Champions League

CSM Bucuresti, Metz and Esbjerg with victories

photo: Madalina Donose
CSM Bucuresti, Metz and Esbjerg with victories
Ibolya Szekeres

DELO Women’s EHF Champions League

Main Round

Group I

On Friday, CSM Bucuresti managed to defeat FTC and as follows, the Hungarians are already out from the race for the quarter-finals. In the second match of the group, Rostov hosted Metz on Saturday and somehow surprisingly the French team took a secure victory in Russia 24-29. The third game on Sunday was a Scandinavian derby where Vipers (without many injured players) visited Esbjerg and after an exciting first half (15 -16) Team Esbjerg took over the control in the second, helped by a fantastic Breistøl and Polman, the Danes won the game and practically Vipers has very few chances to get into the quarter-finals.

Results:

CSM Bucuresti – FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria 27 – 24 (16 – 13)

Topscorers: Cristina Neagu (CSM) 8 goals and Viktoria Lukacs (FTC) 7 goals

Rostov Don – Metz Handball 24 – 29 (11 – 11)

Topscorers: Iulia Managarova (Rostov() 4 goals and Louise Burgaard, Laura Flippes, Astrid Ngouan (Metz) 5 goals each

Team Esbjerg – Vipers Kristiansand 35 – 34 (15 – 16)

Topscorers Estevana Polman/Kristine Bresitøl (Team Esbjerg) 8 goals each and Marta Tomac (Vipers ) 10 goals

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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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