#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 energy at the end. There is no doubt in my mind that our defence was decisive, as it always is in this kind of matches. I mean, if you do not defend well, you end up by conceding 36 goals or something like… »

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, br… »

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 Bruun 3/4 Placement Match Paris Saint-Germain Handball vs HC Vardar 29:28 (14:15) Before the Match The two teams, who gave us a breathtaking final last year, which ended in a narrow Vardar win, had to m… »

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 the… »

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 Bruun HC Vardar vs Montpellier HB 27:28 (11:14) Before the Match Last year, as VELUX EHF FINAL4 debutants, Vardar enjoyed the tag of being undedogs and ended up lifting the trophy after Ivan Cupic’s crazy… »

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… »

Marvellous Dumoulin takes Nantes to the final

MATCH REVIEW – A fantastic performance from Cyril Dumoulin in goal was one of the main factors behind HBC Nantes’ surprise victory and qualification for the VELUX EHF Champions League Final at the exp… »

Time for a rebound

By Kevin Domas Recent days have been tough for Montpellier. On Tuesday, the guys not only lost an away game in Saint-Raphaël, but probably the championship as well after enjoying a six-point advantage as short as three months ago. In this bizarre state of mind Montpellier’s players arrived in Cologne, on Thursday evening, to take part in their first ever VELUX EHF Champions League Final4. “It took… »