Last second goal from Cindric send debutants to the final

MATCH REVIEW – FINAL4 debutants Vardar Skopje are ready for a final match against Paris Saint-Germain. The winning goal in the dying seconds was scored by playmaker Luka Cindric who scored Vardar´s last two goals. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar (MKD) vs FC Barcelona (ESP) 26:25 (13:12) Before the Match  Just like Veszprém, Vardar claimed to be the outsider, referring to their status as FINAL4 debutants.… »

Paris goes FINAL2

 By Peter Bruun Veszprém (HUN) vs Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA) 26:27 (11:11) Before the Match Veszprém had done their best to present themselves as underdogs in the days ahead of the game, and t… »

“This year Veszprém are the underdogs”

By Peter Bruun For the fourth time a row, Veszprém have made it to the FINAL4 of the Champions League. On the three previous occasions, the pride of Hungarian men´s handball did reach this stage of th… »

“Barcelona belong at the FINAL4”

By Peter Bruun Having won the Champions League twice already is not enough for Victor Tomas. Of course, it is not. Any top athlete – in fact any competitive person – will always want more and having been there, on top of the podium, just makes them want to do it again. It was also a huge disappointment for the 32-year-old right-winger when Barcelona missed the FINAL4 last year. An aggregate loss b… »

“Once, you are in the final, anything is possible”

By Peter Bruun Last year, Ivan Cupic lifted the Champions League trophy with Kielce after that unforgettable, nail-biting final against Veszprém, where his Polish team was nine goals down, but won aft… »

The only German in Cologne

By Peter Bruun Uwe Gensheimer is the only German at the Champions League FINAL4 this year, and he admits that he finds it strange. “Of course, it is special to be the only German player at the event t… »

“Larvik 2.0 will still be a top team”

FEATURE – Larvik HK has ended the 2016/17 as Norwegian champion – once again – but a big challenge lies ahead.  Norway’s handball flagship has been dominating the league for years but ahead of next season, the club is losing 11 players. Still, head coach Tor Odvar Moen, who has been with the club for 20 years, firmly believes in ongoing success for Norway’s most successful women´s club in sports h… »

“Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine”

INTERVIEW – This year, Mikkel Hansen is experiencing his fourth FINAL4.  So far, the 29-year-old Danish international has never lifted the Champions League trophy. In fact, a second place at the first… »

Gyor take back Champions League title

Women´s FINAL4 – Final Day MATCH REVIEW – Gyor Audi ETO are back on the European throne in women´s handball. In a final, which was best advertising for women´s handball, Gyor defeated Vardar Skopje by… »

Vardar humiliate the champion

Women´s FINAL4 – Semi-Final #2 MATCH REVIEW – Just like in the first semi-final between Gyor and Buducnost, the final result does not reflect the difference between the two teams on this Saturday evening. Vardar were dominating the defending Champions League winners from A to Z, clearly demonstrated by the 11-goal lead already in the first half. By Peter Bruun CSM Bucuresti (ROU) vs HC Vardar (MKD… »