VELUX EHF Champions League Final4

Maiden Voyage

Paris Saint Germain vs HC Zagreb 32:32 (16:13) First leg 28:20. Agg. 60:52 Before the Match Of all the remaining, second leg, quarter-final matches this one would not come down to the wire – all experts were in agreement with regards to the ultimate outcome of the encounter between Paris and the Croatian champion.  The squad from the French capital came into the game with a solid eight-goal advant… »

Andreas Nilsson

Third Time’s A Charm?

MVM Veszprem vs HC Vardar 30:30 (12:14) First leg 29:26. Agg. 59:56 Before the Match Vardar was trailing by three goals going into the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final match against Ve… »

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 Flensburg-Handewitt 29:28 (14:13) First leg 28:28 Before the Match When you have secured a draw in the first leg and on the road, you are usually considered the favorite in the return match at home.  Still, i… »

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 co… »

Champions League Trophy

Reality Check

HC Vardar – MVM Veszprem 26:29 (9:12) Before the Match Only a few weeks ago did the two top teams from Eastern Europe meet in the 2016 SEHA F4 finale.  At the time the Hungarian’s had the better end a… »

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 The match was the first European encounter ever between the two teams, but the statistics still spoke in favor of Flensburg, as the North German Champions League winners of 2014, had only suffered on… »

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… »

Next Exit – Budapest

Buducnost vs HCM Baia Mare 32:25 (13:14) First leg 29:24. Agg. 61:49 Before the Match Coach Rosca had arrived without six of his core players at Podgorica. Allison Pineau, Paula Ungureanu, Ana-Maria T… »

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… »