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… »

Kim Rasmussen

Against All Odds

CSM make the sensation perfect and become the first team in the EHF FINAL4. The Romanian champion also won the second battle between the two Danish coaches, Kim Rasmussen and Jan Leslie, by one goal a… »

Vardar is virtually back at the FINAL4 in Budapest

HC Vardar humiliates Larvik by 14 goals in Jane Sandanski Arena in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. By Peter Bruun Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Finals 1st Leg HC Vardar vs La… »

Grubisic’s save – Rostov’s loss

Rostov-Don is still favorite to proceed to the FINAL4 despite a narrow defeat in Bucharest. By Peter Bruun Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Finals 1st Leg CSM Bucuresti vs Rostov-Don 26:25 (11:12) Before the Match Rumors were swirling that Jakob Vestergaard would be on his way to Bucuresti, following his dismissal as head coach of Germany’s national handball team earlier in the week.  Other hear… »

Mari Molid

Rich man, poor man!

Preview Part I:  Women’s Champions League Quarter-Finals By Peter Bruun When looking ahead at the two Women´s Champions League quarter-final games CSM Bucuresti vs Rostov-Don and HC Vardar vs Larvik,… »

A draw and a win to finish Olympic qualifiers in Aarhus

Romania and Montenegro drew 23:23 after the Romanians had dominated most of the match, while Denmark defeated Uruguay by 21 goals, as the Olympic qualification group in Aarhus ended on Sunday in front… »

Romania and Montenegro book Olympic tickets before last match day

Romania and Montenegro made sure that the final matches in their Olympic qualification group, in Aarhus will be of no importance, as both teams managed to book their Olympic tickets already on Saturday.  A decisive win for Montenegro against Denmark leaves no room for surprises. By Peter Bruun Romania vs Uruguay 36:19 (17:10)  Before the Match The outcome was assured beforehand.  The squad from Ro… »