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 expense of Paris Saint-Germain By Peter Bruun HBC Nantes vs Paris Saint-Germain Handball 32:28 (17:14) Before the Match While everyone expected PSG to reach the VELUX EHF FINAL4, which they did for the t… »

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… »

Montpellier not here to enjoy the spectacle

By Chris O’Reilly A trip to Cologne and the VELUX EHF FINAL4 has been a long time coming for Montpellier Handball. The 2003 EHF Champions League winners came agonisingly close to reaching the very fir… »

“Expect the most intelligent team to win”

INTERVIEW  Michaël Guigou (Montpellier HB) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “We have already trotted a very difficult path to reach the FINAL4. “We have eliminated Barcelona, we have eliminated Flensburg, and I think it is absolutely possible that we will eliminate Vardar in the semi-final tomorrow. “I see no obvious favourite at this FINAL4, and I expect the most intellige… »

“There is no pressure, only desire”

INTERVIEW Stojance Stoilov (Vardar) spoke to Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “Last year we were amused to be here, it was our first time and we were the underdogs. Now we are the ch… »

“Stability alone does not do it in Cologne”

INTERVIEW Mikkel Hansen (Paris Saint-Germain) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: ”I see our chances as being pretty much the same as the previous years. “There is no doubt in my… »

“Reaching Cologne is like giving a present to a kid”

David Balaguer (Nantes) spoke to Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “This club has been developing year after year and I feel like I’ve grown up with my teammates. We become better and better, more confident and we know we can rely on each other. It’s a really nice feeling.” “For me, reaching Cologne is like giving a present to a kid on his birthday. It’s a present to ourselves for… »

“Without confidence, we would not be here”

Ivan Cupic (Vardar) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “Every team at this FINAL4 has a 25% chance of winning, I think. “Last year, I claimed we were the underdogs. I realise tha… »

“Determined to do something beautiful”

Valentin Porte (Montpellier HB) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “We are trying to move away from our current trouble in the French championship, and focusing on what we have t… »

“We enjoy being underdogs”

Olivier Nyokas (HBC Nantes) spoke to Peter Bruun at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “As long as the score is 0:0 at the start, we have just as good a chance as all the others. “We all realise that we are underdogs, but that is actually a role we enjoy, and we are very, very motivated. We have done well this season so far, and once we have got this far, anything is possible. “Of course, Paris will… »