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1 month ago - 3/1/2019

Kiel out to book the early semi-final ticket

Never before, since the Men’s EHF Cup merged in the 2012/13 season, could a team book their ticket to the semi-final as soon as group phase round 4. This season, THW Kiel, host of the Akquinet EHF Cup Finals on May 17 and 18, can take this step in Odense – if they record a victory over GOG on Sunday, they will be the group winners. 

In the second Group D match, Fraikin BM. Granollers and KS Azoty-Pulawy SA are both out for their first victory in the group phase.

GROUP D
GOG (DEN) vs THW Kiel (GER)
Sunday 3 March, 15:00 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Kiel have won all three group matches, including the dominant 37:23 result in the first leg against GOG

  • The hosts of Sunday’s encounter beat Granollers and Pulawy in the previous rounds

  • More than 500 THW fans will travel to the match. Because of the huge interest in Denmark, the game will take place in the arena in Odense

  • GOG head coach Nicolej Krickau just extended his contract until 2022

  • THW won their dress rehearsal in the Bundesliga at Melsungen on Thursday, while GOG lost at Sonderjyske

Fraikin BM. Granollers (ESP) vs KS Azoty-Pulawy SA
Sunday 3 March, 19:30 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • In the first leg, Pulawy let a 34:30 advantage slip in the last two minutes, for a final result of 34:34

  • Out of three Spanish EHF Cup participants, Granollers are the only side without a victory so far

  • The hosts have lost both home matches in this EHF Cup season, against Velenje (qualification) and Kiel (group phase)

  • Both teams are on one point, and both are close to elimination from the quarter-final race

  • Granollers’ wing Adrian Figueras is currently the second top scorer in the EHF Cup, with 37 goals in his tally

Author: Björn Pazen / cg