The handball girls from Győr lost in a big battle against their Danish opponent

handball; Győri Audi ETO; Vipers Kristiansand;

2023-06-03 21:30:00

The match was close, and in the end the northerners could be happy.

Győr Audi ETO KC lost 37-35 to the Norwegian team Vipers Kristiansand, who triumphed in the last two competitions, in the first semi-final of the women’s handball Champions League final four in Budapest on Saturday, reports the Hungarian Broadcasting Office (MTI).

The five-time BL winner team from Győr is appearing in the semi-finals for the 15th time, and in the final four for the eighth time.

Veronica Kristiansen and Silje Solberg were missing from Győri’s team, Martine Karigstad Andersen, Vilde Kaurin Jonassen, Marta Tomac, Hanna Maria Yttereng and Ana Debelic from Vipers.

The two teams met for the seventh time in the BL, before that the Hungarian team won four times and the Norwegian team won twice. Last year’s final was played by these two teams in the MVM Dome: then the Norwegian team won 33-31, which was the fourth team after the Soviet Spartak Kiev, the Austrian Hypo Niederösterreich and Győr to achieve the three goals in the series. BL success.

The first goal of the final four was scored by Stine Oftedal, and Sandra Toft made the first save after six minutes. The Vipers were able to move away from the narrow, one-two goal difference, and since they established a four-goal advantage (9-5) in the 11th minute, the head coach of the Győrs, Ambros Martín, who is leaving at the end of the season, asked for time.

The interruption of the game did not change the picture of the game, the Kristiansand team kept the difference with quick and accurate attack finishes, and in the last six minutes of the first half, the sides turned with the Vipers leading 20-13 on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, the support in the auditorium became more and more intense, a significant part of which was covered in green thanks to the fans from Győr and Ferencváros, the latter also supported the domestic rival at this meeting. With the leadership of Oftedal, who scored seven times until the break, the club from Kisalföld fell back to minus four, which could go to the break with a five-goal deficit.

After the turn, the game slowed down, in this period the Norwegians could not quickly create easy situations in a series, taking advantage of the opportunity, ETO, playing more decisive handball, melted the difference to three goals in the middle of the second half (26-29). Approaching the final five minutes, Győr scored even with a double man disadvantage and did not allow its rival to pass, so a fierce final game followed. In the last minute, the Hungarian team reduced its deficit to one goal with a man advantage, but the Vipers were also able to score, thus ensuring their passage to the finals. Győr – after 2021 – can compete for third place again.

Oftedal became the most successful player of the match with 11 hits, Ana Gros scored nine goals. From the Vipers, Jamina Roberts sold eight of Markéta Jerábkova’s seven attempts, who was chosen as the most valuable player of last year’s final four. Among the goalkeepers, Amandine Leynaud made six saves, Sandra Toft made four saves, on the other side, Katrine Lunde made 11 saves and Sofie Börjesson made one save.

Vipers Kristiansand (Norway)-Győri Audi ETO KC 37-35 (23-18)
MVM Dome, v.: Igor Covalciuc, Alexei Covalciuc (Moldovaiak)

scorers: Roberts 8, Jerábkova 7, Vjahirjeva 5, Jezic, Naes Andersen, Knedlikova 4-4, Tchaptchet Defo 3, Valle Dahl 2, and Oftedal 11, Gros 9, Hansen, Nze Minko 3-3, Haugsted, Dale, 2- 2, Schatzl, Rju, Győri-Lukács, Broch, Faluvégi 1-1

shots/goals: 53/37 and 53/35 respectively

goals from seven meters: 6/4 and 4/3

exhibitions: 6 and 14 minutes, respectively

Source: Népszava by

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