Rostov-Don in first Champions League final despite Metz comeback

SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – A courageous comeback from FINAL4 debutants Metz Handball in the second half was not enough to stop Rostov-Don from reaching the Champions League final in their second FINAL4. By Peter Bruun Metz Handball vs Rostov-Don 25:27 (8:15) Before the Match Metz are the first French team ever in the Women´s FINAL4 – and the only French representative in any of the FINAL4’s this season.… »

Györ run over Vipers to book fourth straight final

SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – Györi Audi ETO had absolutely no problems reaching their fourth Champions League final in a row, as they met Vipers Kristiansand in the first semi-final in Budapest on Saturday. Th… »

“Things have become better with Martín”

INTERVIEW – Mayssa Pessoa is in no doubt that her team, Rostov-Don have a much better chance of winning the FINAL4 than in their maiden season, last year. The reason for the optimism of the Brazilian… »

“You cannot play a Champions League semi-final without feeling pressure”

INTERVIEW – In this interview with stregspiller.com, Vipers coach, Ole Gustav Gjekstad, admits that his players cannot play completely free of pressure, when they enter their semi-final clash against Györ, despite being the underdog. By Peter Bruun The underdog can play without pressure – an adage that applies to Vipers Kristiansand’s first appearance at the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4. When you play… »

It is a new feeling

INTERVIEW – It certainly is not the first time, Gabor Danyi appears at a FINAL4 together with Györ, but it will be his first time as head coach. He openly admits that such circumstances makes everythi… »

“It does not matter if you have won everything until now”

INTERVIEW – Ambros Martín has arrived in Budapest for his fifth FINAL4, but for the first time, he is not a coach of Györ, the club he won the Champions League on four previous occasions. This time, t… »

A determined coach – a determined team

INTERVIEW – Not only is Emmanuel Mayonnade new to the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4 as coach. His team, Metz Handball, are debutants at the event as well. In his talk with stregspiller.com, the young coach explains how he intends to handle this challenge. By Peter Bruun Things have moved fast in Emmanuel Mayonnade´s career as a handball coach, considering that he is (only) 35 years old. This year, the F… »

”Of course, Vipers are the underdogs”

INTERVIEW – Norway´s national team coach, Thorir Hergeirsson realizes that the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4 debutants,Vipers Kristiansand, are the underdogs in Budapest, next weekend. Yet, he does believe… »

“This event is a reward for all the hard work, we put in all season long”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW While she’s just 21 years of age, the (handball) life of Meline Nocandy has accelerated a great deal over the course of these past few months. Only two months ago, the Metz Ha… »

“I’m so much looking forward to the FINAL4 – I just want it to start”

INTERVIEW Groningen, Emmen, Oldenburg, Baia Mare, Paris, Rostov-Don these were the career stops of Lois Abbingh, thus far. On Saturday, she and her Rostov teammates will compete in semi-final number two of the DELO Women’s EHF FINAL4, in Budapest – a first for her.  For many the Dutch international is the best left-back in the world, next to Christina Neagu (Romania).  Yet, in the 2018/19 edition… »