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 six goals down towards the end of the first half, Veszprém managed to reduce the deficit to one goal a few times in the second half, but could not fully turn the game around. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF… »

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… »

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… »

Davis has made Veszprém an ugly opponent

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 under their new coach, David Davis. By Peter Bruun  W… »

“Change of coach has meant the world to us”

INTERVIEW – Veszprém’s Swedish line player Andreas Nilsson makes no secret of his opinion that the change of coach back in the autumn is the main reason why the Hungarian top team is back at the VELUX… »

“People should not be surprised to see us here”

INTERVIEW – In his first season as head coach of the men’s team, Roberto Garcia Parrondo has taken HC Vardar to their third VELUX EHF FINAL4 in succession and in the club’s history. He thinks that the… »

The FINAL4’s seem to live a life of their own

INTERVIEW – After a year of absence, Barca Lassa are back at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, where many people tend to see them as favourites. Head coach Xavi Pascual does not want to hear it, however. In his opinion, the top of European club handball is so close that there really are no favourites. By Peter Bruun After being eliminated already in the Last 16 by eventual winners Montpellier HB last year, Ba… »

Vardar – an emotional roller coaster

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 play… »

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

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 An… »

”There is no magic formula”

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 stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun ”My first eight months with the team, I can on… »