Handball: Swiss newcomers conquer Bundesliga


SC Magdeburg’s No. 1 aim: National goalkeeper Nicola Portner.

Seven Swiss have discovered a brand new membership within the handball Bundesliga this season. The most distinguished position is performed by nationwide goalkeeper Nicola Portner, who after six years in France (Montpellier, Chambery) is no 1 in targets for the German champions at SC Magdeburg. “It’s a really household membership that helps gamers exterior of handball as effectively. Whether it is searching for a daycare place or submitting a tax return—every part is completed so we will give attention to handball,” says Portner . In the handball-crazy metropolis of Magdeburg, the 28-year-old not goes unnoticed.

In phrases of play, he instantly set an instance with 19 saves within the first league sport. And after the victory within the Champions League, “Bilde-Zeitung” wrote a couple of “world-class portner”. Still, he’s self-critical: “I’ve to be extra secure and get used to the protection system. Since we’re a small crew, there are totally different throws on aim than traditional. »

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