FINAL4 Reactions: Paris vs Vardar

Ivan Cupic: “I was sure to score” The game came down to the wire as Vardar had the ball with seven seconds to go. Like in the semis against Barcelona, the Macedonians took profit and Ivan Cupic scored the most important goal of the weekend, crowning his new team the European club champion while personally defending the title he had already won last year with Kielce. Congratulations, Ivan, on winni… »

Cupic’s buzzer beater sends Vardar into frenzy

MATCH REVIEW – Ivan Cupic´s winning goal with one second left handed FINAL4 debutants, HC Vardar, the surprising win against the top favorite, Paris Saint-Germain. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar (MKD) vs Pa… »

FINAL4 Reactions: Veszprem vs Barcelona

Gaspar Marguc: “We can be upset” Playing for third place only matters at national team tournaments, at least when you ask Veszprem’s Gasper Marguc about it. He had a tough time finding the right motiv… »

Barcelona leave FINAL4 empty-handed

MATCH REVIEW – Apparently, Veszprém wanted third place at the 2017 FINAL4 a bit more than Barcelona, and after relinquishing a four goal lead in the first half, Laszlo Nagy & Co left no doubt after the break. By Peter Bruun Veszprém (HUN) vs FC Barcelona (ESP) 34:30 (18:17)\  Before the Match  When a team has won the Champions League eight times, like Barcelona did, playing a bronze medal matc… »

Game Reactions – Barcelona vs Vardar

Ivan Cupic: “It’s all about Vardar” Ivan Cupic knows the feeling of winning the Champions League very well after conquering the crown last season with his former club of Vive Tauron Kielce. But for th… »

Game Reactions – Paris vs Veszprem

Here is what players had to say after a dramatic Day 1 of handball at the VELUX EHF Champions League FINAL4: Andreas Nilsson: “It just didn’t work out!” The loss against Paris was a tough pill to swal… »

“It’s just the best of everything”

The VELUX EHF Champions League FINAL4 does not only showcase the best handball in Europe but it attracts many of the best (former) players as well. spoke with a deeply impressed Jelena Eric – Rakonjak, one of Serbia’s best handball players,  about her first time at Europe’s premier handball event on the club level, in Cologne. Jelena ended her international career after winning th… »

Last second goal from Cindric send debutants to the final

MATCH REVIEW – FINAL4 debutants Vardar Skopje are ready for a final match against Paris Saint-Germain. The winning goal in the dying seconds was scored by playmaker Luka Cindric who scored Vardar´s la… »

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 t… »

“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 again in the future.  He is enjoying his time there at the fullest. It’s your fifth time here at the FINAL 4 in Cologne. Does it feel any different than the first time around? DN: This event is getti… »