Women´s EHF Champions League Preview – Group A

CSM Bucuresti – No Sweat Unlike last year, CSM Bucuresti will get an easy start to the 2017/18 Champions League campaign. Against the likes of Krim, Nykøbing Falster and Vistal Gdynia, the Romanian champion will hardly break a sweat en route to a group win. By Peter Bruun  CSM Bucuresti were not particularly happy after drawn to a group with Gyor, Rostov Don and FC Midtjylland last season. This ye… »

Spectacular Flensburg adds to Champions League excitement

EHF Champions League – Round 3 SG Flensburg´s Handewitt´s impressively outplayed the favorite, Paris Saint-Germain, and brought new excitement, not only to Group B, but to the entire Champions League.… »

Time for change

If you follow this column maybe you may have read this earlier piece of mine, published in late 2016.  It’s an article about the era of Alfred Gislason the head coach of Germany’s handball powerhouse,… »

No surprises

EHF Champions League (M) – Round 2 The second round of the Champions League ended without surprises.  A sensation was lurking at “Palau Blaugrana” in Barcelona, but just like the other favorites, FC Barcelona won in the end.  By Peter Bruun Just like in the first stage of the Men´s Champions League group phase, the second match day turned out as expected without producing an eye-opener. For a mome… »

“Cool to play with the Scandinavian gang”

INTERVIEW – The large number of Scandinavian players – and coach – in CSM Bucuresti played an important role in the decision of former Norwegian international, Marit Malm Frafjord, to leave Larvik for… »

PSG’s Power Play

MATCH REVIEW – Paris Saint-Germain were in charge at Sparkassen Arena, winning the first big match in Group B of the 2017/18 Champions League season, against THW Kiel. PSG were in control all the way,… »

Preview Champions League 2017/18 (M) – The Dark Horses

By Peter Bruun Can Szeged emerge from Veszprém´s shadow? Standing in the shadow of Veszprém – in the Hungarian- as well as in the Champions League has been the role Pick Szeged has been accustomed to. Will this be the season, when Szeged steps out and up in the Champions League? The highly skilled Spanish coach, Juan Carlos Pastor, has almost the same squad as in the previous campaign, when Szeged… »

Preview Champions League 2017/18 (M): Zero Percent

By Peter Bruun Aalborg can only surprise It is for the fifth time, Aalborg participate in the Champions League. So far, two rounds of Last 16 have been their finest achievements, and it is a big quest… »

Preview Champions League 2017/18 (M): The Favorites

Will it be Paris´ year – finally? By Peter Bruun For the past two years, Paris Saint-Germain Handball have been considered among the top favorites to win the Champions League – so far without living u… »

“Now, I can focus more on the fun part of handball “

By Kevin Domas At 37, Chema Rodriguez is still a name that counts in the world of handball. Seeing him sign with Saran, a club that just played one season in the French top league, raised a few eyebrows. Not only because he could have aimed for a bigger team, as his new coach Fabien Courtial pointed out: “I remember watching him playing in the Champions League on TV, but to coach him now is a litt… »