“In the first half it felt like only one team was on the pitch and of course that was Szeged”

VELUX EHF Champions League – Round 1 Pick Szeged – Barcelona Lassa 31:28 (18:11) Before the Match It may have been premature to speak of a “Match of the Week” on the very 1st day of the 2019/20 VELUX Champions League season, but the game between Pick Szeged and Barcelona certainly promised something more than your average handball gig. The freshly minted 2019 Super Globe winner from Spain would ch… »

The “Challenge System” – Blessing or Curse?

FEATURE – As the first country in the world, Denmark will be testing the “Challenge System” as requested by the IHF. If the trial turns out to be a success, the system will likely be used in major cha… »

Payback Time in Ludwigsburg?

Germany’s two top women’s handball teams of the past few years will face each other at Ludwigsburg’s MHP Arena, on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 19:30 hours. Before the start of another long and grueli… »

“We have to be 100 percent willing to work hard in every single game”

By Sascha Staat Just over two years ago, Maik Machulla took the helm at SG Flensburg-Handewitt.  Sincce then, he added two league titles to his resumee. As in 2018, he also had to part ways with key players over the summer, but after winning the Super Cup against Kiel, last Wednesday and what appeared to be an easy win against MT Melsungen, on Sunday, he loves what his team has delivered, thus far… »

“Montpellier is an opportunity I don’t want to waste”

By Kevin Domas If you were in Strasbourg for the pre-season Eurotournoi this past weekend, you could not have missed him among all the new signings of Montpellier. Even though there are seven of them,… »

“It’s not so difficult to win the Champions League”

As some of Europe’s top handball teams have once again chosen the competitive Eurotournoi, in Strabourg, to prepare for the upcoming season, we had the chance to talk with the legendary head coach of… »

“There was a title on the line, one I hadn’t won before”

By Sascha Staat  Flensburg’s Magnus Rod will take on a bigger role in the upcoming season for the German champion, as veteran Holger Glandorf will be out for a while. At the moment the Norwegian is the only experienced left-handed back court player on the roster. After his team’s 2019 PIXUM Super Cup victory against eternal rival THW Kiel, he talked about the game and the road ahead. Let’s look ba… »

Derby #100

PREVIEW – The wait is over – club handball takes center stage again when German champion, SG Flensburg meet their eternal rival THW Kiel at Duesseldorf’s ISS Dome, in a battle for the 2019 PIXUM Super… »

Player Ratings – Vardar vs Veszprém

By Chris O’Reilly Vardar found a way to overcome all the odds, fatigue and a larger opposition squad to claim their second title at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in three years with a 27:24 win over Veszprém.… »

Vardar shock the world again

FINAL REVIEW – For the second time in three years, and maybe for the last time, HC Vardar won the VELUX EHF Champions League, while Veszprém lost a final for the fourth time in as many attempts. From six goals down towards the end of the first half, Veszprém managed to reduce the deficit to one goal a few times in the second half, but could not fully turn the game around. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF… »