Crucial to Gyor to be back at the FINAL4

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 is taking place in the Hunga… »

“Don´t call us favorites!”

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 B… »

Buducnost Celebration

This year, the tournament starts with the finale!

Column – The Women´s FINAL4 may well be decided on Saturday already.  The winner of the semi-final between Buducnost and Gyor is the likely candidate to win the Champions League this season. By Peter… »

“In this life everything is possible!”

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 better following the success at the prest… »

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Maiden Voyage

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 exper… »

Andreas Nilsson

Third Time’s A Charm?

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 Ve… »

Kiel assures German representation in Cologne

Barcelona were close to catching up with Kiel´s over-all lead at the end of the second leg of the quarter-final, but the visitors remained triumphant at the end. By Peter Bruun FC Barcelona vs THW Kiel 33:30 (13:14) First leg 24:29. Agg. 57:59 Before the Match A five-goal advantage is often not a lot in European ties, and especially not when playing at Palau Blaugrana.  Kiel´s Bundesliga colleague… »

Julen Aguinagalde

This game did not deserve a loser!

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 Flensbur… »

Xavi Pascual

Klein and Landin allow Kiel to dream of FINAL4

Stellar performances of veteran left-wing Dominik Klein and goalkeeper Niklas Landin allowed a five-goal win for THW Kiel against FC Barcelona in the first leg of the quarter-final – a victory that co… »

Champions League Trophy

Reality Check

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 Sandanski hall in Skopje, although 5,500 frenetic spectators tried their… »