“We want to say goodbye properly”

Joan Canellas (HC Vardar) spoke to Peter Bruun and Chris O’Reilly at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 media call: “It’s been a great few years with this team, I feel like we are a family, and we want say goodbye properly. “It is never easy to get as far as here, but we have played a good season, I think, and it was an advantage to us to be able to skip the Last 16. “Our quarter-finals against Kiel were tough,… »

No room for error

By Kevin Domas Three years is a very long time for a club with the biggest budget in the world of handball but the crew has yet to lift the Champions League trophy. And what would have applied to the… »

“This is what I went to Paris for”

INTERVIEW – Sander Sagosen is in for his first FINAL4 and in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, the young Norwegian star from Paris Saint-Germain doesn’t hide the fact that playing the fi… »

“The gap between the two leagues has never been so small”

By Sascha Staat It was the first time I spoke to Bruno Martini, the general manager of French handball giant, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The former goalkeeping star now has his hands full in making sure PSG wins as many titles as possible, after failing to lift the Champions League trophy the last couple of years. Here is what Martini had to say about the upcoming EHF Champions League FINAL4 and t… »

“Once you get there, everything changes”

By Chris O’Reilly INTERVIEW – David Davis focusing on the joy of returning to the VELUX EHF FINAL4 rather than pressure as Vardar stand on the verge of history Few people at Cologne’s LANXESS arena th… »

“An incredible journey”

INTERVIEW – From a bankrupt team at the bottom of the Danish league to playing in the EHF Champions League FINAL4 – this has been the journey of Norwegian international, Espen Lie Hansen, in the 2017/… »

The final curtain

By Sascha Staat Some may have seen it as some sort of a fairytale, when Vardar captured last season’s Champions League title, beating both – Barcelona and Paris – in the dying moments of the game courtesy of Luka Cindric and Ivan Cupic , respectively. Yet, despite all of last year’s glory, it will be the final curtain in Cologne for a club that was just about to find its place among the superpower… »

The team to beat

ALL STAR TEAM – The 2017/18 season in Women´s handball on the European level has ended – time to look back on who performed best. Here is stregspiller.com´s very own All-Star Team. By Peter Bruun Goal… »

Happy birthday Anita Görbicz

FINAL REPORT – Anita Görbicz handed herself the best possible present to her 35th birthday, as she and her Györ teammates won the Women´s Champions League for a second year in a row. Once again it was… »

Ready for a remake

SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – The Women´s Champions League final Sunday will be a remake of the one from last year. Györ and Vardar left no doubt in their respective semifinals versus CSM Bucuresti and Rostov-Don.  The two teams on the losing end performed far below their usual level. By Peter Bruun CSM Bucuresti vs Györi Audi ETO KC 20:26 (10:12) Before the Match CSM Bucuresti: For a second year in a row,… »