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 Bruun Telekom Veszprém (HUN) vs FC Barcelona (ESP) 22:25 (14:13) Before the Match Barcelona were defending their first place in the group, with two points ahead of PSG, while Veszprém were trying to c… »

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.  … »

Zorman, Kielce looking for shooting touch

Defending champion KS Vive Kielce profited from Pick Szeged’s loss on the road against Meshkov Brest to stay on top of Group B in the EHF Champions League – still the squad needs to find form after su… »

Can Barca storm fortress Veszprém?

PREVIEW – MATCH OF THE WEEK GROUP A By Peter Bruun Telekom Veszprém (HUN) vs FC Barcelona (ESP), Saturday February 11th, 17.30 CET In case of a win at home on Saturday, Veszprém – currently in third position with 10 points – can not only secure the round of Last 16, they can also move the top teams of the group closer together. Barcelona leads Group A with 16 points and have already secured the kn… »

Löwen add to excitement in Group B

MATCH REVIEW – With a well deserved 28:25 home win against ruling champions Kielce, Rhein-Neckar Löwen added welcomed excitement in Group B, where the top teams moved even closer together. By Peter Br… »

Champions League winner vs German champion

PREVIEW – Rhein-Neckar Löwen and ruling Champions League winners, Kielce have the honor of resuming the group phase of Europe’s premier handball league, when they meet in the “Match of the Week” of Gr… »

Phoenix Rising

By Kevin Domas Remember that Phoenix legend ? About the mythical bird rising from the ashes of the predecessor?  Well, if you apply the story to handball, French side Brest comes quite close to it. In 2012, when the team from Britany won the French league, beating Issy-Paris in the final, it marked the start of numerous problems. Suffering from bankruptcy, it was already collapsing before the end… »

Home Court Advantage

COLUMN – Are handball fans in certain parts of the world – especially, in some Western European countries – too nice to their opponents? Would the home teams get more points, if the spectators were mo… »

Another day at the office – indeed

MATCH REVIEW – Gyor had to work a bit harder than they probably expected in the first half against Team Esbjerg, but after the break, the Hungarian top team left no doubt. By Peter Bruun Group 2 Team… »

Gille, Mahé proud of French accomplishment

Although everyone expected France to win a sixth World championship title on home soil, it wasn’t as easy as it look liked.  At least when you believe left-wing Kentin Mahé, who has grown into a more important role compared to the tournament in Qatar two years ago.  When I talked to him about the key reasons for finishing first once again, he praised team spirit and their focus on the essentials.… »