”There is no magic formula”

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INTERVIEW – David Davis will travel to Cologne to attend his first VELUX Men’s EHF FINAL4 as head coach.  In the eight months he has been in charge of Veszprém KC, he has re-focused his players and turned a team in crisis into a winning squad. Hard work was the key reason, as he reveals in this exclusive interview with …

Boelk !

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DHB Pokal 2019 Before the Match The 2019 Olymp FINAL4 took place in Stuttgart for a second time, in an attempt to permanently establish the event in a region that is the home of several 1st- and 2nd Bundesliga clubs. For Thueringer HC the final match of the Olymp FINAL4 presented an opportunity to collect their third German cup trophy …

A historic season

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Coupe de France 2019 Before the Match After winning the 2018/19 championship, Metz was aiming to perfect a historic season after the club’s first appearance at the EHF Champions League FINAL4, in Budapest, earlier in May. Brest was returning to the Coupe de France as the reigning champion after a very difficult year, plagued by injuries and internal trouble. Injuries …

Business as usual – Györ take third straight win

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEW – Györi Audi ETO KC took their third straight Champions League title and their fifth within the last six years, but Rostov-Don managed to make them shiver at a bit before the triumph became a reality. By Peter Bruun Rostov-Don vs Györ Audi ETO KC 24:25 (11:15) Before the Match Being in their second FINAL4, Rostov-Don …

Vipers take bronze in the shadow of Lunde accident

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BRONZE MATCH REVIEW – Vipers managed to take the bronze against Metz in a debutants duel, which remained a thriller until the very last minute. However, the match was overshadowed by Vipers’ legendary goalkeeper having to be carried from the court with an apparently serious knee injury after only 14 minutes. By Peter Bruun Metz Handball vs Vipers Kristiansand 30:31 …

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 …