Champions League

Rostov took the victory from Budapest

photo: Rostov Don official site
Rostov took the victory from Budapest
Ibolya Szekeres

EHF Women’s Champions League

Quarterfinals

The first quarter-final encounter between FTC and Rostov started with a Russian goal and a Hungarian unfortunate injury of goalkeeper Melinda Szikora, she could not continue the game. Blanka Biro replaced her with success, but Seedoykina in the Russian goal had also a good performance. After ten minutes the two teams had no advantage, 6-6 was the result, FTC operated from the wings, Schatzl scoring three goals, meanwhile, Rostovs scorers were Barbosa, Rodriguez, Dembele, and Vyakhireva. The first lead of two goals after 1-3 was taken by the Russians, 6-8, later 7-9. Hosts managed to level the game 9-9, 10-10, when Van der Heijden entered the court, showing a good offensive capacity, but some minutes later the team of Bougeant has found again the gaps on the Hungarian defensive wall, scoring fro a three-goal lead, 11-14, 12-15. Despite a better Russian period, FTC managed to reduce the gap before the break, halftime result was 15-16.

In the second half of the match, Rostov took a flying start and increased their lead to a more comfortable 16-20, after just three minutes. Pessoa had some good moments in the Russian goal, but after a short period, Sedoykina replaced her in order to perform at a high level, stopping many clear FTC chances. The five-goal lead had Rostov at 17-22, but FTC managed to reduce somehow, scoring mostly on wings, 20-22. Russians scored several times on fast breaks, increasing their advantage again 21-26, Dembele netting for the fifth times in this match. FTC seemed to not have a real leader in this game, they tried to solve the puzzle with a collective performance, but this was simply not enough against a much more sharp Rostov-team. When the team of Gabor Elek came back to 26-28, than Rostov scored three goals, taking back their five-goal lead at 26-31. In the last four minutes Ferencvaros managed to score three times, finishing this game with a two-goal defeat, 29-31.

OBO Arena. Dabas

FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria –  Rostov Don 29 –  31 (15 – 16)

FTC: van der Heijden 4, Schatzl 4, Lukacs 3, Kovacsics 3, Pena 3, Szucsanszki 4, Jovanovic 2, Snelder 3, Meszaros, Hafra, Faluvegi 2, Marton, Hornyak 1,

Rostov: Rodriguez 6, Vyakhireva 8, Managarova 5, Dembele 4, Barbosa 3, Bulatovic 2, Ilina 1, Makeeva 2, Sudakova, Borschenko,

7 meters: 3/2; 3/3

Suspensions: 8 minutes; 10 minutes

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Champions League
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.

More in Champions League

Thüringer HC keeps the hope alive with a victory against Podravka

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 12, 2018

Rostov tops the group with a new win against Savehof

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 12, 2018

Vipers – two points and Main Round berth won in Germany

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 11, 2018

Buducnost – away victory in Odense

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 11, 2018

CSM Bucuresti – clear victory against FTC

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 11, 2018

København took a point from Brest in group B

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 10, 2018