The Rhein-Neckar Löwen have made another step forward towards their first ever league championship, which actually would be their first ever domestic title as well. The Mannheim-based side played at Eisenach last evening, winning by a score of 36-19 (17-10). Uwe Gensheimer, captain of the German national team, scored a whopping twelve goals. After a slow start the hosts were no match for the guests, who were able to imprive their goal difference to +187.
Meanwhile in Kiel reigning champion THW hosted last-placed TuS NLübbecke and everyone expected a strong statement, but just days after reaching the EHF Final Four in Cologne with a narrow defeat at Barcelona, the zebras even had trouble winning the match. In the end they escaped with a 28-26 (13-12) victory and now sit four points (two minus-points) back in second place, while the Löwen have a +61 advantage in goal difference.
Kiel will face the HSG Wetzlar next, the game is scheduled for Sunday at 15.00 CET, while the Löwen will travel to Berlin to face the Füchse at 17.15 CET. Both games will be broadcasted by German TV-channel Sport1.