Summary: Eve of semi-finals; Twitch show now live

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EHF / Courtney Gahan

The final weekend of the 2021/22 season is here! And it will see the EHF Champions League Men title decided over two action-packed days, with Barça aiming to defend their 2020/21 trophy against fellow EHF FINAL4 participants Telekom Veszprém, Lomza Vive Kielce and THW Kiel. The semi-finals will be played on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. 

  • coverage of the last day before the EHF FINAL4 Men 2022 throws off on Saturday
  • semi-finals coming up Saturday: Veszprém vs Kielce at 15:15 CEST; THW Kiel vs Barça at 18:00 CEST. Watch live on EHFTV
  • finals on Sunday: final at 18:00 CEST; 3/4 placement at 15:15 CEST
  • on Friday, the season's All-star Team has been was announced, the semi-finalists participated in media calls, and the 54-hour live Twitch show began. Watch the Twitch show here
  • Courtney Gahan reporting live from Cologne throughout the event, with input from journalist Björn Pazen and EHF FINAL4 photos by EHF/kolektiff
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In 2020, I was here with the team, but could not play due to an injury. Now I am here to play, which was one of my main goals and dreams as a player. It is great to be part of this event and it is nice to be the same hotel with all teams. You meet so many well-known faces, and it is fun to see them in a relaxed atmosphere before the matches.
Magnus Landin
THW Kiel wing
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We do not care what others say about our team this season and the chances we would have or not have at Cologne. We believe in ourselves and in our system, which we implemented this year with a new coach and a transition in the club. We changed so many things and compared to the same time in 2021, we are much, much stronger. Last season, this team was in a state of chaos. Now we turned it around completely. We played an outstanding season so far, therefore, we are sure that we have a good chance to win this time.
Rasmus Lauge
Veszprém back
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All Barça players who have won four or more trophies are legends of the club and legends of handball. Gonzalo Perez de Vargas and I have the chance to get closer to those legends if we win our fourth trophy on Sunday. This would be a magic moment for us.
Aitor Arino
Barça wing
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It makes it more dangerous for us, as you do not know how they will play. When you miss some of the most important players, the remaining players give even more. Kiel think we are the favourites, but sometimes this situation is dangerous for the favourites. It does not make the match easier for us without those two players, but even harder.
Blaz Janc
Barça wing
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My first year at Kielce was affected by Covid. This was difficult. My second season, some things went wrong. Now I am overjoyed to be here with Kielce in this hotel, in this place, in this arena. We deserve to be here. We played so good the whole season. We were first in the group, and now we are here, and I really feel so excited
Igor Karacic
Kielce centre back
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It is always great to be back in Cologne. I played so many matches here at my second home; now I made it as a coach. We wanted to pass from the group stage. Now we are among the four best teams of the season — simply unbelievable, but we deserve to be here. And everybody knows, in Cologne everything is possible.
Momir Ilic
Veszprém coach

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