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Amazing Győr shattered the title holder again

photo: Tamás Csonka
Amazing Győr shattered the title holder again

Champions League, Group C

The rematch of last weekend’s derby between CSM Bucuresti and Győri Audi ETO KC was re-edited this evening in Audi Arena in Győr in front of more than five thousand fans.

CSM Bucuresti arrived in Hungary with ambitions to win back the two points  lost at homecourt in order to keeep their chances alive on the way to the Main Round. At Győr there are still injuries: Tomori is not available for play, Grimsbö suffered a minor knee injury in the last game and Knedlikova is also struggling with a muscle injury.

In addition, the club announced today before the match that Norwegian line players Heidi Löke is pregnant and she is not able to play more matches this season.

Eva Kiss

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

The first half was very similar to last weekend’s match, where the Romanian team had a good flow in  the attack, scoring from wings, fastbreaks and Ungureanu managed to keep a high level of her saving performance during the first half.

Győr had difficulties to find the goal and their offensive handball seemed to be uninspired for some periods. CSM was in lead 5-7 (19.minute) when a timeout put the bricks in the right  place, Győr managing to turn over the result 8-7.

The last ten minutes of the first half  looked like a rollercoaster when both teams were in lead and were led several times, the two goals advantage before the break  was for CSM Bucuresti, 11-13.

In the second half Nora Mörk stood up as a leader and scored series of important goals for her team, meanwhile Romanian shooters had been totally confused by the same Éva Kiss, the Hungarian goalie (having a very good game in Romania), closed the goal in the second half and built a wall topping almost every  remarkable  Romanian attack. Győr worked together as a team, not only Mörk, but Broch, Amorim, Bódi,

photo: Tamás Csonka

photo: Tamás Csonka

Győr worked together as a team, not only Mörk, but Broch, Amorim, Bódi, Tóth and Groot made a fantastic effort together and won the second part with a ten goals difference (22-12). CSM Bucuresti seemed  clueless and  could not support the pressure is given by the situation of must win, the fully crowded home arena and a team formed of fighters. Niombla and Mehmedovic made a good match for guests, but they still have only two points against eight of Győr. The group of death became lethal now for the three teams  standing behind Hungarians: Rostov, CSM and FCM all have to fight for life and death to be able to make it to the Main Round.

The group of death became lethal now for the three teams  standing behind Hungarians: Rostov, CSM and FCM all have to fight for life and death to be able to make it to the Main Round.

Győri Audi ETO KC –  CSM Bucuresti 33 –  25 (11 – 13)

Goals:

Győr: N.Mørk 11(1), Broch 5, Amorim 4, Görbicz 3(1), Groot 3, Tóth 3, Bódi 2, Orbán 2

CSM: Niombla 7 (1), Mehmedovic 6, Martin 3, Ayglon Saurina 2, Bradeanu 2(1), Gulldén 2, Torstensson 2, Lobach 1

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