“I’m Gonna Win”

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Photo Credit: Mireya Gonzalez By J. Schutz 2020 did turn dark not because of the upcoming winter season but first and foremost because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Once again infection rates are on the rise almost everywhere and politicians around the world are struggling to find a balance between public- and economic health. Handball did not go unscathed as …

Metz take road win in Esbjerg

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Group A – DELO EHF Champions League Team Esbjerg vs Metz HB 25:28 (16:12) Before the Match Team Esbjerg were aiming to bounce back from the loss at home against Rostov-Don a week earlier, still without Estavana Polman and Line Jorgensen in the back court. As the Danish champion, head coach Emmanuel Mayonnade was missing several players (Ivana Kapitanovic (goal), …

Player Ratings – Team Esbjerg vs Rostov-Don

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Player Ratings – Team Esbjerg vs Rostov-Don   By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: There was high drama in this weekend’s highlight match in the DELO EHF Champions League as Rostov-Don escape from Denmark with a 25:24 victory as Esbjerg fail to equalise from the penalty line with the last throw of the match. Here are the ratings for all players …

Rostov keep upper hand in dramatic finish

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Round 8 | Group A – DELO EHF Champions League TEAM Esbjerg vs Rostov-Don 24:25 (12:13) Before the Match Both teams were missing a number of key players.  Estavana Polman (recovering from knee injury) and right-back, Line Jorgensen (pregnant) would support their Esbjerg teammates from the sidelines, while Rostov’s Anna Sen tore part of her achilles tendon in the recent …

Refreshing First Champions League Win

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Round 7 | Group A – DELO EHF Champions League FTC Rail Cargo vs SG Bietigheim 24:35 (11:14) Before the Match For Angela Malestein (now FTC) and Danick Snelder (now Bietigheim) is was a reunion with their former teammates. This aside Bietigheim had arrived in the Hungarian capital without injured Karolina Kudlacz-Gloc, whereas FTC’s headcoach, Gabor Elek, had his entire …

Mid-term report cards – Group B

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By Chris O’Reilly The DELO EHF Champions League has a week off after six rounds filled with entertaining clashes, some surprises and a few too many postponements as Europe’s top 16 women’s clubs come to terms with a new competition format. During this week off, I’ve taken a look at each team and rated their season so far, taking into …

Mid-term report cards – Group A

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By Chris O’Reilly The DELO EHF Champions League has a week off after six rounds filled with entertaining clashes, some surprises and a few too many postponements as Europe’s top 16 women’s clubs come to terms with a new competition format. During this week off, I’ve taken a look at each team and rated their season so far, taking into …

Player Ratings – Odense HB vs. Brest HB

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Player Ratings – Odense Håndbold vs Brest Bretagne Handball By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: Brest looked back to their best on Sunday afternoon as they recorded an impressive away victory against Odense, not as impressive as Ana Gros’ performance though. The Slovenian right back scored 14 goals in the 31:24 win. Here are the ratings for all players involved in …