DELO Women’s EHF Champions League
In the last game of group A FTC had the chance to grab some points before the Main Round starts and the Hungarians started the game with motivation to do so. FTC started with 1-6, Metz seemed to be powerless and did not find the goal. During the first half, Hungarians were in lead by 4-5 goals, 10 – 14 at the pause. In the second half the match continued in the same way, Metz was fighting but were unable to close the gap or to reduce the difference. In the last 15 minutes, the French side showed some signs of waking up, changed the defensive formation and led by Zaadi they managed to level the game at 21-21 (after being down 16-21), and in the dying minutes, they took the lead as well,24-23. But in the last seconds, Lukács managed to score for a draw, and FTC could celebrate for one point earned.
Metz Handball – FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria 24 – 24 (10 – 14)
Referees: Ilieva, Karbeska (MKD)
Metz: Kapitanovic(27%), Portes – Zaadi 6(2), Burgaard 3, Peredery 3, Nocandy 3, Houette 3, Flippes 2, Ngouan 2, Luciano 2, Kanor, Di Rocco, Sajka, Bouktit, Maubon, Le Blevec
FTC: Bíró (29%), Szemerey (-) – Schatzl 7, Lukács 5, Háfra 5, Klujber 3(1), Páasztor 2, Snelder 1, Kovacsics 1, Debreczeni-Klivinyi, Csiszár-Szekeres, Bánfai, Márton, Christensen, Mészáros, Háfra L.
7 meters: 4/2, 3/1
Suspensions: 4 minutes, 8 minutes