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