The season heated up and the points are spreading all over the Europe – one day more and one day less surprising.
SEHA – Gazprom League title holders travelled this week to Poland to face Orlen Wisla Plock. In a narrow match with great chances on both sides, Polish vice-champions did not surrender and have managed to surprise the SEHA champions on the home ground ending the match with a draw (28:28).
Last season’s Champions League 1/4 finals participant PPD Zagreb lost to IFK Kristianstad on Saturday (29:22). In an unrecognisable match for PPD Zagreb, Kristianstad used all of Zagreb’s mistakes to keep the 2 points in Sweden and grab the Swedish champion’s first points of the season.
In a huge CL clash, Meshkov won their, possibly, most important points of the season so far reaching a convincing win of 30:28 against one of the strongest teams in Europe – Rhein Neckar Loewen. Surprisingly or not, Meshkov has left their fans overwhelmed on Saturday night, showing serious intentions in going as far as possible this season.
Guest ground in Celje was not an obstacle for unstoppable Vardar. Another dominating match for experienced Vardar brought new points to Skopje keeping the EHFCL effect on a maximum percentage of 100%. Celje Pivovarna Lasko were defeated by 6 (26:32).
Metalurg were for the third round of EHF Champions League hosted by Chekhovskie Medvedi. The Russians used the slight advantage of the home court to reach the win of 25:21 against the Macedonian runner-up Metalurg.
Tatran Presov were hosted by Naturhouse La Rioja. The guest ground did not do good for the Slovaks as they lost to the host (33:27) who returned to the top of the group C with 5 points earned through the past 3 EHFCL rounds.
For more match outcomes, results and analysis visit the official website of EHF Champions League, www.ehfcl.com.