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by J. Schuetz   While the competition will have to meet in the quarterfinals of the 2021/22 EHF Champions League, after two decisive victories  against Borussia Dortmund in the Round of Last-16, Metz can now concentrate all their energy on the domestic level as they won’t have to face Russia’s representative, Rostov-Don, because of the suspension by the EHF. In …

Raus… aber durchaus mit Applaus

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von Sascha Staat Nein, es war irgendwie kein letztes Aufbäumen mit dem Borussia Dortmund sich in Metz aus der EHF Champions League verabschiedete – zumindest für die Saison 2021/22. Zumal die 13-Tore-Klatsche die eigentlichen Fähigkeiten des BVB nicht widerspiegeln. Corona, ein schmaler Kader und dazu noch zahlreiche Verletzungen machten in den Playoffs gegen die Französinnen mehr kaum möglich. Wobei die …

Mr. Rauball – help to build this Yellow Wall.

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By J. Schuetz   The “Yellow Wall” –  a term more closely associated with Dortmund’s famous football club rather than its handball section. Usually more than 24,000 fans set the impressive scene on the south tribune at Dortmund’s SIGNAL Iduna Park – Europe’s largest grandstand designated as standing room only. A week ago, the club’s women handball division tried to …

Advantage Bouktit

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By J. Schuetz   It’s only the Round of Last-16 in the DELO EHF Champions League, but BVB Dortmund and Metz HB are already fighting for a FINAL4 appearance in Budapest, later in the spring. The EHF’s suspension of Rostov-Don (the would-be quarterfinalist) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine made it all possible.  This past Saturday, the …

“Irgendwann melden wir Vollzug”

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Die Lage der Nation: Qualifikation EURO 2022   von Sascha Staat Ziemlich genau elf Wochen ist es her, da verloren die deutschen Frauen das Viertelfinalspiel bei der Weltmeisterschaft 2021 gegen Gastgeber Spanien. Unisono hiess es damals, dass es nicht an der Stärke des Gegners gelegen hätte, sondern vielmehr an der eigenen Leistung. Wo steht die DHB-Auswahl einige Monate später, nach den …

Character Test

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EHF EURO 2022  (Women) – Qualification Germany vs. Netherlands   By J. Schuetz   Current Situation Until one week ago the upcoming matches between Germany and the Netherlands would have been one of the highlights of the qualification rounds for EHF EURO 2022.  Two back-to-back games between the 2019 World champions and the German team led by Dutch head coach, …

Unexpected? Krim take a point in Metz

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DELO EHF Champions League 2021/22 Metz HB vs. KRIM Mercator 27:27 (17:15) By J. Schuetz   Before the Match No doubt, the clear victory of Metz in Kristiansand this past weekend should have served as a confidence booster in the important match against Krim Mercator. Prior to the clash at Les Arenes, head coach, Emanuel Mayonnade, had stressed the significance …

“It’s a thin line between heaven and hell”

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Final Countdown – EHF EURO 2022   By J. Schuetz   Up next at the EHF EURO 2022, the dreaded match for 3rd place – the game that no team wants to place.  Yet the 2021 World champions and the reigning Olympic gold medal winners will face each other for a second time at EURO 2022 after their last main …

New names – fresh faces

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EHF EURO 2022 – Media Day   By J. Schuetz   Following the EHF EURO semifinals the next day is usually reserved for an all-in media day at the arena.  This year is no exception. The teams of France, Denmark, Sweden and Spain made themselves available to answer any open questions which remained after two tense semifinals the day earlier. …