Vardar handball club rebounded from its defeat against Motor Zaporozhye in the second round of the SEHA league to beat Nexe 27-25.

Vardar won over the Croatian team using only half of its resources. This allowed Nexe to try for the win and have a very even first half (14-14). But, at the start of the second half, Vardar got back to form, and owing to good saves at the goal by Gedban, the Macedonian and European champion quickly built up the lead. Nexe was allowed to narrow it down to 2 goals in the final minutes.

Timur Dibirov was the best scorer for Vardar with nine goals, and Gedban had 15 saves.