Qualification tournament group 1 is played in Drammen, Norway and Glasseverket has qualified second time in a row to the final.
Participants: Glasseverket (NOR), Ankara Yenimahalle BSK (TUR) , Podravka Koprivnica (CRO) and Sercodak Dalfsen (NED)
Results from first day:
Glasseverket – Ankara Yenimahalle BSK 34 – 23 (15 – 9)
Podravka -Sarcodak Dalfsen 30 – 17 (13 – 7)
Glasseverket – Podravka 28 – 19 (12 – 12)
Glasseverket: Leipart 3, Merg 1, Andeneas 2, Bjoernsen 7, Haraldsdottir 3, Christensen 9, Iversen 3
Podravka: Zadravec 3, Dezic 1, Krsnik 2, Nemaskalo 4, Vidak 4, Gugic 1, Debelic 4
The first half has brought a close race, after a four goals lead of Glasseverket, Podravka managed to come back into the match and finish the first thirty minutes 12-12.
In the second half Norwegian goalkeeper, Guro Rundbråten has shown a good performance and her teammates scored one after another the fastbreak goals back Kapitanovic in the Croatian goal. Despite early timeout called by Podravka, Glasseverket held the pace up and did not allow for the guests to come back to the match, after they had a big difference.
Glasseverket won the game with a fantastic second half and they will play for the first time in the Champions League group phase.
Final result: 28 – 19
Norway will be represented by two teams in the Champions League groups, Larvik HK and Galsseverket. Only three other countries has two representants: Hungary (Győr, FTC), Denmark (FC Midtjylland, Team Esbjerg) and Germany (Thüringer HC and HC Leipzig).
Match for the 3rd place:
Ankara Yenimahalle BSK – Sarcodak Dalfsen 31 – 22 (17 – 12)
Topscorers: Olga Laiuk (Ankara) 9 goals and Ana Pavkovic (Dalfsen) 5 goals