With the winter break just around the corner, our SEHA - Gazprom League representatives in both Maschineseeker EHF Champions League as well as European League have another good week behind them. More than enough reasons for us to bring you another weekly recap. Let’s get into it!
Maschineseeker EHF Champions League
PPD Zagreb are on the rise and they managed to prove it once again securing a point away from home in Bucharest against Dinamo. In a match in which not many (if any) teams can count on away points, Zagreb delivered a splendid defensive performance along with fast transition and good decision-making throughout the bigger part of the game on the other side of the court. Dino Slavic and Aljaz Panjtar combined for 17 saves while Timur Dibirov finished the game with six goals in 27:27 draw which brings Zagreb to the sixth position in Group A.
Telekom Veszprem, on the other hand, managed to get back on the winning tracks in a dominant fashion celebrating 32:22 at home against Wisla Plock. Petar Nenadic exploded for nine goals while Andreas Nilsson added five in a match in which Hungarians were already eight goals ahead by the half-time break. Coach Ilic used the opportunity to give all of his players a chance to play with almost everyone managed to write their name on the scoreboard by the end of the game. Win keeps Veszprem on the second spot in Group A with just a point less than PSG.
Group A: PSG 16 (+39), Telekom Veszprem 15 (+28), Magdeburg 12 (+17), Dinamo Bucuresti 10 (+1), GOG 7 (-5), PPD Zagreb 6 (-19), Wisla Plock 5 (-23), Porto 1 (-38).
EHF European League
In Group A, Tatran suffered a home loss against Hungarian Veszpremi KKFT. Rabek netted eight while Ivanovic added six but that wasn’t enough to defeat Hungarians in this one. Hungarians have, with this win, managed to jump from the bottom of the group to the fifth spot leaving Tatran behind.
Group A: Montpellier 10 (+31), Kadetten 8 (+14), Goppingen 6 (+21), Benfica 4 (+1), Veszpremi KKFT 2 (-34), Tatran Presov 0 (-33).
Nexe managed to prolong their dominance in Group C securing fifth win in just as much encounters behind them so far in the group stage. This time out they were better than Granollers 39:36. Gianfranco Pribetic led their scorers in this high-scoring game with seven while Luka Moslavac, Ivan Srsen and Fahrudin Melic added six each. With this win, Branko Tamse and his guys managed to open the gap between themselves and second-placed Granollers to four points.
Group C: Nexe 10 (+30), Granollers 6 (+12), Skjern 6 (+8), Sporting 6 (+2), Balatonfuredi 1 (-25), Alpla Hard 1 (-27).
In Group D, Eurofarm Pelister suffered a road loss in Spain against Bidasoa Irun. It was +8 for the Spanish team after the first 30 and then 32:20 in the very end of the game. Henneberg netted five for Eurofarm while Tankoski added four. Bidasoa have that way managed to climb the ladder in Group D and are now third with six points while Eurofarm remain fourth with 4.
Group D: Fuchse Berlin 10 (+45), Skanderborg Aarhus 8 (+23), Bidasoa Irun 6 (+9), Eurofarm Pelister 4 (-19), Motor 1 (-24), Aguas Santas 1 (-34).