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EHF European League

Blomberg narrowly win German derby

EHF / Sergey Nikolaev

Five first-leg matches of the EHF European League Women Round were played on Saturday, including a German derby in Metzingen.

The fight was tight, but the visitors HSG Blomberg-Lippe ultimately beat TUSSIES Metzingen by one goal, 28:27, and they will have a small advantage heading into the home game on 23 October.

  • four of five Saturday matches were technically won by the visiting teams, although Lublin de-facto played at home as they host a double-header against ZRK Bjelovar
  • SPD Radnicki Kragujevac were the only exception, as they beat H 65 Höörs HK at home, 23:22
  • similar to Blomberg and Radnicki, Magura Cisnadie also won by just one goal, 27:26 at DHK Banik Most
  • six more matches will be held on Sunday, including the second leg of the double-header ZRK Bjelovar vs MKS FunFloor Perla Lublin
  • other second-leg games are scheduled for 23/24 October, as well as one more double-header

Atletico and Lublin have one foot in round 3

While three ties are still very open following the first-leg games, Club Balonman Atletico Guardes and MKS FunFloor Perla Lublin have made a big step towards the next stage.

The Spanish team won 28:21 in Austria against Hypo Niederösterreich, while Lublin beat ZRK Bjelovar by even a bigger margin, 32:22.

On Sunday, Lublin have a chance to book their ticket to round 3 as they play the second leg of the double-header, while Atletico will have to wait until next Sunday when they will welcome Hypo.

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