Champions League

FTC defeats Bietigheim in Germany

FTC defeats Bietigheim in Germany
Ibolya Szekeres

Women’s EHF Champions League

Group D

Round 3

Good start for FTC in the match despite the absence of Snelder and Malovic (both injured), 2-5 after five minutes. Time-out called bu Martin Albertsen seemed to be a quick-fix as his team equalized at 5-5, and took the lead 8-5 after 13 minutes. FTC had problems both in defense, returns, and attacks so head coach Elek took a time-out as well. On the first hand this helped only FTC to get closer, 8-6, 9-6, 10-8, but eventually they managed to score for a draw, 10-10 (21-minute). Important to mention that Biro was replaced by Szemerey in the Hungarian goal, and the new goalkeeper helped FTC by saving five attacks of Bietigheim, in this period FTC managed to come back. Halftime ended: 14-13.

In the second half FTC started much better than hosts, Szemerey continued the good performance in the goal, Bietigheim was not able to score, even on clear chances, making many mistakes. On the other side, FTC had a good pace in their offensive play, Hafra, Pena, Kovacics, and Schatzl scored on their chances and this was enough to get the lead and increase the gap, even to five goals, 15-18, 16-20, 19-24. Bietigheim has tried everything but they were not able to tackle the pressure and even if they defeated CSM Bucuresti last week today they could not keep up to the expectations and lost this game against Hungarians. Final result: 25 –  28.

SG BBM Bietigheim – FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria 25 – 28 (14 –  13)

Referees: Covalciuc/Covalciuc (MDA)


Bietigheim: Eckerle, Salamakha (GK) – Wisser 2(1), Kudlacz-Gloc 2, Naidzinavicius 4(2), Schulze 3, Loerper 1, Laurenroth 1, Woller 3, Gustin 2, Malestein 2, Van der Heijden 5, Rozemalen, Ivancok, Braun

FTC: Bíró, Szemerey (GK) – Schatzl 5(3), Mészáros 1, Klivinyi 3, Farkas, Márton, Lukács, Snelder, Pena 7(1), Kovacsics 4(2), Háfra 7, Faluvégi 1, Hornyák

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 6 minutes

7 meters: 4/3; 7/6

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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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