Vardar run over Leipzig in first match post Kastratovic

By Peter Bruun  Women´s EHF Champions League Group B HC Vardar vs HC Leipzig 41:24 (19:14) Summary Vardar had absolutely no problems in their second match of the group phase, their first game after sacking head coach, Indira Kastratovic. Even without injured Andrea Lekic, Vardar set the tone from the start and cruised to a huge win at Jane Sandanski, where 3,500 spectators enjoyed a fine Friday ni… »

Watch Out

By Sascha Staat Every once in a while handball fans in various countries are waiting for news regarding TV rights.  In Germany enthusiasts are especially eager to know which TV station will broadcast… »

Helle Thomsen

It is great to be part of the action again

In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, Helle Thomsen talks openly about her short-term contract as Dutch national coach, her feelings about being fired at FC Midtjylland and her views on t… »

Ruling champions begin where they left off

Ruling Women´s Champions League winners CSM Bucuresti opened their new Champions League campaign with a three-goal victory at home against Russian powerhouse Rostov-Don, while Norwegian debutants, Glassverket, had to realize that scoring only four goals in 30 minutes do not win handball matches. By Peter Bruun The Women´s EHF Champions League continued Sunday with two more or less expected home wi… »

2016/17 Womens Champions League begins with surprises

Already on the very first match day of the Women´s Champions League did we see unexpected results.  In fact, there were (big) surprises in two of the four groups – it all started with FTC scoring a po… »

Optimistic debutants relish Scandinavian derbies

We finish our preview of the Women´s Champions League 2016/17 with Danish debutants Team Esbjerg, a squad that won’t be plagued by long journeys to meet their competitors. In Group D they have a good… »

Can Roberts and a new arena push Savehof a step further?

For the past three years, IK Savehof made it to the main round of the Women´s Champions League, but never any further.  Can they take the next step and reach the quarter-final?  By Peter Bruun Until the 2013-14 season, making it any further than the group phase in the Women´s Champions League was unthinkable for Savehof.  Being the world´s largest handball club with more than 1200 players did not… »

Winds of change blowing in Ljubljana

Having lost the Slovenian championship for the first time in 20 years, RK Krim Mercator had to go through qualifications matches to even reach the 2016/17 Women´s Champions League – it’s not likely th… »

Amanda Kurtovic

Life after Nora Mørk

In our Women´s Champions League preview series, we look at Group D, where 2011 champion Larvik is trying to fill the gap after losing star player Nora Mørk. By Peter Bruun Nora Mørk’s departure to Gyo… »

The biggest one of all favorites

We finish our look at Group C with one of the biggest favorites to win the 2016/17 Women´s Champions League.  Gyor, who came so close to victory last season, has become even stronger in the meantime and look like the hottest candidate amongst all the contenders? By Peter Bruun Can anyone point out a weak spot in the current Gyor team?  No?  Well, there is none.  Gyor Audi ETO KC, has taken strong… »