“We can be very proud”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Among the sixteen players who lifted the Champions League trophy on Sunday, in Cologne, left-wing Michaël Guigou was the only one who was on the court when Montpellier won their very first Champions League title, back in 2003. He looks back at the past fifteen years. Michaël, you won the Champions League in 2003 and this year you succeeded again, how unbelievable is it?… »

Player Ratings – HBC Nantes vs Montpellier Handball

By Chris O’Reilly After a fascinating final, played at a relentless pace, Montpellier picked up their second European title in 15 years at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 with a 32:27 win over Nantes on Sunday.… »

#ehffinal4 – What they said

By Peter Bruun Vid Kavticnik, Montpellier: “I am over the moon with joy, like the rest of the team. “Of course, it was two teams who knew each other very well, but it turned out that we had more energ… »

Magic Montpellier complete title-winning anniversary

FINAL REVIEW – Montpellier HB celebrated the 15-year anniversary of their first, and until today only, Champions League triumph by repeating the achievement on Sunday. In a brilliant and, at times, breathtaking final, they won the French derby against HBC Nantes in convincing fashion. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF FINAL4 Gold Medal Match HBC Nantes vs Montpellier HB 27:32 (13:16) Before the Match One t… »

Player Ratings – Paris Saint-Germain Handball vs HC Vardar

By Chris O’Reilly Both PSG and Vardar gave us some moments to savour in the 3/4 Placement match at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, which the French side won 29:28. Here are the ratings for all players involved… »

Fine finish gets PSG second bronze in three years

BRONZE MATCH REVIEW – In a close match, but with less intensity and quality, Paris Saint-Germain stayed motivated and won the 3/4 placement match against Vardar, thanks to a strong finish. By Peter Br… »

Experts preview Sunday showdown

Handball journalists Björn Pazen (ehfCL), Kevin Domas (HandNews) and Fredrik Palmqvist (Handbollskanalen) spoke to Chris O’Reilly about Saturday’s surprises at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, before turning their attention to finals day in Cologne. The panel break down the key areas to watch out for and give their predictions for the final between HBC Nantes and Montpellier Handball. Experts predict Sunday… »

Player Ratings – HC Vardar vs Montpellier Handball

By Chris O’Reilly Montpellier made it an all-French affair in Sunday’s gold medal match at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, thanks to a 28:27 win over defending champions HC Vardar. Here’s how the players and co… »

Porte opens the door to the final for Montpellier

MATCH REVIEW – We are going to have an all-French VELUX EHF Champions League final this year after Montpellier followed Nantes’ triumph by defeating Vardar in a Saturday evening thriller By Peter Bruu… »

Player Ratings – HBC Nantes vs Paris Saint-Germain

By Chris O’Reilly Following HBC Nantes’ superb 32:28 victory over PSG in the all-French semi-final at the VELUX EHF FINAL4, here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale of 1 to 10. HBC Nantes Coach Thierry Anti – 9 Rotated his bench throughout, trusting the squad at his disposal and they repaid his trust with an inspired performance Nicolas… »