Crunch time for Vipers
For the second year in a row, Buducnost are looking at the possibility of missing the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 in Budapest.
The Montenegrin powerhouse, who took part in the first four editions of the business end of the Women’s EHF Champions League, have to overcome a five-goal deficit after losing the first leg against Vipers Kristiansand in the raucous Moraca arena.
On the other hand, the Norwegian side, who only lost against CSM Bucuresti and Györ at home, are the favourites and could progress to the maiden venture in Budapest in only their second Women’s EHF Champions League season.
QUARTER-FINAL SECOND LEG
Vipers Kristiansand (NOR) vs Buducnost (MNE)
Saturday 13 April, 18:15 local time, live on ehfTV.com
First-leg result: 24:19
Vipers took control early in the first game, letting Buducnost hold the lead only once. The game ended with a 24:19 win for the Norwegian champions
The hosts will earn their first DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 berth if they protect the five-goal lead from the first game
The Nordic side lost only once in their past four games, while Buducnost are on a four-game winless streak, including three losses
Linn Jorum Sulland could challenge for the Women’s EHF Champions League’s top goal scorer trophy. The Vipers’ back is on 70 goals now, seven less than the leader of the ranking, Jovanka Radicevic
Buducnost will still miss centre back Milena Raicevic, one of the most experienced players in their roster, with 12 seasons in the premium European competition