Another week of European challenges for our SEHA - Gazprom League representative teams is ahead which means it is time for our traditional weekly preview. Let’s get into it!
Maschineseeker EHF Champions League
After a draw against Wisla Plock last week, PPD Zagreb will on Wednesday (18.45 CET) aim for the win against Romanian representatives in the competition – Dinamo Bucuresti. A win over Dinamo would significantly boost the chances for Ivica Obrvan and his guys to qualify for the knock-out stage of the competition. PPD Zagreb already proved to be a tough team to beat at home this season coming out on top against Porto and securing a draw versus Wisla. Dinamo has a quality roster full of experienced internationals which means a great one is ahead of us.
A day later, Telekom Veszprem will travel to Poland to meet Orlen Wisla Plock. Momir Ilic and his players secured a home draw against recently-crowned world club champions – German Magdeburg in the last round once again proving they this season have a team capable of going all the way. However, they are aware that, to pull that off, they have to go for a win every time they are out there and the match in Plock will be no different.
Wed 2.11. 18.45 CET; PPD Zagreb – Dinamo Bucuresti
Thu 3.11. 18.45 CET; Orlen Wisla Plock – Telekom Veszprem
EHF European League
After an opening home loss to Benfica, Tatran will in the second round travel to France to meet Montpellier. The French team managed to defeat Kadetten Schaffhausen in the opening round and they will surely be a tough opponent for the Slovak champions. The match is scheduled for Tuesday, 20.45 CET.
After finishing the last season strong qualifying for EHF European League final tournament and defeating Skjern away from home in the first round of this season’s campaign, Branko Tamse and his players will on Tuesday welcome Hungarian Balatonfuredi. Nexe once again has a really good team which is growing from match to match and they will surely be aiming for a win in front of their fans against Hungarian representatives.
A third-placed team from this season’s SEHA - Gazprom League Final 4 – Macedonian Eurofarm Pelister, will in the second round travel to Portugal to meet Aguas Santas Milaneza. In the first round, Eurofarm failed to defeat Skanderborg Aarhus at home while Aguas Santas Milaneza suffered a tough loss sin Irun against Bidasoa. The match in Portugal will be a great chance for coach lars Walther and his guys to secure the first points in the group stage.
Tue 1.11., 20.45 CET; Montpellier – Tatran Presov
Tue 2.11., 20.45 CET; Nexe – Balatonfuredi
Tue 2.11., 20.45 CET; Aguas Santas Milaneza – Eurofarm Pelister