“This one is for the ages”

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By Sascha Staat “History will be made”, that’s a claim used most recently by the NBA, if I’m not totally mistaken.  To be honest history is made every summer when the various sports leagues around the world crown their champions. But what Thüringer HC accomplished on Saturday was truly historic.  For a record sixth time in a row, the team …

Finally, people know who Kim Rasmussen is!

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PORTRAIT – He used to be known only as the older brother of former Danish international Lars Rasmussen.  Lately, however, the handball world has learned who Kim Rasmussen really is, and the Champions League triumph on Sunday with CSM Bucharest emphasized his status as one of the very best coaches in women´s handball today. By Peter Bruun  At the press …

The debutants went all the way!

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With her only goal in the match, Aurelia Bradeanu decided the Women´s EHF Champions League final in favor of CSM Bucuresti. After a nail-biting thriller – during regulation time as well as in OT – the Romanian Champions League debutants went all the way and lifted the trophy for the very first time. By Peter Bruun CSM Bucuresti vs Gyor …

Vardar finishes third again – Buducnost from first to fourth position

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Vardar apparently wanted to win third place in the Women´s EHF Champions League. Even without Andrea Lekic, they defeated Buducnost by two goals in the bronze medal match. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar vs Buducnost 30:28 (14:16) Before the Match In those “losers´ finals”, it is always a decisive question which team is able to resurrect itself, especially after the …

CSM continues to impress!

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CSM Bucuresti stunned the handball world, never allowing Vardar a serious chance in the second Champions League semi-final, which the Romanian side won 27:21. By Peter Bruun  CSM Bucuresti vs HC Vardar 27:21 (14:9) Before the Match Naturally, CSM’s coach Kim Rasmussen was particularly motivated to defeat Vardar.  It was the Macedonian handball powerhouse that fired the Dane after only …

Gyor in Champions League final after thriller

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Gyor are ready for the Women´s Champions League final after defeating ruling champions Buducnost 21:20 in the first semi-final in Budapest. Buducnost missed out on two opportunities to score the equalizer in the last minute. By Peter Bruun Buducnost vs Gyor Audi ETO KC 20:21 (8:11) Before the Match The Women´s Champions League winners of the last four years met …

It’s Here – FINAL4

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Ahead of today’s semi-final matches, Linnea Torstensson (CSM Bucuresti), Anja Althaus,and Andrea Penezi (both Vardar) sum up their expectations. LINNEA TORSTENSSON Q:        Linnea, is it “now” or “never” for you and CSM Bucuresti? A:         Yes, it’s a bit like that. These are the best games of your career. I have been with teams that have played semi-finals before and I …

“It is all about staying focused”

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INTERVIEW – Vardar back Sanja Damnjanovic is looking forward to her first FINAL4 and expects the team who is best at keeping focus to win the trophy. By Peter Bruun If you can talk about a curse after only two FINAL4´s, there appears one hanging over HC Vardar. At the two previous editions of the Women´s FINAL4, the Macedonian handball …

Jørgensen is feeling well in Romania

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INTERVIEW – Danish international Line Jørgensen is happy with her first year in CSM Bucuresti – which is also her first year away from Denmark – and she believes that tactical skills can bring her team far at the FINAL4 By Peter Bruun When Danish international Line Jørgensen made the move from FC Midtjylland to CSM Bucuresti, she did not …