Player Ratings – Barça vs HBC Nantes

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EHF FINAL4 SEMI-FINAL: Barça vs HBC Nantes 31:26 (15:13) By Chris O’Reilly There was no shock result in the second semi-final on Saturday evening in Cologne as Barça held their nerve through a tense middle phase of the second half to break clear and claim a spot in the final against Aalborg. Here are the ratings for all players involved …

Astonishing Aalborg stun PSG

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EHF FINAL4 SEMI-FINAL: Paris Saint-Germain vs Aalborg 33:35 (15:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the game Aalborg were perhaps the outstanding story of the season as they made their way to the EHF FINAL4 for the first time. With a bright future on the horizon, their confident nature and dogged determination got them all the way to Cologne for the first …

#EHFFINAL4 Preview

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By Chris O’Reilly We’re being spoilt with a second EHF FINAL4 in Cologne in the space of six months and while last December’s event saw four expected heavyweights battle it out, this weekend treats us to a more funky and unexpected quartet – just how we like it. PSG face Aalborg in Saturday’s first semi-final at 15:15 CET, followed by …

#DELOEHFFINAL4 – Semi-finals preview

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By Chris O’Reilly With just over 48 hours until the DELO EHF FINAL4 2021 throws-off. We look at the four contenders for the title, their journeys to Budapest, what they need to click in order to succeed and who may emerge victorious in the mouth-watering semi-final matchups. Györi Audi ETO KC Season in a nutshell Györ’s aura of invincibility came …

Nora Mørk: “The beast is going to come out”

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By Chris O’Reilly Last June, we pondered Nora Mørk’s move to Vipers Kristiansand, for family reasons, and figured that it could be a perfect transition if the stars aligned. Few could have predicted things to go this well, however. In April, the 30-year-old returned to action after an injury scare and guided a Vipers team, completely bereft of competitive action, …

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 …