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Telekom Veszprém is in the F4 fourth time in a row

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Telekom Veszprém is in the F4 fourth time in a row
Ibolya Szekeres

Telekom Veszprém arrived in Montpleiier with a three-goal advantage after the first leg, 26 – 23, but they could not be sure of their qualification until fifty minutes was played of the second game. As the two teams has played two totally different halves when Montpellier managed to got the lead 15-11, after the first half and Veszprém had problems to settle their defense and to find the goal.

In the second half Telekom Veszprém showed their other face and leveled the game after five minutes, then with the help of Allilovic replacing Mikler in the second half, they managed to take the lead and stop Montpellier’s attacks. Only Jure Dolenec was able to score nine goals, meanwhile, Veszprém was led by Aron Palmarsson, László Nagy or Renato Sulic. The match ended 25-30, and Veszprém booked their F4 tickets for the fourth time in a  row in the last four years.

Montpellier – Telekom Veszprém 25 – 30 (15 – 11)


Montpellier: Gerard, Portner – Dolenec 9, Fabregas 4, Porte 4, Bingo 2, Bonnefond 2, Causse 2, Truchanovic 2, Anquetin, Grebille, Faustin, Simonet, Toumi, Villeminot, Zvizej

Veszprem: Mikler, Allilovic – Palmarsson 7, Gajic 5, Nagy 4, Nilsson 4, Ugalde 3, Lekai 2, Marguc 2, Sulic 2, Ivancsik 1, Blagotinsek (red card), Ilic, Schuch, Terzic, Rodriguez


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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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