In the group I. of the Main Round in women’s Champions League the first match was played in Metz, when Metz Handball hosted Hungarians from FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria.
After a first half where hosts was in lead in most of the time with 2-3 goals, FTC managed to close the gap and go to the break with only minus one, 14-13. In the second half the Hungarians showed a better performance and mostly thanked their goalkeeper Blanka Bíró, who had a saving percentage over 50 % in this match, managed to take the control of the game and turn over the result, leading through the second half and winning the match with three goals, 25 – 28.
Metz Handball – FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria 25 – 28 (14 – 13)
Scorers: Metz – Gros 9 , Luciano 5, Smits 4, Maubon 3, Horacek 2, Zaadi 2 and FTC – Pena 7, Hornyák 5, Schatzl 4, Faluvegi 3, Szucsánszki 3, Jovanovic 2, Kovacsics 2, Lukács 1, Snelder 1
Referees: Prastalo/ Todorovic (BIH)