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9 months ago - 11/8/2018

Four more teams chase main round berth

With two rounds of the Women’s EHF Champions League Group Matches still to play, Group B sides Rostov-Don and Brest Bretagne Handball have already qualified for the main round.

Another team from Group B, Kobenhavn Handball, can follow them if they earn at least a draw this weekend, while up to three teams from Group A can also secure their place in the next round if results go their way.


Larvik HK (NOR) vs Metz Handball (FRA)
Saturday 10 November, 15.15 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Metz will go through with at least a draw, while Larvik must win to keep their main round hopes alive

  • Metz have conceded the fewest goals (86) of all teams in the group matches so far

  • Larvik (91) and Metz (94) are the two teams with the fewest goals scored this season

  • Metz beat Besancon 34:32 in the French league Wednesday, while Larvik had no domestic match

Odense HC (DEN) vs Buducnost (MNE)
Sunday 11 November, 15.10 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • A draw will see Odense advance in their debut CL season, while Buducnost can reach the main round with a win

  • Odense lost 31:28 to Buducnost in their first meeting in Podgorica

  • Odense won 26:20 at Ajax København in the Danish league Wednesday


Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA) vs Kobenhavn Handball (DEN)
Saturday 10 November, 15:00 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Already-qualified Brest have the second-best attack (130 goals scored) of the competition, trailing only Györ (141)

  • Kobenhavn started the season with two wins but have dropped to third after two defeats against Rostov

  • A draw in Brest will secure Kobenhavn progression to the next stage

IK Sävehof (SWE) vs Rostov-Don (RUS)
Sunday 11 November, 16:30 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Sävehof have lost four straight matches in the group

  • Rostov are through to the main round after beating Kobenhavn last week

  • Rostov’s Anna Vyakhireva is second on the top scorers’ list, with 32 goals

  • Rostov beat Kuban 35:31 in the Russian domestic league on Tuesday

Author: Peter Bruun, Sergey Nikolaev / ew