Player Ratings – Vardar vs Veszprém

By Chris O’Reilly Vardar found a way to overcome all the odds, fatigue and a larger opposition squad to claim their second title at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in three years with a 27:24 win over Veszprém. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). HC Vardar Coach Roberto Parrondo – 9 How he managed to squee… »

Vardar shock the world again

FINAL REVIEW – For the second time in three years, and maybe for the last time, HC Vardar won the VELUX EHF Champions League, while Veszprém lost a final for the fourth time in as many attempts. From… »

Palmarsson guides Barca to bronze

MATCH REVIEW – A stellar playmaker performance by Aron Palmarsson helped Barca Lassa win a high-scoring and entertaining bronze medal match against Kielce at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. By Peter Bruun VELUX… »

Player ratings – Vardar vs Barca

By Chris O’Reilly A stunning second half turnaround saw Vardar reach their second final in three years, while Barca suffered VELUX EHF FINAL4 heartbreak yet again in a 29:27 thriller on Saturday evening. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). HC Vardar Coach Roberto Parrondo – 8 Whatever he said in… »

Unbelievable comeback sees Vardar reach final

MATCH REVIEW – Despite being seven goals down at half-time and during the first minutes of the first half, HC Vardar managed to pull off an amazing comeback and beat Barca Lassa to the ticket for the… »

Player ratings – Veszprém vs Kielce

By Chris O’Reilly Veszprém’s second half demolition job in attack booked them a ticket to the final with a 33:30 win over Kielce in the opening match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019. Here are the ratings… »

Nenadic fires Veszprém into final

MATCH REVIEW – An out-of-this-world performance from Petar Nenadic played a decisive part, as Veszprém booked their ticket for the VELUX EHF Champions League Final, overcoming the Kielce team who had been giving them bad dreams for three years. A well-prepared and brave Kielce team managed to hang in almost all the way, but they had to let go at the end. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF FINAL4 SEMI-FINAL… »

It’s all blaugrana in the experts’ eyes

By Chris O’Reilly Handball journalists Laia Copa (RAC1, EHF) and Kevin Domas (stregspiller, Handnews, EHF) had their focus firmly set on Barca Lassa ahead of semi-finals day at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. T… »

Victor Tomas

Victor Tomas feels the goosebumps

By Chris O’Reilly Despite reaching the VELUX EHF FINAL4 for the seventh time, the special feeling has not worn off on Barca Lassa captain Victor Tomas. The right wing compares this year’s campaign to… »

Dissinger determined to fight with Vardar brothers

By Chris O’Reilly On the eve of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019, HC Vardar’s Christian Dissinger speaks about what it means to him to return from a nasty arm injury just in time for the biggest weekend of the season. The only German player at this year’s event also talks about team spirit and the support he has felt from the people of Skopje leading up to the trip to Cologne.