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… »

Gyor AUDI ETO KC

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, Klar… »

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 the proper course for the way ahead,” explained DHB vice-president Bob Hanning back in January 2015, following the split with Germany’s women’s national handball coach, Heine Jensen. A few weeks later,… »

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… »

Gyor Fans

Too Big To Fail

Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Finals 1st Leg FTC Railcargo – Gyor Audit Eto 18:31 (12:17) Before the Match On the outset of the Champions League quarter-final game between the two Hungarian handb… »

“Nothing is impossible until it’s done!”

Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Final 1st Leg HCM Baia Mare vs Buducnost 24:29 (10:17) Before the Match It did not bode well for the home team with goalkeeper Paula Ungureanu and defense specialist, Ibolya Szucs (broken hand) having to watch the game from the stands.  Aside from right-back Melinda Geiger, missing two more key players only added to the worries of Baia Mare’s head coach Aurelian… »