Champions League

Main Round has started with surprises

Main Round has started with surprises
photo: Tamás Csonka

photo: Tamás Csonka

The Main Round of the Champion League and the race to the Final Four in Budapest, has started today with three matches.

In Denmark, FC Mitdjylland had faced serious problems during the whole match against Swedish girls from IK Savehof, guests leading almost all the game by 2-3 goals, but at the end FCM has turned over the result, winning an almost lost match by 25 – 24.

FC Midtjylland –  IK Savehof 25 – 24 (12 – 14)

Topscorers: Nycke Groot and Trine Troelsen (FCM) 4 goals and Ida Odén (IK Savehof) 9 goals

CL-title holder was facing a really uncomfortable opponent right in the first round, Buducnost Podgorica and Dragan Adzic were the guests in Győr, in the new hall the team playing in, the University Hall of the city.

The match started with a secure home-play, with an advantage of 5 – 3, but guests managed to equalize and take the control, with an outstanding Clara Woltering in the Montenegrin goal and a Cristina Neagu on left-back showing her old shape on the court. Dragana Cvijic has kept her good shape from the WCh, scoring six goals.

Győr has started well with Heidi Löke, having great movements on the line, then they were struggeling in the attack, Buducnost managing ti finish the first half by a four goal difference.

The second part of the game has brought also lead for the guests, but at the middle of it Győr managed to fight back, equalizing by 18-18 and even taking the lead by one goal. But Montenegrins wanted to take home some points, and at the end they managed to win one of them.

Eduarda Amorim was a really fighter in this match, scoring six goals and doing a hard job in defense as well, Anikó Kovacsics has replaced well the injured Ivett Szepesi on the left wing and Bernadett Bognár-Bódi was again a secure point on the right wing.

Ambros Martin stated after the match that it was fair for both teams to get one point here, since Buducnost played well in the first half, but Győr managed to fight back and get the draw.

Győri Audi ETO KC –  Buducnost Podgorica 23 – 23 (9 – 13)

Topscorers: Eduarda Amorim (Győri Audi ETO KC) 6 goals  and Dragana Cvijic (Buducnost) 6 goals

Krim Ljubljana –  Larvik 24 – 18 (12 – 10)

Topscorers: Andrea Penezic (Krim) 7 goals  and Nora Mörk (Larvik) 6 goals

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