Business as usual – Györ take third straight win

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEW – Györi Audi ETO KC took their third straight Champions League title and their fifth within the last six years, but Rostov-Don managed to make them shiver at a bit before the triumph became a reality. By Peter Bruun Rostov-Don vs Györ Audi ETO KC 24:25 (11:15) Before the Match Being in their second FINAL4, Rostov-Don …

Vipers take bronze in the shadow of Lunde accident

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BRONZE MATCH REVIEW – Vipers managed to take the bronze against Metz in a debutants duel, which remained a thriller until the very last minute. However, the match was overshadowed by Vipers’ legendary goalkeeper having to be carried from the court with an apparently serious knee injury after only 14 minutes. By Peter Bruun Metz Handball vs Vipers Kristiansand 30:31 …

Rostov-Don in first Champions League final despite Metz comeback

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SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – A courageous comeback from FINAL4 debutants Metz Handball in the second half was not enough to stop Rostov-Don from reaching the Champions League final in their second FINAL4. By Peter Bruun Metz Handball vs Rostov-Don 25:27 (8:15) Before the Match Metz are the first French team ever in the Women´s FINAL4 – and the only French representative …

Györ run over Vipers to book fourth straight final

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SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – Györi Audi ETO had absolutely no problems reaching their fourth Champions League final in a row, as they met Vipers Kristiansand in the first semi-final in Budapest on Saturday. The Norwegian FINAL4 debutants were absolutely no match for Györ who decided the matter already in the first half. By Peter Bruun Vipers Kristiansand vs Györi Audi ETO …

“You cannot play a Champions League semi-final without feeling pressure”

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INTERVIEW – In this interview with stregspiller.com, Vipers coach, Ole Gustav Gjekstad, admits that his players cannot play completely free of pressure, when they enter their semi-final clash against Györ, despite being the underdog. By Peter Bruun The underdog can play without pressure – an adage that applies to Vipers Kristiansand’s first appearance at the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4. When …

It is a new feeling

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INTERVIEW – It certainly is not the first time, Gabor Danyi appears at a FINAL4 together with Györ, but it will be his first time as head coach. He openly admits that such circumstances makes everything a bit more special this year. By Peter Bruun Taking part in a FINAL4 as coach is far from being a new experience for …

A determined coach – a determined team

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INTERVIEW – Not only is Emmanuel Mayonnade new to the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4 as coach. His team, Metz Handball, are debutants at the event as well. In his talk with stregspiller.com, the young coach explains how he intends to handle this challenge. By Peter Bruun Things have moved fast in Emmanuel Mayonnade´s career as a handball coach, considering that …

”Of course, Vipers are the underdogs”

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INTERVIEW – Norway´s national team coach, Thorir Hergeirsson realizes that the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4 debutants,Vipers Kristiansand, are the underdogs in Budapest, next weekend. Yet, he does believe that a Vipers team at peak performance can make life difficult for Györ, when the two clubs meet in the semi-final. By Peter Bruun For the first time in four years, Norway …