“There have been ups and downs”, admits Groot

INTERVIEW – Dutch international Nycke Groot is taking part in her second FINAL4, and she willingly admits that she sees the chances of success as being considerably bigger this year, as she is playing for Gyor, than two years ago when she represented Danish FC Midtjylland. By Peter Bruun “It is great to be back, but I have to admit that it may be more fun than the last time I was here!” Dutch inte… »

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… »

“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 Bruun This year, the Women´s EHF FINAL4 will be played following a brand new “concept”.  The event will start with the grand finale! How can that be, you may ask yourself. Very simple: The winner of t… »

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 Kie… »

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 could and should have been bigger, though. By Peter Bruun THW Kiel vs FC Barcelona 29:24 (16:12) Before the Match As if Kiel did not have more than their “fair” share of injuries this season – an alread… »

Talant Duyshebaev

11 Glandorf goals not enough for a Flensburg win

Kielce have the better chance to reach the FINAL4 of the Champions League after the draw in North Germany. By Peter Bruun SG Flensburg-Handewitt vs KS Vive Tauron Kielce 28:28 (13:14) Before the Match… »

A FINAL4 without German teams – what will it be like?

COLUMN – This year´s FINAL4 in the Lanxess Arena of Cologne may very well be the first one without German representation.  Yet to be confirmed in the quarter-finals which begin on Saturday. By Peter B… »

Vardar in the FINAL4 – Larvik restores honor

Just as expected, Vardar´s ticket for the FINAL4 in Budapest was never in danger in the return match, but the 28:26 win was important for Larvik´s self-confidence By Peter Bruun Larvik vs HC Vardar 28:26 (11:13) First leg 20:34. Agg. 48:60 Before the Match After Vardar’s astonishing 14-goal victory at Jane Sandanski hall, there was no real doubt about the over-all outcome. All Larvik could actuall… »