The newcomers in the SEHA – Gazprom League, Spartak have started their EHF Cup journey with the loss against Swedish team Malmo 31:23 (16:12). The first leg of the opening round did not go well for the Russian team, but very soon they will have another chance to improve that result. Spartak will play the second leg of the first qualification round on the 8th of September when they will try to secure their place in the next round.
On the other hand, Serbian Metaloplastika already secured their place in the next round. They finished both legs of the opening round with a tie against Turkish team Besiktas Aygaz. Result of the first match was 25:25 (11:11), while the second match ended with 24:24 (14:11). Metaloplastika played great in the first half of the second match, but Turkish team managed to catch up the result in the other half of the match. Because they scored one goal more in their guest appearance, Metaloplastika will continue their EHF Cup journey in the next round.