Déjà Vu

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Women´s EHF Champions League quarter-final – 1st Leg stergspiller.com – MATCH OF THE WEEK REVIEW – It looked like a film seen before, as FTC lost their seventh EHF Champions League quarterfinal match in the past four seasons. The Hungarian team showed fine moral, but despite missing Anna Vyakhireva and Ana Paul Rodrigues, Rostov-Don were simply the better and smarter …

Last call for Kristiansen?

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INTERVIEW – In a week from now, Vipers Kristiansand may have qualified for their very first EHF Champions League FINAL4 if the Norwegian champions can defeat Buducnost in the quarter-finals. To one of Vipers´ key players, Jeanett Kristiansen, it may also be the last chance to reach the FINAL4 – or even to play the Champions League, at least for …

Will FTC break their quarter-final curse?

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  Womens´s Champions League quarter-final – 1st Leg stregspiller.com –  MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – Three years in a row, the quarter-final has spelled the end of FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria’s run in the Women´s EHF Champions League. This Sunday, the Hungarian club will try again to overcome the curse and finally make it to the FINAL4. Their opponents are …

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By Peter Bruun Top HBC Nantes Not only was it impressive to witness how the French side managed to turn the tables and eliminate Rhein-Neckar Löwen.  After all the German side were leading by two goals (34:32) following the first leg in Mannheim. The way Nantes came back before halftime after trailing 7:3 was outstanding and they continued to resist …

Flensburg leave Brest no chance

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Men´s Champions League- Round of Last 16 stregspiller.com – MATCH OF THE WEEK REVIEW – SG Flensburg-Handewitt is the only German team competing in the VELUX EHF Champions League quarter-finals this season. After Rhein-Neckar Löwen were eliminated by Nantes on Saturday, the German champion achieved a different result. In fact, Flensburg decided the match in the first half already, as …

Flensburg aiming to celebrate 200th Champions League match with quarter-final berth

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Men´s Champions League stregspiller.com – MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – On Sunday, SG Flensburg-Handewitt will receive HC Meshkov Brest for the second leg in the Round of Last 16 – it will be Champions League match number 200 for the German champion. Chances are that Flensburg will celebrate the anniversary with a ticket to the quarter-finals, as they beat …

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By Peter Bruun Top HBC Nantes A two-goal defeat (34:32) in Mannheim, in the first leg against Rhein-Neckar Löwen despite missing playmaker Nicolas Clair should be considered a success, from the the perspective of Nantes. Yes – Rhein-Neckar were missing players like Jesper Nielsen and Jerry Tollbring, but neither one of them is as critical to their success as Claire …

“Hafra shows the attitude I am looking for – she really works hard”

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INTERVIEW – Kim Rasmussen is almost all the way through his three years as coach of Hungary´s women’s national handball team. During this time, his efforts have been restrained by numerous injuries and pregnancies. More recently, a bunch of talented, young players add to renewed optimism. By Peter Bruun Kim Rasmussen has been in charge of the Hungarian women´s national …