Paris goes FINAL2

 By Peter Bruun Veszprém (HUN) vs Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA) 26:27 (11:11) Before the Match Veszprém had done their best to present themselves as underdogs in the days ahead of the game, and they found support in the general public, which saw PSG as favorites, not only in the semi-final, but to win the Champions League as well. Veszprém was hoping for a first victory after losing both matc… »

“Play it like it’s the last time”

Daniel Narcisse is a frequent traveler, at least when it comes to checking in at the players hotel, at the FINAL4 in Cologne. He is a big fan of the event but knows, that he won’t come back that often… »

Only winning on his mind

Alex Dujshebaev is a superstar in the making but he attends the FINAL4 in Cologne for the very first time.  Here is what’s on his mind ahead of the 2017 Champions League season ending event. It’s your… »

“It’s almost like a festival”

Gasper Marguc doesn’t like to be reminded on last year’s collapse against Kielce, but instead prefers to look forward to what he calls a handball festival.  Surprisingly, he sees Veszprem in the role of underdog. Is it about time to win it this year? GM: I think so, yes. We have been getting closer every year, last year really, really close, but in the end we couldn’t do it. We had a tougher road… »

The pride of Macedonia

Stole Stoilov has a lot of experience, but nonetheless he is a first-timer at the VELUX Champions League FINAl4.  Yet, he is not interested in assuming the role of underdog and is full of pride. What’… »

“This year Veszprém are the underdogs”

By Peter Bruun For the fourth time a row, Veszprém have made it to the FINAL4 of the Champions League. On the three previous occasions, the pride of Hungarian men´s handball did reach this stage of th… »

“Barcelona belong at the FINAL4”

By Peter Bruun Having won the Champions League twice already is not enough for Victor Tomas. Of course, it is not. Any top athlete – in fact any competitive person – will always want more and having been there, on top of the podium, just makes them want to do it again. It was also a huge disappointment for the 32-year-old right-winger when Barcelona missed the FINAL4 last year. An aggregate loss b… »

“Once, you are in the final, anything is possible”

By Peter Bruun Last year, Ivan Cupic lifted the Champions League trophy with Kielce after that unforgettable, nail-biting final against Veszprém, where his Polish team was nine goals down, but won aft… »

The only German in Cologne

By Peter Bruun Uwe Gensheimer is the only German at the Champions League FINAL4 this year, and he admits that he finds it strange. “Of course, it is special to be the only German player at the event t… »

“It’s the cherry on the cream on the icing on the cake”

Broadcaster, teacher, handball player and coach – it’s your pick.  Tom O’Brannagain has done it all. Following his handball career on the international level for Ireland – as player and coach – today, he is THE VOICE of European handball on EHF TV.  Among his listeners across Africa, America and Europe he enjoys cult status and that maybe an understatement. As in previous seasons, the outspoken Ir… »