Crucial to Gyor to be back at the FINAL4

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INTERVIEW – Gyor´s Norwegian goalkeeper Kari Aalvik Grimsbø admits that missing the FINAL4 last year hurt ambitious Gyor, and it makes this year’s FINAL4 so much more important for the club. By Peter Bruun Last year, Hungary was without representation at the FINAL4, a somewhat humiliating experience for the country´s number one club, Gyor Audi ETO KC, as the tournament …

“Don´t call us favorites!”

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INTERVIEW – Buducnost´s shooting star Djurdjina Jaukovic does not want the label “favorite” pinned on her team, ahead of the women Champions League FINAL4. By Peter Bruun A lot of people tend to see Buducnost as the top contender to win the Women´s EHF FINAL4 for the second time in succession – whether Djudjina Jaukovcic likes it or not.  And …

“In this life everything is possible!”

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Rostov’s 185 cm tall right-back, Anna Sen, personifies Russia’s recent resurgence as one of women’s handball dominant powers, like no other.  After missing the 2013 World Championship in Serbia, Russia is on the rise again. The team of coach Trefilov ranked 5th at the 2015 World Championship in Denmark but Anna Sen thinks that her team could have done even …

VELUX EHF Champions League Final4

Maiden Voyage

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Paris Saint Germain vs HC Zagreb 32:32 (16:13) First leg 28:20. Agg. 60:52 Before the Match Of all the remaining, second leg, quarter-final matches this one would not come down to the wire – all experts were in agreement with regards to the ultimate outcome of the encounter between Paris and the Croatian champion.  The squad from the French capital …

Andreas Nilsson

Third Time’s A Charm?

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MVM Veszprem vs HC Vardar 30:30 (12:14) First leg 29:26. Agg. 59:56 Before the Match Vardar was trailing by three goals going into the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final match against Veszprem.  Given Veszprem’s solid track record on home ground, the odds were firmly stacked against the team from Macedonia. Veszprem could take comfort in the aforementioned “goal-cushion” …

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This game did not deserve a loser!

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With the narrowest possible margin, Kielce secured their third FINAL4 ticket in history after a dramatic and controversial ending against Flensburg. By Peter Bruun KS Vive Tauron Kielce vs SG Flensburg-Handewitt 29:28 (14:13) First leg 28:28 Before the Match When you have secured a draw in the first leg and on the road, you are usually considered the favorite in …

Champions League Trophy

Reality Check

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HC Vardar – MVM Veszprem 26:29 (9:12) Before the Match Only a few weeks ago did the two top teams from Eastern Europe meet in the 2016 SEHA F4 finale.  At the time the Hungarian’s had the better end and took home the trophy.  It would not be different in this first Champions League quarter-final, on Saturday afternoon at Jane …