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8 months ago - 2/15/2019

Historic debut for Rabotnik; Nexe and Hannover fight for first seed

Eight years after their founding, Macedonian club HC Eurofarm Rabotnik will host Grundfos Tatabanya KC in their first ever EHF Cup Group Phase home match on Sunday. 

In the clash of Round 1 winners, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf visit RK Nexe with each side trying to keep clean their record. Victory in Sunday’s bout would mean a huge step towards the knock-out stage. 

RK Nexe (CRO) vs TSV Hannover-Burgdorf (GER)
Saturday 16 February, 19:30 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • The Croatian side could rest since the last EHF Cup match against Tatabanya, while Hannover had their duty in the domestic league

  • Nexe collected two points in Hungary in their group phase opener, though they only led for five seconds during the whole game 

  • German unit ‘Die Recken’ debuted with a narrow win over Rabotnik in the previous round

  • Morten Olsen from Hannover is one of three players on top of the scorers’ list, with 26 goals 

HC Eurofarm Rabotnik (MKD) vs Grundfos Tatabánya KC (HUN)
Sunday 17 February, 19:00 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • Rabotnik play an EHF Cup Group Phase match in front of their home crowd for the first time in the club’s history

  • Tatabanya lost the first match at home against RK Nexe thanks to a last-minute goal, while Rabotnik left Hannover with a three-goal loss

  • The Hungarian ‘blue tigers’ face the toughest period of their season, as they play five matches in 19 days 

  • Tatabanya’s Milos Vujovic is among the top five on the scorers’ list, with 21 goals

  • MOL-Pick Szeged right back Zsolt Balogh announced this week that he will join Tatabanya over the summer  

Author: Bela Muller / cg