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 …

Larvik – too hot to handle

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Champions League (W) – Group I Thueringer HC vs Larvik HK 20:28 (11:13) Before the Match After the disappointing defeat against Fleury on home turf, all remaining games of the Champions League had turned into “must win” matches for Larvik HK, whereas Thueringer HC was still looking to record their first main round points.  In trying to do so, coach …

Thriller in Orleans

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Champions League (W) – Group I Fleury Loiret vs HC Baia Mare 17:18 (8:8) Before the Match Both teams knew that the winner of this match would have significant better chances for a quarter-final berth than the loser.  This plain and simple truth became increasingly apparent as the game progressed. The players were on the field but their mind seemed …

Keep Calm and Carry On

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Group I FTC Rail Cargo vs Rostov Don 29:29 (15:13) Before the Match The Russian champions from Rostov Don who had yet to lose a match, were in a position to not only secure the top spot in Group 1, but a quarter-final berth as well.  Still, Jan Leslie had to do without his number one line-player and central defender, …

Trine Ostergaard

”The Champions League quarter-final is unrealistic!”

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INTERVIEW – FC Midtjylland’s coach is close to giving up on the dream of proceeding from the main round of the 2016 Women´s Champions League. By Peter Bruun This season the quarter-finals of the Women´s EHF Champions League will be without Danish representation.  At least if you ask Helle Thomsen, coach of FC Midtjylland, the only Danish team in the …

Dragan Adzic

“Early quarter-final berth is crucial”

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INTERVIEW – Buducnost’s coach Dragan Adzic is happy following an easy Champions League victory in Denmark and is looking forward to the top match against Gyor. By Peter Bruun Even with three match days remaining in the main round of the Women´s Champions League, ruling champion ZRK Buducnost is already assured of proceeding to the quarter-finals.  Their 28:18 road win …

Nora Mork

One Mork Not Enough

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Larvik HK vs Fleury Loiret 26:31 (14:15) Before the Match Sporting a three game losing streak in LFH (Ligue Feminine de Handball) and not having won a single match during the main round of the EHF Champions League yet, Fleury Loiret looked like an easy target on the outset of their visit in Larvik. …

Biljana Pavicevic

No problems against Midtjylland – Buducnost clinches quarter-final berth

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Buducnost had no difficulties winning 28:18 on the road against FC Midtjylland, re-take the lead in Group 2 and secure the quarter-finals. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 FC Midtjylland vs Buducnost 18:28 (9:13) Before the Match With a win, Buducnost would not only secure their quarter-final berth, but also take back first place in Group 2. …