Learning from the best

Eliza Buceschi won the award of “Best Young Player” in the EHF Champions League not too long ago.  But in the months that followed, she had a tough time in Denmark and eventually returned to Romania, getting back to her comfort zone. Now she’s ready for the next step once again, trying to help her country in finding the next world class player in support of superstar Cristina Neagu.  I talked to E… »

Tired, but definitely hungry

By Sascha Staat Iveta Luzumova was about to join Neckarsulmer SU, a team in the lower echelons in the German league system, prior to the season. But in the end she stayed with Thüringer HC – it was th… »

“I am okay with my role”

INTERVIEW – 11 minutes on the court was all Kristina “Mulle” Kristiansen got at the 2016 European championship. Still, the fast and creative playmaker from Danish champion, Nykøbing Falster, is okay w… »

“Pressure does not bother me”

INTERVIEW – Stine Jørgensen is one of the key players who simply will have to perform if Denmark wants to be successful at the upcoming World Championship. However, the experienced left back and playmaker is used to pressure and responsibility, in the national team as well as on the club level.  It does not bother her, she claims. By Peter Bruun Denmark’s success at the 2017 World Championship – t… »

Mid-Season Power Ranking Women’s Champions League

By Peter Bruun The 2017/18 Women´s Champions League takes a break until the end of January, when the main round starts.  A fine opportunity for a closer look at some of the players who had the biggest… »

Vardar and PSG lead the pack

Champions League (M) – Round 8 Round eight in the Men´s Champions League saw ruling champions Vardar Skopje extending their lead in Group A, and so did Paris Saint-Germain in Group B. By Peter Bruun H… »

Favorites came through

Champions League (W) – Round 6 When looking back at the group phase of the Women´s Champions League and the way the main round groups shape up after the last round of play, we have to conclude that the favorites did what was expected of them. But audiences enjoyed a few refreshing surprises along the way. By Peter Bruun This week, the focus is on the three matches that decided the last two tickets… »

Shining (or not)

By Sascha Staat Don’t worry, this article has nothing to do with Stanley Kubrick’s cinematographic masterpiece dating all the way back to 1980 – so don’t be afraid and keep on reading. What’s ahead is… »

All three French teams firing on all cylinders     

By Kevin Domas For the second time in a row, all three French teams taking part in the VELUX EHF Champions League won their games this past weekend. While one of them is qualified for the next phase a… »

Halfway there

By Sascha Staat The first half of the 2017/18 Champions League group stage was completed last weekend, a perfect time for a first evaluation of what we have seen, so far. I think it’s fair to say that some teams are struggling, while others are overachieving. And some of the results have been outright shocking, like Kielce’s loss in Brest or Kiel’s recent defeat at home against Celje. The Slovenia… »