Vojvodina coach Slavoljub Đorđević is satisfied after his team’s victory over Panevezys.

The Old Lady beat Panevezys 1-0 today, with a goal by Nemanja Čović, and gained a big advantage before the rematch with the Lithuanian team in seven days at its stadium.

– For a start, I want to congratulate my players on their victory, because it is not easy to play a European game like this right after the Red Star, away, after a long journey. Panevezys showed even today that they are an awkward opponent, technically well-honed who likes to attack and, more importantly, they are more rested than us in the middle of the season, in a competitive rhythm. The beginning of the game was difficult, we played under pressure, but the guys showed character again, fought and won. Now we have a long way to go back, then the game with Partizan, we will continue to work and progress from match to match, God’s will remains – said Đorđević.

He pointed out that he expects the same, attacking and open game of Panevezys in the return match.

– I was not surprised by their offensive game, because I analyzed them well and watched them several times. We knew what awaited us, that we would have to run a lot and fight for every ball. We have fewer players in the rotation, those are not excuses, it is simply so, but Vojvodina will continue to play as a team, because as I said from the first day – that should be our greatest strength – Đorđević concluded.

The rematch at the Karađorđe stadium is scheduled for Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m.