Women´s Champions League Preview – Group C

Group C – Can FTC move closer to the top? Vardar Skopje are clear favorites for winning Group C – no doubt.  But another pressing and perhaps more interesting question is, if FTC Budapest can take the last step to the FINAL4 after being close a couple of times. A good group phase campaign will be essential to Hungary’s eternal number two – the club should not be facing any problems against a deple… »

Women´s EHF Champions League Preview – Group B

Group B – Pure dynamite Including two of the top favorites (Gyor and Rostov-Don) as well as last season’s quarter-finalist, FC Midtjylland, and French newcomer, Brest Bretagne, Group B looks to be the… »

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 ch… »

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. The match demonstrated that PSG are not as invincible as many think, considering their impressive squad. After round three, Vardar and Veszprém are now the only teams with maximum points. By Peter Br… »

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 B… »

“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 the Romanian handball powerhouse. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she emphasizes that her “good-bye” to the national team is definitive this time. By Peter Bruun “We are a whole Sc… »

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.… »

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 question, if the Danish champions can repeat such success this season? After being drawn to Group B – by far the strongest one of the two top groups – Aalborg will have a tough job even finishing among the… »