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Metz closer to Budapest after defeating CSM Bucuresti

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Metz closer to Budapest after defeating CSM Bucuresti
Ibolya Szekeres

Women’s EHF Champions League

Quarter finals, first leg

CSM Bucuresti – Metz Handball 26 – 31(11 – 14)

Topscorers : Jovanka Radicevic 10, Andrea Lekic 9 ( CSM Bucuresti ) and Xenia Smits 6, Beatrice Edwige 5 (Metz)

In the first leg of the quarter finals CSM Bucuresti hosted Metz and Romanians even without Neagu and Kurtovic seemed to get shocked by a massive French defense and a well organised team play showed by the girls of Mayonnde. Metz started with 0-5, hosts managed to fight back 6-6, but Metz kept their handball going and had a three goals advance after the first half, 11 – 14.

In the second half of the match CSM did not hav2the power to level the game and after 13-16, Metz made it quickly to 13-19. In the middle of the second half there were only two goals separating the two teams, 24-26, 25-27, but thanked to a better finish the French champion gained a five goal advantage to start the second leg with next weekend in Metz.

Final result: 26 – 31.

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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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