“We thought we were closer to the best teams”

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By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – It’s been a rough start to the new EHF Champions League season for Thüringer HC. On Monday, the German club lost their fourth match in as many attempts, against defending champion, Györ, although the final result (31-28) was a massive improvement from the 16-goal loss in the first game against the Hungarians. I talked to …

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Men´s Champions League – Round 6 By Peter Bruun Player(s) of the Match Sander Sagosen, PSG The 23-year-old Norwegian wasn’t the highest scoring player, as PSG defeated Pick Szeged 33:31 in a thrilling game, in Group B. Uwe Gensheimer took the “award” with nine goals, while Sagosen scored eight, but  because of his impressive efforts at both ends of the …

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Women´s Champions League – Round 4 By Peter Bruun Early Movers Two teams qualified for the Champions League Main Round this weekend already, and they both can be found in Group B. A convincing performance and a 30:25 win at home against Danish champions, Kobenhavn Handball, was enough to let Rostov-Don advance. The victory translated into seven points for the …

PSG vs Szeged – a genuine top match

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Mens´ Champions League – Round 6 stregspiller.com MATCH OF THE WEEK – In a genuine top match, Paris Saint-Germain overcame Pick Szeged and took pole position, in Group B. All in all, PSG’s victory was deserved, but the visitors from Hungary showed that they are a top team to be reckoned with this season. By Peter Bruun Paris Saint-Germain Handball …

The Aniko Kovacsics Show

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Women´s Champions League stregspiller.com MATCH OF THE WEEK – Aniko Kovacsics reigned supreme, not only in the Match of the Week, but the entire Champions League with her 15 goals on 17 attempts. In a close encounter with Bietigheim, the Hungarian playmaker was just everywhere and made a crucial contribution to her team’s win, in a hard-fought match. By Peter …

Payback time?

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Women´s Champions League – Round 4 stregspiller.com MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – FTC Railcargo vs Bietigheim – it’s the re-match of the previous Champions League round. Can coach Albertsen’s squad prevail in one of Europe’s noisiest handball arenas or will we see a repeat performance of Kovacsics & Co.? Two weeks ago, the German vice-champions were able to hang …

Clash of Titans

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Men´s Champions League – Round 6 stregspiller.com – MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – It is the ultimate clash of titans, when PSG and Pick Szeged meet in Group B, on Sunday. With five rounds into the competition, they are the only two teams that have not lost a single point.  A fact that is about to change when the …

“It’s a lot of fun to play in Veszprem”

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By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – For the past two seasons Jesper Nielsen was part of the star ensemble of Paris Saint-Germain. He reached the Final4 of the VELUX EHF Champions League twice, but ended up empty-handed on both occasions. Now, he is back in Germany wearing the jersey of Rhein-Neckar Löwen. I talked to the Swedish international about missed opportunities …

“No point asking questions now, while we don’t have the answers”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Hosting the EHF EURO often translates into having a “small” advantage. Certainly, France’s head coach, Olivier Krumbholz, tried to make the most of it last week, organizing extra training days for players of the women’s national handball team. French clubs agreed to release their players for the whole week, except the two, 2017 world champions, …

“I feel okay in my role”

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INTERVIEW – Mads Mensah Larsen feels okay in his different roles – as a replacement playmaker in the Danish national team, while occupying the left back position – most of the time – at Rhein-Neckar Löwen, as he tells stregspiller.com in this exclusive interview. By Peter Bruun Mads Mensah Larsen has no second thoughts about the part he plays in …