EHF-Cup final-first leg: Team Esbjerg could not take the victory against Siófok – draw

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EHF-Cup final-first leg: Team Esbjerg could not take the victory against Siófok – draw
Ibolya Szekeres

EHF Cup – Final

Blue Water Dokken Arena, Esbjerg

Team Esbjerg – Siófok KC 21 – 21 (12 – 10)

Referees: Bolic, Hurich (AUT)


Team Esbjerg: Toft, Granlud (GK) – Sa. Solberg 6, Breistøl 5, Polman 4, Liscevic 3, Røsberg Jacobsen 1, Vestergaad 1, Ingstad 1, Monti Danielsson, Frafjord, Nielsen, Jørgensen, Halicevic, Jonsdottir, Jensen

Siofok: Dedu, Si.Solberg (GK) – Kobetic 6, Nze Minko 5, Gonzalez 4, Jezic 3, Elgahoui 1, Bøhme 1, Austin 1, Perianu, Such, Barkozci, Wald, Khmyrova, Janjusevic

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 10 minutes

7 meters: 2/2; 1/0

In the first leg of the EHF Cup final Team Esbjerg hosted the Hungarian Siofok KC- The Danes had a strong opening, leading 6-2, but Siofok fought back and the result become a close one. Team Esbjerg had 10-6 after 20 minutes, but Hungarians had a good Kobetic and Nze Minko in attack, and even if the Solberg-sister duel was won by the leftwinger Sanna, scoring 5/5 against Silje, the Norwegian goalkeeper had a good performance for Siofok. Esbjerg had atwo-goal advantage at the pause, 12-10.

In the second half Siofok controlled the game entirely, the team of Tor Odvar Moen even had a three-goal advantage 19-16 in the middle of the second half, but a good final of the match from Esbjerg led to a draw at the end, the first leg ending 21-21.

The second leg will be played next weekend in Siofok.

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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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