EHF Women’s Champions League
The Champions League titleholder had a rough period where they were struggling with serious injuries on several of the key players. Last weekend the team of Ambros Martin managed to win back the Hungarian Cup trophy in a Fina 4 setting, but the players had not much resting time as the line up is shorthanded and the matches against FTC and ÉRD has been very close battles. Now they are playing in Podgorica without four of their key players and Hansen, Gonzalez or PUhalák has to take much more responsibility to help the team.
Győr opened strongly with 0-3, 1-4 lead, but Buducnost leveled the game at 4-4 and even took the lead 5-4. This was the first and the last time for the hosts having the lead in this game, as Győr changed the gear and after ten minutes the result was 5-10 for the guests. Anita Görbicz missed the first 7-meter for her team but afterward, she scored every single penalty, giving her team a lot of confidence. Eduarda Amorim was also unstoppable as CL-newcomer Mireya Gonzalez helped her team as well. Goalkeeper performance from Győr-side was also brilliant as Éva Kiss stood an outstanding game, halftime result 9-12.
Buducnost was lead by Milena Raicevic, one of the most experienced players on the team, but goalkeeper performance was weak for hosts and the young team could not tolerate the pressure of such an important game. In the first 11 minutes of the second half Buducnost managed to score only three times behind Kiss, Győr had a seven-goal lead at 13-20. Jaukovic and company reduced the gap to 16-20, but Győr had always an answer and kept their advantage until the end of the game and won the first encounter of the quarter-finals with six goals difference, 20-26.
Absences from Győr: Nora Mörk, Zsuzsanna Tomori (both ACL injury), Stine Bredal Oftedal (ankle injury), Nycke Groot (muscle injury)
Absences from Buducnost: Emma Ramusovic (knee injury)
Buducnost – Győri Audi ETO KC 20 – 26 (9 – 12)
Buducnost: Raicevic 9(7), Jaukovic 2, Pletikosic 2, Brnovic 2, Premovic 1, Ujkic 1, Malovic, Pavicevic 1, Grbic, Laslo, Marinovic, Konatar 2
Győr: Görbicz 8(6), Amorim 8, Gonzalez 3, Broch 2, Althaus 2, Hansen, Knedlikova 1, Bódi 2, Puhalák, Fodor, Pál, Afentáler, Varga
Suspensions: 6 minutes; 8 minutes
7 meters: 10/7; 7/6