Champions League

THC and Vipers take the last two spots

THC and Vipers take the last two spots
Eszti Kiss

The last two places in the Women’s EHF Champions League Group Stage were decided in the finals of the Qualification Tournaments played in Nordhausen and Kristiansand. These tournaments didn’t bring any surprise regarding the final outcome as the two host teams and also the top seeded teams of the qualification, Thüringer HC and Vipers Kristiansand flew through the matches and boooked their spots in the Top 16 of the EHF Champions League. Vipers was especially confident as they scored 85 goals in their two matches during the weekend… German runners-up Thüringer HC will join Group C, while Norwegian silver medalists Vipers will play in Group D.

Champions League Qualification Tournament 1 – Kristiansand (NOR):
3rd place: HC Gomel (BLR) – Kastamonu Belediyesi (TUR) 29-28 (13-13)
final: Vipers Kristiansand (NOR) – HC Podravka Vegeta (CRO) 42-14 (22-6)

Champions League Qualification Tournament 2 – Nordhausen (GER):
3rd place: Hypo NÖ (AUT) – Atletico Guardes (ESP) 29-27 (11-11; 24-24) – after penalties
final: Thüringer HC (GER) – H65 Höörs HK (SWE) 33-24 (16-9)

After the qualification tournaments, the list of participants of the Group Stage is now complete. As a reminder, the groups are the following:

Group A:
CSM Bucuresti (ROU)
Nykobing FH (DEN)
RK Krim Mercator (SLO)
Vistal Gdynia (POL)

Group B:
Győri Audi ETO KC (HUN)
Rostov Don (RUS)
FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Brest Bretagne (FRA)

Group C:
HC Vardar (MKD)
Larvik HK (NOR)
FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)
Thüringer HC (GER)

Group D:
Buducnost (MNE)
Metz Handball (FRA)
SG BBM Bietigheim (GER)
Vipers Kristiansand (NOR)

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Eszti Kiss

Hungarian, handball and travel addict. Always hungry for information about handball and always ready to share these with others.

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