A night at the top

PREVIEW, MATCH OF THE WEEK, GROUP B Kielce´s loss against Rhein-Neckar Löwen in the latest round, the winner of Saturday’s match in Hungary will spend at least one night in first place. By Peter Bruun  MOL Pick Szeged (HUN) vs HC Vardar (MKD) Saturday Feburary 18th 17:30 CET After ruling Champions League winners Kielce lost 28:25 on the road against Rhein-Neckar Löwen, the winner of this match at… »

It does not get any bigger

PREVIEW, MATCH OF THE WEEK, GROUP A It does not get much bigger in international club handball, as eight World champions take to the court, when Flensburg and Paris go head-to-head in a jam packed “Fl… »

Croatian Pressure

What on earth is going on with Croatia’s handball federation?  After Zejlko Babic had stepped down from his position after a stunning loss to Poland, right after the quarterfinal of the Rio Olympics,… »

Veszprém Rising

MATCH REVIEW – Veszprém staged an impressive come back after their defeat at home to Barcelona, last Saturday, winning in Sparkassen Arena, one of the most challenging places in Europe. By Peter Bruun Group A THW Kiel (GER) vs Telekom Veszprém (HUN) 25:27 (15:15) Before the Match Kiel were fourth in the group with 11 points and Veszprém fifth, trailing by one point.  Both teams are all but certain… »

FTC humiliate Buducnost in Moraca

MATCH OF THE WEEK – GROUP 1 FTC ran over Buducnost in the first half and handed the ambitious Montenegrins their second successive Champions League defeat at home. By Peter Bruun Buducnost (MNE) vs FT… »

Larvik lose three-goal lead and draw in Gyor

MATCH OF THE WEEK – GROUP 2 For the second time this season did Larvik lose a three-goal lead in the last minutes of a road game, this time they drew in Gyor – 27:27. A steal by Yvette Broch with 21 s… »

In-form FTC visit shaky Buducnost

PREVIEW – MATCH OF THE WEEK, GROUP 1 It is the battle to keep up with Vardar at the top of the group, when Buducnost meets FTC on Sunday evening. By Peter Bruun Buducnost (MEN) vs FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN), Sunday, February 12th 19.00 CET Neither team needs to be afraid of not to reaching the quarter-finals. It is more a question of achieving best position and meeting the “easiest” possible qu… »

A visit from old friends

PREVIEW – MATCH OF THE WEEK, GROUP 2 The top match against Larvik is bound to be special for Gyor´s right-back Nora Mørk who will play against the team she represented for seven years before joining t… »

Barcelona’s first victory in Veszprém in seven years

MATCH REVIEW – MATCH OF THE WEEK, GROUP 1 Courtesy of a 25:22 victory on the road against Veszprém, FC Barcelona took a major step toward winning the group and skipping the round of Last 16. By Peter… »

No friends for life

It’s hard to say when the rivalry between Hendrik Pekeler and Julen Aguinagalde officially began.  But it definitely came to light when Germany and Spain faced each other twice during the EURO 2016.  It has continued ever since, even though both national teams didn’t meet thereafter.  But their clubs did, in the Champions League.  That’s why I enjoyed watching the recent game between the Rhein-Nec… »