EHF Champions League continues on Wednesday with two of our SEHA – Gazprom League representatives getting out there in group stage round eight. Without further ado, let’s get started with our weekly EHF Champions League preview!
(Group A) Kielce – Vardar
Vardar will on Wednesday evening in Poland meet Kielce led by Vardar’s already legendary middle back Igor Karacic as well as right back Alex Dujshebaev. Kielce are currently on top of the group with five wins in seven Champions League appearances. In the last round they were with 29:33 better than ‘Red&Black’ in Skopje and it is sure coach Alushovski and his guys will be looking to take revenge for that defeat in an away encounter in Poland. Stopping duo Karacic - Dujshebaev might end up being the key for them in this one since the two combined for 12 goals in Jane Sandaski sports hall a week ago.
(Group B) Telekom Veszprem – Aalborg
After coming out on top a week ago in Denmark, Telekom Veszprem will on Wednesday evening welcome Danish Aalborg. Danes are currently positioned third in group B and an eventual win would help coach David Davis and his guys additionally open the gap between themselves and Aalborg while at the same time staying in race for the top spot with Barca. Guests are without doubt not a team anyone can afford to underestimate and we’re definitely poised for a great one in Veszprem. Vladimir Cupara played a huge part in their away win in Denmark with 22 saves and it will be interesting to see whether he can repeat such a splendid performance once again.
Wednesday (18:45 CET) Telekom Veszprem – Aalborg
Wednesday (20:45 CET) Kielce – Vardar