Veszprem steal the show in Skopje, Nexe three goals ahead after the first leg

Telekom Veszprem

Exciting first legs of play-offs in the EHF Champions League as well as Last 16 phase in the EHF European League are now behind us which means it is time for our weekly recap!

EHF Champions League

In the first leg, reigning SEHA – Gazprom League champions Telekom Veszprem already managed to make a big step towards quarter-finals defeating Macedonian Vardar 1961 30:22 away from home. Andreas Nilsson was completely unstoppable in this one finishing the match with eight goals while Petar Nenadic added six. Filip Taleski and Timur Dibirov netted six each for Macedonians. Second leg will be played next Wednesday in Veszprem.

In other matches Elverum managed to stun PSG and secure a home draw against favored French side (30:30), Flensburg defeated Szeged away from home (25:21) and Porto secured a 29:29 draw at home versus Montpellier prior to the trip to France next week.

EHF European League

In the second SEHA – Gazprom League duel of the week, Nexe delivered a strong outing coming out on top against Macedonian Eurofarm Pelister. Experienced winger Fahrudin Melic led Croatian runners-up with eight goals while Marin Jelinic finished the match with six. Young Dominik Kuzmanovic also played an important part in his team’s win grabbing eight saves. Marton Szekely on the other side shined with 16 saves while Elmir Gradjan netted six. Bitola will host the second leg next Tuesday.

In other matches we’ve seen Sporting secure a draw against favored Magdeburg (29:29), Gorenje defeated Nimes in Slovenia (29:22), Lemgo suffered a home loss versus Polish Wisla Plock (28:31), Kadetten Schaffhausen reached a win against Swedish Sävehof (32:26), Nantes managed to edge Füchse Berlin at home (25:24), Toulouse came out on top versus Benfica (38:34) and GOG defeated Bidasoa away from home (28:30).