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EHF Champions League

Dramatic finish sees Krim and Vipers share spoils

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EHF / Adrian Costeiu

Drama came in droves in the start of the fifth round of the EHF Champions League Women this season, as Vipers mastered a comeback in the Match of the Week against Krim, but their three-goal lead in the 56th minute was cancelled by the Slovenian champions, with the two teams sharing the spoils, after a 24:24 draw.

Elsewhere, Györi Audi ETO KC made it five out of five with a clear 32:29 win over Odense, as did Ikast Handbold with a clear 41:29 win over Zaglebie Lubin, while Brest Bretagne Handball piled the pressure on CSM Bucuresti, handing the Romanian side their third loss in five matches, 28:30.

Emile Quote
These games are always tough to lose as we want as many points as we can get in the Champions League. We want to win all the games that we play and a defeat like this hits hard. It’s hard to come back from five goals down, but we did it and used a lot of power and then Brest came back and they are the ones leaving with the two points.
Emilie Arntzen
Left Back, CSM Bucuresti
Barbosa Quote
We knew it would be a tough game and that we needed to focus for 60 minutes. I think we were disciplined, played very good in defence and we were patient in attack. I think that the key was that we didn’t panic and we stayed in control.
Alexandrina Barbosa
Left Back, Brest
DVSC Coach
It was a great battle, and especially after our defeat on Wednesday, I am very proud of the girls, as they proved what kind of sportswomen they are.
Szilágyi Zoltán
Head Coach, DVSC Schaeffler
Budoc Coach
After the bad first ten minutes, we sorted out the lines and got back into the game. Unfortunately, we made a lot of mistakes in the second half and Debrecen took advantage of this and deservedly won.
Bojana Popovic
Coach, WHC Buducnost Bemax:
Gyor Coach
We expected a tough game, and we got it. Odense play fast handball, both in defence and attack. Odense's goalkeepers put us in difficult situations several times, but I'm happy that we got this three-goal win.
Ulrik Kirkely
Head Coach, Győri Audi ETO KC
Krim Quote
We saw why Vipers handball players are three times consecutive European champions. Our first half was outstanding, but in the second half we allowed ourselves a little drop in the game. It was the same against Ikast. Anyway ... I am proud of us for getting a point.
Tamara Mavsar
Left Wing, RK Krim Mercator
Julie Scag
My team mates did a good job setting me in situations so I could shoot from a distance. I just think overall we did a very good job.
Julie Scaglione
Left Back, Ikast

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