Busy few days in EHF’s competitions are behind us which means it is once again time for our weekly recap. Let’s get into it!
EHF Champions League
In EHF Champions League Group A, PPD Zagreb was inches away from stunning favored German THW Kiel in Croatian capital. Reigning SEHA – Gazprom League vice-champions delivered a solid resistance with Norwegian national team player winning the match for Kiel in the final seconds. In the end 27:28. PPD Zagreb’ captain David Mandic scored eight while Dino Slavic grabbed 14 saves.
In order to get through to the next round, PPD Zagreb will most likely need to win the match away from home against Aalborg and hope for Elverum not to celebrate versus Vardar 1961. Macedonians have already secured a spot for themselves in the knockout stage.
In Group B, Telekom Veszprem managed to spice things up additionally coming out on top against group leaders – Polish Vive Kielce with 35:33. Petar Nenadic and Kentin Mahe led them offensively in this one scoring five each. Telekom Veszprem will finish the group stage on fourth place in Group B, behind PSG, Barcelona and Kielce.
EHF European League
In EHF European League Group A, Tatran Presov managed to deliver a much better resistance versus Polish Wisla Plock than in the premier encounter of the season. Unfortunately for their fans, that still wasn’t enough to come out on top as Polish side celebrated 33:29 win. Oliver Rabek led SEHA representatives with 10 goals from only 11 attempts while Marcos Colodetti grabbed 13 saves. Tatran is currently sixth in Group A with 2 points.
In Group C, suffered a narrow 31:30 loss away from home against Spanish La Rioja. Fahrudin Melic delivered an absolute masterclass scoring nine goals from just as much attempts while Halil Jaganjac netted six. Nexe will finish the group stage in third place.
Finally, in Group D, Eurofarm Pelister fell short against Hungarian Tatabanya away from home. In the end 25:21 for hosts in a match in which Stipe Mandalinic exploded for 10 goals. Macedonians are currently second in Group D with 10 points and +12 goal difference.