“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… »

“In this life everything is possible!”

Rostov’s 185 cm tall right-back, Anna Sen, personifies Russia’s recent resurgence as one of women’s handball dominant powers, like no other.  After missing the 2013 World Championship in Serbia, Russi… »

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 exper… »

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 Veszprem.  Given Veszprem’s solid track record on home ground, the odds were firmly stacked against the team from Macedonia. Veszprem could take comfort in the aforementioned “goal-cushion” as well as 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… »