Dazzling Dmitrieva sends CSKA to Budapest

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#DELOEHFCL Quarter-finals second leg CSKA vs CSM Bucuresti 24:19 (12:11) 51:51 on aggregate – CSKA win on away goals By Chris O’Reilly Before the match For all their apparent dominance in the first leg last week, CSM Bucuresti came away with a solid but not unassailable 32:27 lead heading into Sunday’s clash. As goalkeeper Jelena Grubisic said, CSM had to …

Player Ratings: Vipers Kristiansand vs Rostov-Don

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#DELOEHFCL QUARTER-FINALS FIRST LEG Vipers Kristiansand vs Rostov-Don 34:27 (19:12) By Chris O’Reilly After wild ride in Russia, Vipers Kristiansand emerged seven-goal winners over Rostov-Don in the first leg quarter-final double-header, putting them in pole position in the race to Budapest. Before they do it all again on Sunday, here are the ratings for all players involved in the match …

CSM not home and dry, despite dominance

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#DELOEHFCL Quarter-finals first leg CSM Bucuresti vs CSKA  32:27 (20:12) By Chris O’Reilly Before the match Both teams flirted with elimination in the previous round, CSM surviving a second-leg comeback by Valcea and CSKA turning things around against Krim, but now found themselves 120 minutes away from the DELO EHF FINAL4. That was not enough to keep Jan Leslie in …

Player Ratings – Montenegro vs Romania

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Podgorica Montenegro vs Romania 25:28 (15:15) By Chris O’Reilly Montenegro are off to Tokyo this summer, despite losing to Romania on Sunday. In a match where the home side looked certain to win, they suffered a ludicrous collapse in the final five minutes before escaping with a three-goal loss, while Romania were left to rue wasted …

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Buducnost survive late scare to scrape through

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#DELOEHFCL Round of Last 16 Second Leg FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria vs Buducnost 29:28 (9:15) Bucucnost win 50:48 on aggregate By Chris O’Reilly Before the Match As expected, the first leg between these sides was a real scrappy affair, in which Buducnost played out of their skins to win 22:19. Although taking a three-goal deficit home for the second leg is …

Player Ratings – Germany vs Slovenia

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Berlin Germany vs Slovenia 36:27 (22:12) By Chris O’Reilly Germany all but assured they will be heading to Tokyo this summer with a brilliant victory over Slovenia on Saturday, displaying both physical and tactical dominance. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a …

Schiller snatches a point from the Swedes

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Berlin Germany vs Sweden 25:25 (14:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Match Germany came into this weekend on the back of a lacklustre World Championship and with a deal of pressure on their shoulders. Despite it being the toughest of the three Olympic qualification groups and their home advantage counting for little without fans, Germany and …