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… »

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… »

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 Bruun  A FINAL4 of the Men´s Champions League without a single German team?!  Certainly, it has not been the case in the history of the current FINAL4 format at the Lanxess Arena of Cologne.  However,… »

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… »


Too Big To Fail – Part II

Gyor AUDI Eto – FTC Railcargo 40:23 (22:10) First leg 31:18, agg. 71:41 Before the Match After the final whistle of the first quarter-final game in Budapest, a week ago, FTC’s defense specialist, Klara Szekeres, stated that, “we have only one goal for the second leg – to bow out with a great performance in Gyor.” The task should become a tad more difficult because of the absence of playmaker Nerea… »

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… »

Mission Impossible?

By Joachim Schutz & Peter Bruun “It’s the best for German women’s handball, to provide clarity and to guide fundamental processes back in the desired direction.  Now, we are called upon setting th… »

Laszlo Nagy

Quo Vadis SEHA?

By Nemanja Savic SEHA League: Ilić masterminds Veszprem to title defence in what might be their farewell season; Zagreb comes in third. Sunday’s showdown in Varaždin arena saw the grand finale of the SEHA Gazprom League season, as Veszprem (champions) and Zagreb (third place) took the victories. This fast developing regional competition managed to draw a large number of fans and media representati… »