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,… »

“It has been a fantastic journey”

INTERVIEW – Frédéric Bougeant can look back at two successful years as head coach in Rostov-Don. This weekend, he has the unique opportunity to crown the achievement, winning the 2018 EHF Champions Le… »

“How much are you willing to sacrifice?”

INTERVIEW – For the second year in succession, Per Johansson has been brought in as temporary coach at CSM Bucuresti right before a FINAL4. He admits that the situation is special. By Peter Bruun  Rea… »

“I am sad it is over”

INTERVIEW – HC Vardar has been the only team participating in the FINAL4 every year since the format was introduced in 2014. Yet, the Macedonian team never won the competition, but right back, Alexandra Lacrabére, hopes that this time it will be different. It’s Vardar’s last chance before the team will dissolve. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar is the only club that attended the Women´s Champions League F… »

Relying on experience

INTERVIEW – At the age of 38, Paula Ungureanu is only in for her second FINAL4. After finishing third with CSM Bucuresti last year, she is keen on taking it a few steps further and her experience will… »

”Finally – I am at my first FINAL4”

INTERVIEW – After two failed attempts, Rostov-Don finally made it all the way to the FINAL4. For one of the team´s greatest stars, Ana Vyakhireva, a dream has come true. By Peter Bruun Measuring 165 c… »

“Our season has been a roller coaster”

INTERVIEW – For Györ´s Brazilian backcourt player and defense specialist, Eduarda Amorim, this season has been one with many ups and downs mainly because of numerous injuries. Still, she has full confidence in her team’s abilities ahead of the 2018 FINAL4, in Budapest. By Peter Bruun  Eduarda Amorim is one of the most experienced performers among the many veteran players in the team of Györ. The 3… »

“CSM Bucuresti are favorites”

Kim Rasmussen, the women´s national coach of Hungary, believes in his former team to win the 2018 Women´s Champions League in what he sees as one of the closest FINAL4´s in history. By Peter Bruun “Th… »

“I won’t let my emotions get ahead of me”

INTERVIEW – Ambros Martín is happy to share his thoughts about his last FINAL4 as coach in Györ, but he is considerably more reluctant to talk about his future. His reasons for leaving Györ and joinin… »

Close but predictable

PREVIEW – The Women´s EHF Champions League FINAL4 in Budapest this upcoming weekend has been labeled as the closest one ever in the five-year short history of the tournament. This may be true, but one favorite may still stand out – not necessarily the team that appears to be strongest on paper. By Peter Bruun There are many stories that can be written about the 2018 Women´s FINAL4. One headline co… »