Gro Hammerseng-Edin

Game # 1,000

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Fleury Loiret vs Larvik HK 28:31 (16:15) Before the Match Larvik needed a win against Fleury Loiret, in game number 1,000 in the club’s history, to claim second place in Group 1 – plain and simple.  In doing so, the Norwegians were not able to rely on the help of veteran playmaker Gro Hammerseng-Edin …

Katarina Bulatovic

Buducost run over Midtjylland to win Group 2

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The last match day in Group 2 of the Women´s Champions League main round brought no changes to the standings. Buducnost kept first place with a decisive win against FC Midtjylland, while Gyor overcame a troublesome second half in Bucharest, defeating CSM. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 CSM Bucuresti vs Gyor Audi ETO KC 22:24 (8:14) …

Zita Szucsanszki

Crunch time in Budapest

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 FTC Rail Cargo vs HCM Baia Mare 21:18 (14:7) Before the Match Either team had to win the game in order to avoid the dreaded fourth place in Group 1, a position that (in all likelihood) would match the losing club against the defending champion, Buducnost Podgorica in the quarter-final, in early April. Baia …

Ida Oden

Hard work – Vardar takes expected win

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ZRK Vardar had to work hard against bravely fighting Savehof before booking the expected two points. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 IK Savehof vs ZRK Vardar 26:29 (14:14) Before the Match For Savehof only honor was at stake, as the Swedish champions were sure to finish last in Group 2.  Their motivation would come from “saying …

Kim Rasmussen

CSM Bucuresti clinch quarter-final berth, while Buducnost gets lost in Skopje

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CSM Bucuresti had no problems on the road against FC Midtjylland, while Vardar won a dramatic Balkan derby against Buducnost. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 FC Midtjylland vs CSM Bucuresti 23:28 (12:12) Before the Match For FC Midtjylland, it was last call, if the Danish champions wanted to keep their quarter-final dream alive.  A victory – …

Tine Stange!

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Larvik HK vs FTC Rail Cargo 37:31 (20:15) Before the Match “Next time when we meet, we will show them that we are better.”  These were the words of Larvik’s head coach Tor Odvar Moen after his team’s loss against FTC Rail Cargo five weeks ago.  At the time he was missing Danish goalkeeper …

Anna Sedoykina

War for the Roses

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Rostov Don – Fleury Loiret 38:21 (21:12) Before the Match Fleury’s ongoing Champions League prospects were based on a victory and a prayer.  A win at Rostov Don was a “must” to keep the club’s faint quarter-final dream alive.  And after this accomplishment Frederic Bougeant and his players would keep their fingers crossed in …

Gyor AUDI ETO KC

Gyor gets job done against brave Savehof

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Gyor lived up to their status of favorite despite some shaky periods. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 Gyor Audi ETO KC vs IK Savehof 32:26 (19:14) Before the Match Gyor were the overwhelming favorite in the match and it was all about keeping the hope alive for winning Group 2, ahead of Buducnost.   At the same …

Paula Ungureanu

Pineau & Co. extend winning streak

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 HCM Baia Mare vs. Thueringer HC 38:27 (19:12) Before the Match Thueringer HC had made the trip to Baia Mare without back-court mainstays Iveta Luzumova, Beate Scheffknecht and playmaker Kerstin Wohlbold, forcing coach Mueller to come up with yet another creative solution in form of Danick Snelder occupying the position of left-back. Baia Mare …

Outstanding Lekic leads Vardar to Champions League quarter-final

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Vardar Skopje had surprisingly few problems clinching an early quarter-final berth in Romania on Tuesday evening. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 CSM Bucuresti vs HC Vardar 25:30 (11:17) Before the Match In case of a win at Polivalenta Hall in Bucharest, Vardar could clinch their quarter-final berth even with two matches left.  CSM in turn, could …