The winner of the EHF Champions League of 2015/16, Romanian champions CSM Bucuresti returned to the biggest stage of European women’s club handball with a home victory against Rostov-Don. In the derby of the first round, even goalkeeper Jelena Grubisic scored two goals against the Russian runners-up who count to be one of the contenders for the final victory.
EHF Champions League, Group C, 1st round
CSM Bucuresti – Rostov-Don 24-21 (12-10)
CSM Bucuresti: I. Gulldén 6, M. Mehmedovic 5, A. Lobach 4, J. Grubisic 2, C. Martin 2, G. Niombla 2, L. Torstensson 2, O. Manea 1
Rostov-Don: E. Ilina 6, A. Cabral Barbosa 5, S. Dembele 4, V. Bobrovnikova 2, A.P. Rodrigues 2, Y. Managarova 1, A. Vyakhireva 1
Penalties: 6/6 ; 2/3
Suspensions: 2 minutes ; 4 minutes