Courageous fight by Odense but Vipers go to quarterfinals

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#DELOEHFCL Round of Last 16 Second Leg Odense HB vs Vipers Kristiansand 26:30 (14:19) Vipers win 65:62 on aggregate   By J. Schuetz   Before the Match After the first leg match a week ago and the narrow win, Odense was facing an uphill battle as Ayaka Ikehara (right wing), Rikke Iversen (line player) and Mie Hojlund (center back) extended …

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Buducnost survive late scare to scrape through

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#DELOEHFCL Round of Last 16 Second Leg FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria vs Buducnost 29:28 (9:15) Bucucnost win 50:48 on aggregate By Chris O’Reilly Before the Match As expected, the first leg between these sides was a real scrappy affair, in which Buducnost played out of their skins to win 22:19. Although taking a three-goal deficit home for the second leg is …

Player Ratings – Germany vs Slovenia

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Berlin Germany vs Slovenia 36:27 (22:12) By Chris O’Reilly Germany all but assured they will be heading to Tokyo this summer with a brilliant victory over Slovenia on Saturday, displaying both physical and tactical dominance. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a …

DHB Team with one foot in Tokyo

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Berlin Germany vs Slovenia 36:27 (22:12) By J. Schuetz   Before the Match After the draw against Sweden a day earlier, Germany found themselves in a “must-win” situation to keep their Olympic hopes alive. A prospect supported by history as Germany had never lost against the squad, currently coached by Ljubomir Vranjes. The Result A concentrated …

Schiller snatches a point from the Swedes

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Olympic Qualification Tournament – Berlin Germany vs Sweden 25:25 (14:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Match Germany came into this weekend on the back of a lacklustre World Championship and with a deal of pressure on their shoulders. Despite it being the toughest of the three Olympic qualification groups and their home advantage counting for little without fans, Germany and …

“35 goals should be enough to succeed”

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#DELOEHFCL Round of Last 16 Vipers Kristiansand vs. Odense Handbold 35:36 (16:17)   By J. Schuetz   Before the Match The “home match” for Vipers would take place at Ikast arena in Denmark instead of Kristansand because of the quarantine rules around the Covid pandemic.  This aside, the Norwegian champions had arrived without several injured key players (Nora Mork, Silje …

Neagu dominates on old stomping ground

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By Chris O’Reilly CSM Bucuresti are all but through to the quarter-finals of the EHF Champions League for the sixth season in a row after a stunning second half gave them a 33:24 win over Romanian rivals SCM Ramnicu Valcea in the first leg of their play-offs clash. In a game of fine margins which resulted in a large winning …