The two teams facing each other in the final of MVM EHF F4 are undefeated this season in Champions League, though defending Buducnost from Montenegro and fastbreak charactherized Larvik from Norway fighting for the new designed Champions League-trophy.
The two teams represents two completely different styles, the match promises big fight.
Before the match
The final will be interesting. There are two distinctly different teams, and two approaches. Buducnost play so much different than us, and it will be a challenge to see who will come on top,” said Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
“The experience of playing in the final last year will serve us well going against a team like Larvik – they have great individuals, but their best strength is the entire team. We have prepared for this challenge, and will be up to the task tomorrow,” said Dragan Adzic
“This is new for me and it feels incredible. I’ve been injured for a long time, and it has been mentally hard for me, reaching a Champions League final has been my dream, and now I’m here,” said Larvik’s lineplayer Marit Malm Frafjord.
We know why we are here, and we know what we came for. We are going to prepare well for tomorrow, and put our claim on the trophy that we missed out on last season,” said Buducnost right wing Radmila Petrovic.
“To end in style with Larvik would mean a lot to me. The dream is to lift the Champions League trophy on Sunday 10 May. That would be a fantastic ending,” Gjekstad said.
MM EHF F4, Budapest, Papp László Sportaréna
Larvik HK – Buducnost ()
Toft, Hasanic – Larsen, A. Hammerseng Edin 6 , Frafjord 1, Molid , Breivang,N. Mörk 9 , G. Hammerseng- Edin 1, Riegelhuth-Koren , Johansen , Breistöl 2 , Sulland 1, T. Mörk, Lund, Solberg 1
Coaches: Ole Gustav Gjekstad, Tor Odvar Moen
Woltering, Zderic, Rajcic -Petrovic 3, Neagu 3, Nikolic, Dalby, Bulatovic 7 , Ramusovic, Cvijic 4 , Mehmedovic 6 , Despotovic , Pavicevic, Byzdra 1 , Knezevic 2 , Lazovic
Coach: Dragan Adzic
The final was oppened by Buducnost with a 0-4, Larvik seemed to be clueless, then Nora Mörk has scored three in a row, 3-4. At the beginning Neagu has suffered a smaller injury, but she could return to the court soon.
Gjekstad took timeout at 3-6 for Buducnost, 13.minute.His team could not find the rhythm of offensive play against Buducnost’s wall, only Nora Mörk could go through.
Kristine Breistöl replaced Anja Edin on leftback like a fresh reeze, scoring from distance twice, but nobody else was able to do the same.
Buducnost led by rightback Katarina Bulatovic and goalkeeper Clara Woltering with 8 saves, which means 50% performance, won the first half 8-14.
The second half continued with Larvik stuggeling in attack and Buducnost snapping balls and scoring from fastbreaks, like the world has turned upsidedown…Woltering was unbeatable in the goal of Montenegrins, Mehmedovic and Cvijic scored multiple goals, Buducnost had an advantage og nine goals at 11-20, and still twenty minutes remained of the match.
Larvik managed to make teh game closer, Anja Hammerseng-Edin scored six goals in the second half and kept Larvik in the game.18-22 and 19-23 was the closest result, Larvik missed two penaltiesagainst Zderic and Rajcic, the Hungarian referees made themself main characters in this spectacle which they only were meant to lead.
Final result: 22 -26
MVP of the MVM EHF F4 2014/2015: Clara Woltering (Buducnost)
Topscorers of MVM EHF CL 2014/2015: Cristina Neagu (Buducnost) and Andrea Penezic (Vardar) 103 goals each