Champions League

Vipers – two points and Main Round berth won in Germany

Photo: Terje Refsnes/Vipers facebook
Vipers – two points and Main Round berth won in Germany
Ibolya Szekeres

Women’s EHF Champions League

Group D

Round 5

Vipers and Bietigheim finished daw in their first match in the group, now they had the same amount of points collected before this game, so this match is crucial regarding their future. In the first half tough only one team was convincing, Vipers ran faster and more than Bietigheim, Reistad, Yttereng, Sulland or Aune contributed to a good flow in attack and their compact defense managed to stop the German attacks on the other end of the court, being backed up of an amazing Katrine Lunde. Halftime: 12-16.

In the second half, the fast Vipers handball continued and left Bietighiem without chances, the pink ladies from Kristiansand winning the match and secured the qualification to the Main Round of the competition. Linn Jørum Sulland made a great second half, scoring 9 goals in the game, but better than ever, line player Hanna Yttereng managed to net ten times out of ten chances.

In the last round Bietigheim visit CSM Bucuresti, meanwhile, Vipers will host FTC.

SG BBM Bietigheim – Vipers Kristiansand 26 – 34 (12 – 16)

Referees: Tzaferopoulos/Bithmann (GRE)

Goals:

Bietigheim: Eckerle, Salamakha (GK) – Visser 6(5), Rozemalen 1, Laurenroth 2, Ivancok, Loerper 1, Van der Heijden 2, Schulze 5, Kudlac-Gloc 2, Naidzinavicius 1, Woller, Gustin 1, Malestein 3(2), Braun 2

Vipers: Lunde, Faherheim (GK) – Olsen 1, Hegh-Arntzen 2, Refsnes, Aune 4, Dahlum, Jonassen, Waade 1, Sulland 9(2), Kristiansen 1, Tomac 1, Yttereng 10, Reistad 5, Næs-Andersen

Suspensions: 2 minutes; 4 minutes

7 meters: 10/7; 2/2

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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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