to show you that the STATSCORE Handball LeagueCenter is a product that’s noteworthy. Let us take you for a walk through the key statistics from the 1st day of matches from the new season.

Gwardia Opole – PGE VIVE Kielce 26:36 (13:17)

PGE VIVE Kielce, last season’s PGNIG Superliga winners, competed in Opole against Gwardia with just 11 players available to play. The host team wanted to surprise their fans, but it was a missed opportunity as they didn’t take this chance. 47% throw efficiency (only 23% from 9-meters) and 3 missed penalties (out of 7) – there was no way this could end well.


Wybrzeże Gdańsk – Pogoń Szczecin 25:20 (11:6)

Artur Chmieliński was a main character in the match between Wybrzeże Gdańsk and Pogoń Szczecin. Wybrzeże’s goalkeeper saved 15 of their rival’s throws (43% efficiency) including two penalties and this was one of the main reasons the host team won this match. 6 goals scored in the first half by a team from the north-west of Poland? It doesn’t happen very often.


Chrobry Głogów – Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski 29:23 (14:10)

Aggressive play is sometimes a big problem in handball (but not always). Chrobry Głogów got seven 2-minutes suspensions in the match against Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski. Fortunately for Chrobry, their rivals had only 34 shots on target during the 60 minutes of play. That’s one of the reasons why the away team still has zero points to show in the league table.


Azoty Puławy – Zagłębie Lubin 35:24 (14:9)

Marko Panić, who plays for Azoty Puławy, put in a fantastic performance during the match against Zagłębie Lubin. He made it 8 out of 8. Additionally, Zagłębie had 16 turnovers and 11 missed throws during the match. That’s why the Bronze medallists from the last season didn’t have too many problems and won by a comfortable 11 goals.


NMC Górnik Zabrze – Arka Gdynia 38:24 (16:12)

20 minutes! That’s how long Arka Gdynia played against Górnik Zabrze as equals. After this the club from the Silesian district moved up a gear – they scored 22 goals in the second half (8 goals between the 41st and 50th minutes) and gave out a signal that they are a very dangerous team to play against. It’s worth mentioning that Górnik scored all of the 8 penalty shots they had in this match.


MKS Kalisz – Orlen Wisła Płock 26:29 (13:14)

Match statistics show that MKS Kalisz vs Orlen Wisła Płock was really a very close game. What determined a Wisła win? The away team made use of the 10 wing throws (they turned it to eight goals, while MKS Kalisz missed both throws they had in this match).

It wasn’t the best day for Michał Bałwas. 27-years-old winger from MKS Kalisz scored no goal despite the 5 shots he threw in match against ORLEN Wisła Płock. Additionally, he was penalised with a 2-minute suspension in a key moment of first half – during this time Wisła scored three goals. His weak performance was one of the main reasons why MKS Kalisz lost this match.


SPR Stal Mielec – MMTS Kwidzyn 27:27 (14:13) Pen. 5:6

60 minutes were not enough to have a winner in Mielec. Both Stal and MMTS Kwidzyn wanted to win, but regular time ended with the score 27:27. Finally, the away team won the penalty shootout 6:5. An Interesting fact is that both Kwidzyn’s goalkeeper’s – Bartosz Dudek, and Krzysztof Szczecina, saved 7 out of 20 throws from their rivals in regular time. Another interesting fact? Stal Mielec scored 15 goals thanks to throws aimed at the bottom left hand corner of the goal.


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