Champions League, women
Main Round, round 4
WHC Vardar SCBT – HC Leipzig 26- 20 (10 -9)
Vardar: Anja Althaus 6, Alena Ikhneva-Julija Nikolic 5 goals each
Leipzig: Karolina Kudlacz 6, Luise Schulze-Saskia Lang 4 goals each
Without Andrea Lekic on court. but Jan Pytlick on the bench Vardar defeated Germans from Leipzig after a balanced first half. Vardar ept their chances alive to a better placement to the quarter finals.
Thüringer HC – Krim Ljubljana 33 – 21 (17 – 10)
THC: Katrin Engel, Danick Snelder, Lidija Jakubisova 5 goals each
Krim: Lilija Artsiukhovich – Tamara Mavsar 4 goals each
Team of Hervert Müller had no problems to beat Krim Ljubljana, after a weaker opeing they managed to gather the troops and run over Slovenians.
Buducnost Podgorica – Dinamo Sinara 26 – 18 (13 – 9)
Buducnost: Cristina Neagu 7 goals, Katarina Bulatovic 6 goals
Dinamo: Anna Kochetova 4 goals, Anastasia Suslova 3 goals
HCM Baia Mare – IK Savehof 34 – 24 (18 – 12)
HCM Baia Mare: Eliza Buceschi 11, Alexandra Do Nascimento 5, Valentina Ardean Elisei 4
IK Savehof: Ida Odén 8, Jenny Alm 7
Romanians crushed the visitors from Sweden, wuth a good goalkeeper performance from Ungureanu, an outstanding Eliza Buceschi and with a good attacking play generally. Swedish team could have contact regarding the result only twenty minutes.
Metz Handball-Viborg HK 23 – 24 (12 – 10)
Metz Handball: Ana Gros 6 goals, Yvette Broch 6 goals
Viborg HK. Rikke Skov 9 goals, Sanja Damnjanovic 7 goals
Big clash between two teams which desperatelly needed teh victory for a quarterfinal berth. Viborg arrived to Metz aftet yesterday their headc-coach, Dalmose has been dismissed. Isabelle Gulldén, Mette Gravholt, Maria Fisker, Sille Thomsen and Cecilie Dalmose are injured, but Danish team made the impossible possible and showed a high fighting spirit, which was worth two new points and hopes to advance in the best eight teams in CL.
New head coach, Lars Friist Hansen made a good job since in 24 hours he made a plan to defend Metz in France. Rikke Skov was outstanding and Chana Masson made a very good first half.
Metz was lead by Ana Gros in teh first part, but in the next thirty minutes Vibor’s defense stopped her and the French team was not able to score in a lot of clear situations.