DELO Women’s EHF Champions League
Main Round, Group II
Győri Audi ETO KC – Brest Bretagne 27 – 27 (15 -17)
Győr: Leynaud (19%), Kiss (12%)(GK) – Kristiansen 5, Fodor 5, Kurtovic 3(3), Hansen 3, Faluvégi 3, Oftedal 2, Amorim 2, Bódi 2, Brattset 1, Bulatovic 1, Knedlikova, Edwige, Nze Minko, Puhalák
Brest: Toft (34%), Quiniou (GK) – Gros 6(3), Kobylinska 5, Lassource 5, Minevskaja (3(3), Niakateé 3, Coatanea 3, Pop-Lazic 1, Mangué 1, Mauny, Tissier, Gulldén, Lagattu, Foppa, Jarrige
Referees: Sa, Sa (POR)
Suspensions: 2 mintes/6 minutes
7 meters: 4/3, 7/6
Brest took a storming start in Győr which lost against Siófok in the Hungarian League earlier this week. Led by Gros and Toft had a six-goals lead 4-10, 5-11, 6-12. Győr had problems with the goalkeepers, none of them were able to help the team, ended the first half with 6% saves, meanwhile on the other side Toft had 39%. After 15 minutes played, Győr showed a more determined defense and Oftedal came on court to speed up the game, followed by Kristiansen and Amorim. The last ten minutes looked better for the title holders and reduced the gap to only two goals, but if they want to win this match needs more help from Kiss and Leynaud, and better defense.
In the second half, Győr managed to level the game quickly,18-18, but Brest took back the lead and kept their advantage of one-two goals throughout the entire second half. Despite this, Győr managed to level the game again at 27-27 and kept home one point after this exciting encounter.
The main reason for the draw from the Győr’s side was the lack of goalkeeper performance, 10% vs. 34%, the unusual view of the Portuguese referees on the game called handball and the fact that the team of Győr plays very weakly this January.