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CSM Bucuresti goes to Final Four with double victory

photo: Tamás Csonka
CSM Bucuresti goes to Final Four with double victory

The second leg of the quarterfinals started in Budapest, BOK Arena with the match between FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria and CSM Bucuresti. Romanian team arrived at the Hungarian capital with an advantage of five goals after the first leg they won in Bucuresti 30 – 25.

The first half started with a  good Bucuresti period when they managed to take the lead on the away court, 3-6 than 6-9. FTC started without their captain Szucsanszki, injured before the first leg, having troubles with her shoulder. Due to a very strong goalkeeper performance from B<ro, hosts managed to make their comeback and won the first half 15-14. Ferencvaros was led by Montenegrin Marija Jovanovic, scoring five goals, on the opposite side Carmen Martin and Bella Gullden were the most efficient players.

The second half was continued where the first ended, the only difference was that Paula Ungureanu replaced Grubisic in the Romanian goal and she made several saves, helping her team to equalize and take back the lead again.

When the score was 19 – 20 for CSM than Hungarian supporters missed their patience and started to throw coins and liquids to the handball court, right back Romanian goal and to the Romanian goalkeeper. Then the game was stopped for about five minutes, bothe the delegates and referees were trying hard to calm the situation and restart the game. When this happened than Bucuresti seemed to be taken advantage og the forced break and increased the gap to 20-23. FTC tried everything, even the injured Szucsanszki played in these minutes to be able to get a decent result, but CSM Bucuresti was just too strong and got an one-goal victory in Budapest. Final result: 26 – 27

FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria – CSM Bucuresti 26 – 27 (15 – 14)


FTC: Bíró, Szikora – Jonaovic 6, Schatzl 5, Lukács 4, Pena 4, Kovacsics 3,  Szucsánszki 2, Zácsik 1, Snelder 1

CSM Bucuresti: Martin 5, manea 4, Niombla 3, Gullden 3, Bazaliu 3, Torstensson 3, Mehmedovic 2, Curea 1, Ayglon 1, Bradeanu 1

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