Paris and Kolstad share points in MOTW; Aalborg save a point against Kiel
Sander Sagosen’s return to Paris was only one of the reasons to watch tonight’s Match of the Week. And, if that game did not disappoint, neither did the other two Group A games that were played on Wednesday night.
The situation was tight in group A before round 8, and it is even tighter now after tonight's three matches. And, the games exactly reflected tightness, with two of the three ending in a draw.
In a thrilling Match of the Week, Paris managed to turn a four-goals deficit around to get a point against Kolstad (28:28). Just as close was the game between Aalborg and Kiel, in which the hosts managed to save a point after having trailed by six goals with ten minutes left.
In the third game of the evening, Szeged had to wait until the very last second to get the points in Pelister (28:27).
Today we were much better than last week. We need a little bit of luck and experience to win these kind of matches.. Playing like this I am sure that we can win some matches in the group stage.
A great match in a great atphosmere here in Bitola. Our mentality helped in the key moments. We made good decisions in the last minutes to get the points.
We are happy that we managed to get one point, because we were totally away from the game in the first half. We were not aggressive enough and therefore we are really happy that we managed to change the game and get one point.
More than 300 fans from Kiel. It was really a fantastic atmosphere. Our goal was to do it better than last week and, for sure, we succeeded with that. It was hard without our coach and Reinkind, but the team did a good job.
I’m personally disappointed for the two penalties I’ve missed. But, globally it was a really fun handball game to play with a lot of tempo and I think the 1 point for each team is fair tonight.
We were better in defence today than last week, but in the end it wasn’t the result expected for us. We need to work on it and to change our minds for the next big match which awaits us this weekend in the championship.