The first game in Group A was played in Moraca Sportshall in Podgorica, where Buducnost hosed the Danish runner-up, Odense HC. The team of Jan Pytlick is a debutant in Champions League but has players with CL-experience from their earlier teams (Wester, Jørgensen, Østergård). Buducnost has a stronger team compared to last season, with Bulatovic, Raicic back to the club.
Odense showed strength but Buducnost was in lead during the entire game and they never seemed to be in doubts about winning this match.
Buducnost – Odense HC 31 – 28 (17 – 12)
Referees: Horvat/Marton (HUN)
Buducnost: Zoqby de Paula, Raicic (GK) – Raicevic 4 (4), A.Bulatovic 1, K.Bulatovic 4, Ujkic 2, Laslo 7(5), Grbic, Jaukovic 8(1), Ramusovic 1, Brnovic , Pavicevic 2, Vukcevic, Pletikosic, Premovic 1, Dzaferovic
Odense: Reinhardt, Wester (GK) – Jørgensen 9, Tranborg 7, Offendal 5(4), Jakobsen, Østergård 3, Quintino 2, Bækhøj, Cohrt 2, Bakkerud, Kristensen, Hald, Højlund, Heindahl
Suspensions: 8 minutes/14 minutes
7 meters: 7/6; 4/4