Rostov-Don in first Champions League final despite Metz comeback

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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 …

Györ run over Vipers to book fourth straight final

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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. The Norwegian FINAL4 debutants were absolutely no match for Györ who decided the matter already in the first half. By Peter Bruun Vipers Kristiansand vs Györi Audi ETO …

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

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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 …

It is a new feeling

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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 everything a bit more special this year. By Peter Bruun Taking part in a FINAL4 as coach is far from being a new experience for …

”Of course, Vipers are the underdogs”

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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 that a Vipers team at peak performance can make life difficult for Györ, when the two clubs meet in the semi-final. By Peter Bruun For the first time in four years, Norway …

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

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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 Handball player discovered what it’s like to play in the French national team, and this weekend she’s about to find out what it’s like …

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

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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 …