Motherson keeps the dream alive after important win
Close duels and important points were at stake on the final day of round five.
For Neptunes de Nantes and Motherson, there is still hope of a quarter-final place, while for Podravka, Praktiker-Vác and Fana, it is impossible to advance to the next stage in this round.
We are not happy about how the game started, but after the break we got to play our handball – and started to run after. I’m so proud of the girls and the team – now we have a great chance to reach the quarterfinals for the second season in a row. This group of players really shows that anything can be possible if we work hard.
I am very happy that we have clinched first place in front of our home crowd. I am excited like crazy for the quarterfinals. Of course we still want to properly contest the last match in Paris. If someone told me before the group phase that we would have nine out of ten points after five games, I would not have believed them. The team and the defence already laid the foundation for today's victory in the first half. I think we should be very happy because every player was able to get playing time.