Final week of European club competitions in 2021 is now behind us which also means it’s time for our final weekly recap of the year. Let’s get into it!
EHF Champions League
In Group A, PPD Zagreb have managed to celebrate in another SEHA – Gazprom League derby defeating rivals from Skopje – Vardar 1961. In an incredibly narrow match, Zvonimir Srna netted the decisive goal for the ‘Lions’ in their 23:22 win in the end. Dino Slavic was great between posts with 12 saves. Meshkov Brest, on the other hand, managed to stun favored group leader Montpellier at home securing 31:31 draw in the end. Mikita Vailupau led them once again with nine goals while Baptiste Bonnefond netted six.
SEHA representatives in Group B unfortunately weren’t in such a great mood. Veszprem, which was offensively led by Gasper Marguc and his six goals in this one, suffered a 30:27 loss away from home against Flensburg while Motor Zaprozhye ended up losing 33:29 versus Dinamo Bucuresti in Romania. Viacheslau Bokhan and Aidenas Malasinskas netted six each for Ukrainians.
Standing after Rd.10.
Group A: Montpellier 16, Aalborg 14, Szeged 14, Kiel 13, Elverum 8, PPD ZAGREB 6, VARDAR 1961 5, MESHKOV BREST 4.
Group B: Kielce 14, PSG 12, TELEKOM VESZPREM 12, Barcelona 12, Flensburg 9, MOTOR ZAPOROZYHE 8, Porto 7, Dinamo Bucuresti 6.
EHF European League
In Group A, Tatran Presov suffered another tough loss, this time at home versus French Toulouse. In the end 19:31 for the French team. LInhares, Pacheco, Rabek and Recicar netted three each for the team from Slovakia.
In Group C, Nexe suffered a 32:26 away loss against current Bundesliga leaders Magdeburg. Fahrudin Melic led them with eight goals while Halil Jaganjac netted six for them.
Eurofarm Pelister however made sure that a week doesn’t go by without a SEHA representative reaching a victory in EHF EL defeating Portuguese Sporting 31:25 in Bitola. Stipe Mandalinic and Josip Peric led Macedonians with seven goals each.
Standings after Rd.6:
Group A: Füchse Berlin 10, Wisla Plock 8, Toulouse 6, Bidasoa Irun 2, Pfadi Winterthur 2, TATRAN PRESOV 2.
Group B: GOG 9, Benfica 9, Nantes 8, Lemgo 8, Chekhovskie Medvedi 2, Cocks 0.
Group C: Magdeburg 9, Sävehof 8, NEXE 8, La Rioja 5, Gorenje 3, PAUC 1.
Group D: Nimes 9, EUROFARM PELISTER 8, Sporting 7, Kadetten Schaffhausen 6, AEK 4, Tatabanya 2.