Vardar shock the world again

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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 six goals down towards the end of the first half, Veszprém managed to reduce the deficit to one goal a few times …

Palmarsson guides Barca to bronze

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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 …

Nenadic fires Veszprém into final

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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 been giving them bad dreams for three years. A well-prepared and brave Kielce team managed to hang in almost all the way, but they had to let go at …

Davis has made Veszprém an ugly opponent

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INTERVIEW – As one of the most experienced players in the PGE Vive Kielce team, Krzysztof Lijewski knows better than most what playing in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 is all about. In this interview with stregspiller.com, he makes no secret of the fact that he fears his team’s semi-final opponent, Veszprém, whom he finds to have undergone a huge change …

Vardar – an emotional roller coaster

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INTERVIEW – Playing in HC Vardar Skopje has been an emotional roller coaster for Christian Dissinger, as he confirms in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com.  He will be the only German player at the upcoming VELUX EHF Champions League FINAL4 and talks about the prospects of the Macedonian champion, in Cologne. By Peter Bruun “It has been an emotional roller …

“All four teams will play a similar style of handball”

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INTERVIEW – The fact that all four teams at the VELUX Men’s EHF FINAL4 in Cologne will be led by Spanish coaches gives the four semi-finalist a common dimension, finds Denmark’s international Lasse Andersson (Barca Lassa). Does it also mean that all four teams have an equal chance to win the competition? Andersson provides some answers in this exclusive interview …

”There is no magic formula”

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INTERVIEW – David Davis will travel to Cologne to attend his first VELUX Men’s EHF FINAL4 as head coach.  In the eight months he has been in charge of Veszprém KC, he has re-focused his players and turned a team in crisis into a winning squad. Hard work was the key reason, as he reveals in this exclusive interview with …