“There was a title on the line, one I hadn’t won before”

By Sascha Staat  Flensburg’s Magnus Rod will take on a bigger role in the upcoming season for the German champion, as veteran Holger Glandorf will be out for a while. At the moment the Norwegian is the only experienced left-handed back court player on the roster. After his team’s 2019 PIXUM Super Cup victory against eternal rival THW Kiel, he talked about the game and the road ahead. Let’s look ba… »

Player Ratings – Vardar vs Veszprém

By Chris O’Reilly Vardar found a way to overcome all the odds, fatigue and a larger opposition squad to claim their second title at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in three years with a 27:24 win over Veszprém.… »

Vardar shock the world again

FINAL REVIEW – For the second time in three years, and maybe for the last time, HC Vardar won the VELUX EHF Champions League, while Veszprém lost a final for the fourth time in as many attempts. From… »

Palmarsson guides Barca to bronze

MATCH REVIEW – A stellar playmaker performance by Aron Palmarsson helped Barca Lassa win a high-scoring and entertaining bronze medal match against Kielce at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF FINAL4 Bronze medal match Barca Lassa vs PGE Vive Kielce 40:35 (20:16) The result “These FINAL4’s live a life of their own,” Barca coach Xavi Pascual told stregspiller.com the day before the even… »

Player ratings – Vardar vs Barca

By Chris O’Reilly A stunning second half turnaround saw Vardar reach their second final in three years, while Barca suffered VELUX EHF FINAL4 heartbreak yet again in a 29:27 thriller on Saturday eveni… »

Unbelievable comeback sees Vardar reach final

MATCH REVIEW – Despite being seven goals down at half-time and during the first minutes of the first half, HC Vardar managed to pull off an amazing comeback and beat Barca Lassa to the ticket for the… »

Player ratings – Veszprém vs Kielce

By Chris O’Reilly Veszprém’s second half demolition job in attack booked them a ticket to the final with a 33:30 win over Kielce in the opening match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). Telekom Veszprém Coach David Davis – 8 Made full use of his squad and was patien… »

Nenadic fires Veszprém into final

MATCH REVIEW – An out-of-this-world performance from Petar Nenadic played a decisive part, as Veszprém booked their ticket for the VELUX EHF Champions League Final, overcoming the Kielce team who had… »

It’s all blaugrana in the experts’ eyes

By Chris O’Reilly Handball journalists Laia Copa (RAC1, EHF) and Kevin Domas (stregspiller, Handnews, EHF) had their focus firmly set on Barca Lassa ahead of semi-finals day at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. T… »

Victor Tomas

Victor Tomas feels the goosebumps

By Chris O’Reilly Despite reaching the VELUX EHF FINAL4 for the seventh time, the special feeling has not worn off on Barca Lassa captain Victor Tomas. The right wing compares this year’s campaign to their last successful trip to Cologne in 2015, shares their mentality heading into the semi-final against Vardar and explains how Barcelona’s style of play and strength in depth makes them so dangerou… »