Champions League

CL – guests finished victorious in three matches

CL – guests finished victorious in three matches

 

Photo: Márta Kállai

Photo: Márta Kállai

Saturday’s summary in Champions League:

IK Savehof took their first points in CL-groups, beating Metz in Gothenburg, CL-title holder, Györi, won without problems as a guest of the Romanian HCM Baia Mare, Polish MKS Lublin made a strong match against FCM, but didn’t managed to win due to lack of experience and finally Podravka defeated Bera Bera with a substantial advantage.

Group A

HCM Baia Mare – Győri Audi ETO KC 21 – 33 (10 – 16)

Topscorers: Timea Tatar (HCM Baia Mare) 5 goals and Heidi Løke (Győri Audi ETO KC) 9 goals

With an outstanding Heidi Løke and Anita Görbicz, using only her right hand (after the injury) to play the ball , Győr took the points from Baia Mare.

The hosts has presented an ambitious opposition, mostly in the first part of the match, when lineplayer Timea Tatar or Melinda Geiger was attacking the Hungarians goal.

In the second half Katrine Lunde, Heidi Løke, Anita Görbicz, Eduarda Amorim, Ivett Szepesi and Bernadett B.Bódi with a constant increasing tempo crushed the home-team, which was supported by a very noisy audience.

Group B

MKS Lublin –  FC Midtjylland 24 – 25 (14 – 13)

Topscorers: Alina Wojtas (MKS Lublin) 6 goals and Stine Jørgensen (FCM) 8 goals

Last weekends surprise was served by Danes from FCM, winning clearly against FTC. This time, CL-newcomers from Poland made a strong game as hosts, and they led against FCM almost during the whole match.

With an inspired Bulgarian goalkeeper, Ekaterina Dzhukeva Mihaylova, FCM’s offensive play or contra-attacks was stopped constantly and Danes seemed to has no solutions for a victory. But in the dying minutes of the game, Dutch playmaker, Nycke Groot netted, grabbing the victory and the important two points for her team.

Group C

IK Sävehof – Metz handball 32 – 30 (15 – 19)

Topscorers: Ida Odén (Sävehof) 11 goals and Grace Zaadi – Paule Baudouin (Metz) 6 goals each

French champions had a very good chance to get their first points in this battle, and everything suggested that the team led by Nina Kamto, will defeat Sävehof.

But ambitious Swedish girls inverted the match, since Metz had huge problems at the goalkeeper position, where Barbora Ranikova had simply an awful day.  IK Savehof led by Jamina Roberts and Ida Odén won the match and made this group C very balanced.

Group D

Podravka –  Bera Bera  29 – 18 (14 – 7)

Topscorers: Jelena Zivkovic (Podravka) 9 goals and Eli Pinedo (Bera Bera) 7 goals

Played on Friday:

WHC Vardar SCBT –  Larvik HK 27 – 27 (12 – 15)

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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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