“Hopefully it’s just the beginning”

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“Hopefully it’s just the beginning”


May 26, 2024




By Sascha Staat & J. Schuetz

 

Hamburg, Germany

The SG Flensburg have won the 2024 EHF European League defeating the reigning champions Füchse Berlin 36:31 (15:14) in a final match of handball at Hamburg’s Barclays arena.  The victory  ended a five-year drought “sans” title for the team of head coach, Nicolej Krickau.

In the match for third place Rhein-Neckar Löwen beat Dinamo Bucuresti 32:31 (18:15).

Summary

Füchse Berlin had the better start to the game and quickly led  6:3 (13th min.) before Flensburg caught up securing a narrow lead before the half time break.

Following the red card for Mijajlo Marsenic (Berlin) early in the second half, the club hailing from the far north of Germany stayed in control while Füchse Berlin hung in until the 45th minute. Thereafter Flensburg opened another three-goal lead and never looked back.

What It Means

For Flensburg the win of the 2024 EHF European League ended a five-year period without a trophy on the national level and a ten-year dry spell on the international level.

Top Scorers & Awards

Emil Jacobsen (Flensburg) and Jerry Tollbring Berlin) were the top scorers in the final match of the day both shooting 7/8.

Jacobsen’s 18 goals over the course of the FINAL4 weekend earned him the MVP award, while Andrii Akimenko (Dinamo Bucuresti) was the overall top scorer in the competition with 95 goals.

What They Said

Kevin Moller (Goalkeeper – SG Flensburg)

Mads Mensah Larsen (SG Flensburg)

Nils Lichtlein (Füchse Berlin)

Lazar Kukic (Dinamo Bucuresti)

 

 

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