Champions League: THW Kiel on duty at the start against Elverum | – Sports

Status: 09/13/2022 1:59 PM

After successful the Supercup and an awesome start to the new Bundesliga season, file-breaking German handball champion THW Kiel is now beginning in the Champions League. Norwegian champion Elverum handball is a visitor at the start.

by Jan Kirshner

Magdeburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig or Bergisar HC had been opponents at the start of the Bundesliga season. In the coming weeks, THW Kiel can be worldwide once more. Barcelona, ​​Kielce, Sejed, Aalborg or Nantes await in Group B of the European Champions League. On the first day of the sport (Wednesday, 6.45 p.m.) against Elverum Handball, just one factor issues: a house win.

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The aim is to gather as many factors as attainable, in ten video games main as much as December and 4 extra in February and March. In Seasons A and B the first two groups leap on to the quarter-finals, whereas third to sixth positioned golf equipment qualify for a “clipped” spherical of 16 with solely 4 matches.

Former THW skilled reunites with Lund

After rating bronze in the earlier sequence, the THW camp has huge targets once more. Managing director Viktor Szilagi insisted: “We need to go to Cologne twice.” The closing rounds of the DHB Cup and Champions League will happen in the Rhine metropolis subsequent spring.

In the preliminary spherical of the “Premier Class” two groups from the eight-relay will get in the method. The THW nail ought to hardly be in bother. “Given the sturdy competitors, most individuals may suppose that Celje and Elverum will combat for seventh place in the group, however we’re loopy sufficient to suppose that we’re combating for a spot in the play-offs,” stated Norway’s coach. Borj says Lund, who was below contract at Kiel between 2007 and 2010.

Kiel coach Zicha nonetheless not glad along with his offensive efficiency

In the earlier sequence, the Kiel crew received twice against the Norwegian champions: 41:36 at residence and razor-skinny 31:30 away. However, Elverum needed to drop some prime performers, together with Erik Johansson, who is understood to have moved to THW.

“Zebra” acquired off to a decidedly good start in the season, with 30 factors clearly damaged in every of the 4 aggressive video games. However, Philip Zicha is just not 100% glad with the offensive. “The assault did not have good accuracy, we solely rating so many targets as a result of we run a lot,” says the coach and smiles: “I at all times search for one thing that may be improved.”

Now begins English Week, with nationwide and worldwide assignments consistently altering. At least it would not scare skilled professionals. “We handball gamers are educated in such a method that we at all times need to give it a full 60 minutes,” says Pivot Patrick Wiensk.

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