Which German side will join Kiel at finals?
For the third time under the current Men’s EHF Cup format (since 2012/13), two German clubs clash in the quarter-final.
Remarkably, both previous winners of these all-German quarter-finals went on to win the title: Rhein-Neckar Löwen in 2013 and Frisch Auf Göppingen in 2017, as they both defeated another German side in the final, SC Magdeburg.
This time TSV Hannover-Burgdorf hope to stage a similar upset in only their second international season and their first quarter-final appearance, against the defending champions, Füchse Berlin.
The winners from this tie will become the second German team at the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals alongside hosts THW Kiel.
All EHF Cup Quarter-finals will be streamed live on ehfTV.com with English commentary.
QUARTER-FINALS, FIRST LEG
TSV Hannover-Burgdorf (GER) vs Füchse Berlin (GER)
Sunday 21 April, 15:00 hrs local time, live on ehfTV.com
both teams meet for the first time in an international competition
in the German Bundesliga, both teams won the home game by one goal
Berlin clearly lead the head-to-head stats with 17 wins and a draw, while Hannover won only six of the teams’ 24 duels
Hannover’s Spanish-born assistant coach Iker Romero won the EHF Cup with Füchse in 2015
TSV line player Evegni Pevnov played for Berlin in the past, goalkeeper Martin Ziemer will move to Berlin after the season
Füchse line player Erik Schmidt was part of the TSV squad before
Füchse can qualify for their fifth EHF Cup Finals - after 2014, 2015 (both in Berlin), 2017 (Göppingen) and 2018 (Magdeburg)