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Valladolid reach last 16 thanks to a draw against Constanta
Spanish quartet completed
Pevaversa Valladolid is the twelveth team which had for the last 16 in the Men’s Champions League. But thanks to the draw their Saturday’s opponent Constanta is nearly through, too, and need only one point from the last two matches. In the other fivegames on Saturday all the favoured teams have taken the points. In group C Hamburg and Zagreb still go parallel with each 12 points now.
Chechovski Medvedi – Pick Szeged 39:30 (20:12)
By losing in Chechov the wonder for Pick Szeged need to be bigger an bigger. Only by winning both matches (including a victory against Constanta with more than a three goal difference) and by hoping that Constanta lose against PAOK, the Hungarians can reach the next stage. Szeged only led in the beginning, before the already qualified team of Chechov (12 points now) improved and overran the Hungarians. Chechov coach Vladimir Maximov: “Szeged caused us some problems in the first match, so we prepared very concentrated. Our goalkeeper played excellent, and now we remain on our way – our objective is still to reach the Final4.” For Szeged coach Dragan Djukic „the number of mistakes were too high. You can’t win in Chechov, when you cause so many individual mistakes.” Top scorers were Kovalev (8 goals for the Russians) and Katzirz (10 goals for Szeged).
Pevafersa Valladollid- HCM Constanta 26:26 (15:11)
Thanks to the point against the Romanians, Valladolid has reached the last 16 as the fourth Spanish team – so the Asobal quartet has completed. Constanta (7 points) need only one more point to go on. The match was equal until the score of 10:10, before Valladolid scored a 5:1 series to the halftime score 15:11. Constanta turned the match in the middle of the second half, before again the Iberians took the lead. Valladolid goalkeeper Tomas Svensson made an incredible save in the last minute, but was overwhelmed some seconds before the end by Isztvan Schuch, who equalized to the final result of 26:26.
Allingsas HK – HSV Hamburg 27:37 (13:17)
The victory was never endangered, the 80 HSV spectators celebrated after the final whistle: HSV is still number two in group C after the match in Sweden, as Allingsas remains with only two points. Top scorer for the Germans was Domagoj Duvnjak with seven goals, Bernhardsson and Rylander scored each five times for Allingsas. During the first 29 minutes (15:13) it was hard work for Hamburg, but in between nine minutes the favoured team extended the lead decisively to 23:15. All HSV players hit the back of the net, the biggest distance was the final score of 37:27. “The victory was well deserved, even concerning the final distance of ten goals. It was a pretty hard start, but then we dominated the game”, HSV sportive director Christian Fitzek said.
HC CO Zagreb – Fyllingen Handball 35:23 (16:11)
Two hours after HSV had won at Allingsas clearly, Zagreb equalized by points again by beating still pointless team of Fyllingen with an even bigger gap – both teams now have 12 points on their account. CL top scorer Kiril Lazarov again played fantastic and scored another ten goals to now 62 in total. The Norwegians could only keep up in the first 20 minutes, before the “Zagreb express” started – and the Croats didn’t give a chance toFyllingen. Svend Magnus Pettersen and Andreas Gjeitrem scored each eight goals for the Norwegians, the new Zagreb pivot Gyula Gal scored four times.
KIF Kolding – Vardar Skopje 28:21 (15:9)
For at least 24 hours Kolding secured the third place in group D by an easy victory against the Macedonians with now 10 points, one point ahead of Leon (playing against Kiel on Sunday). Thanks to their clearly better defense and the strong wing players Simon Jensen and Boris Schnuchel, the Danish champion could save some powers for the next matches after the break (halftime result 15:9). Later on the clear victory was never in danger.
FC Barcelona Borges – Amicitia Zürich 37:26 (18:11)
TEXT: Björn Pazen