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8 months ago - 3/28/2019

Distance battle between Berlin and Saint-Raphael for first place

The finalists from last season of the Men’s EHF Cup, Füchse Berlin and Saint-Raphael Var Handball, can still hope for first place in Group A. The two teams have secured tickets for the quarter-finals and are currently level in first place with eight points. 

The maths is quite simple: If the German side win at home against Balatonfüredi KSE, they will finish first. Any scenario where the French team records a better result than Berlin will see them grab first spot.

BM Logroño La Rioja (ESP) vs Saint-Raphael Var HB (FRA)
Saturday 30 March, 19:15 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • In the French league, Saint-Raphael have only won two of their last nine games

  • La Rioja became the first to take a point from Barça Lassa in this seasons ASOBAL league on Wednesday

  • In the first leg of the confrontation between the teams, the French side won by four, 30:26

  • Saint-Raphael can still hope for first place, but they need a better result than Berlin

Füchse Berlin (GER) vs Balatonfüredi KSE (HUN)
Sunday 31 March, 16:00 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Berlin suffered their first defeat in the EHF Cup since November in Saint-Raphael last weekend

  • With a win, the German side will secure first place in the group

  • Balatonfüred took their first points in the group phase against La Rioja in the previous round

  • Berlin’s Hans Lindberg is currently the third top scorer of the competition (48 goals), while Balatonfüred’s Dominik Mathe is not far behind, with 44

Author: Kevin Domas / cg