Champions League

Group D: Buducnost is still a factor in Europe

Group D: Buducnost is still a factor in Europe
Ibolya Szekeres

Champions League newbie, German champion from Bietigheim traveled to Podgorica in order to play their first ever match in the Women’s EHF Champions League. Bietigheim has a strong squad, with big names and everybody expected at least a close match, where Germans will dominate somehow the team full of young players.

But Buducnost helped by Darly Zoqbi de Paula with a fantastic goalkeeper performance and the efficiency of the young black player, Djurdina Jaukovic –  managed to take the lead from the very first moment and Bietigheim never managed to come close during the match. The first half ended with a seven-goal advantage, 17 – 10 for hosts.

In the second part the difference was as big as in the first, in the last ten minutes Bietigheim managed to close the gap with a comeback to four goals, but the team of Dragan Adzic won easily and clearly their opening match in the group stage.

Final result:

Buducnost – SG BBM Bietigheim 32 – 24 (17 – 10)


Buducnost – Jaukovic 9, Raicevic 6, Malovic 5, Premovic 4, Brnovic 2, Ramusovic 2, Ujkic 2, Godec 1, Grbic 1

Bietigheim – Kudlacz-Gloc 5, Muller 4, Naidznivaicius 4, Rozemalen 4, Malestein 3, Schulze 2, Biltoft 1, Smeets 1


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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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