«jul 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«aug 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«sep 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«oct 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«nov 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«dec 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«jan 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
«feb 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728291
2345678
«mar 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2425262728291
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«apr 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«may 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«jun 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012345
6789101112
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaNorth MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

16.03.2013, 20:38
FTC knocked out as Györ maintain perfect record
«Go back »Print Version


Victory for Zvezda confirms the semi-final qualifiers with just one game on Sunday remaining

»EHF CL Channel »2012-13 Women's CL
»Main Round
»
 

FTC knocked out as Györ maintain perfect record

There were mixed fortunes for Hungarian clubs on the final weekend of the Women’s EHF Champions League Main Round, as last season’s finalists Györi Audi ETO KC stretched their impressive run to 12 wins from as many games while FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria lost any hope of reaching the semi-finals after a shock defeat by Zvezda Zvenigorod.

The results mean that Györ’s semi-final opponents will be the Group 2 runners-up, either Oltchim or Krim - depending on the outcome of their encounter in Romania on Sunday.

Outgoing holders Budućnost Podgorica, who lost any of hope of advancing to the last four with last week’s home defeat by Györ, suffered a drubbing in their final game at Larvik, who enjoyed a morale-boosting win ahead of the semi-finals.

Group 1
Larvik (NOR) vs Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) 28:16 (13:5)


There is never an easy way for the reigning champions to relinquish their crown, but Budućnost Podgorica would have preferred a more defiant exit at the end of what has been a rollercoaster campaign.

Larvik, in contrast romped in to the semi-finals as Group 1 runners-up in a pressure-free game, having already secured their berth last week when they beat Zvezda and Budućnost lost to Györ.

The Norwegian champions, who won the continent’s elite competition in 2011, dominated the one-sided contest from start to finish as the evergreen Gro Hammerseng produced a vintage performance, capped by a game-high eight goals.

Karoline Dyhre Breivang and winger Linn-Kristin Koren Riegelhuth added five each for the home side, while Milena Knežević scored as many for Budućnost.

Group 1
Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN) vs Randers (DEN) 32:24 (15:12)


Randers did their best to bow out of Europe’s premier club competition on a high note but the Hungarian champions were in no mood to relinquish their phenomenal winning streak this season.

The Danish side made the brighter side and led by left back Camilla Dalby, who played her last Women’s EHF Champions League game for Randers as she is set to join outgoing holders Budućnost Podgorica next season, the visitors romped to an early 6:3 lead.

Györ coach Ambros Martin fielded a bulk of fringe players in the opening stages and having seen his side fall behind, he quickly introduced his regular starters who duly responded and turned the match on its head before halftime.

Quickfire goals from Serbia’s Andrea Lekić and Montenegrin right wing Jovanka Radičević fired the home side into a 14:10 lead in the closing stages of the first half and they never looked back after jumping into the driving seat of the free-flowing contest.

The advantage swelled to 28:20 as the final whistle beckoned and Györ’s players celebrated another emphatic win as if there was more than just pride to play for, having earlier secured the top spot in Group 1 and their semi-final berth with two games to spare.

Playmaker Anita Görbicz and the tireless Radičević scored six goals each for the hosts while Dalby led Randers with five.

Group 2:
Zvezda Zvenigorod (RUS) vs FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN) 30:27 (12:16)


Few would have thought that Ferencvaros would suffer such a meltdown after winning their opening three Main Round games in grand style, but lack of depth in their roster cost them dearly and was everywhere to be seen in the crunch defeat at Zvezda which knocked them out of the semi-finals.

The competition’s top scorer Zsuzsanna Tomori and Zita Szucsanzki scored 10 goals each against the Russian side but the support cast combined for a mere seven, as the home side registered their first win in the second group stage of the competition.

FTC, who lifted the EHF Cup Winners Cup in the past two seasons, seemed on course to keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals when they conjured a four-goal halftime lead.

However, they faded out after the break as Zvezda piled on the pressure to finally give their fans something to cheer about following five defeats in what has turned out to be a fiercely competitive group.

Left back Liudmila Postnova capped a brilliant individual performance with eight goals for the home side, Anastasia Lobach scored six while Alexandra Lacrabere, Julija Nikolic and Yana Uskova netted five each.

Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea and Krim Mercator have thus advanced to the semi-finals and their clash on Sunday will only determine who wins the group.

Krim have the upper hand as Oltchim will finish top only if they win by four goals or more, the reward being a two-legged clash with 2011 champions Larvik rather than this season’s favourites Györ, who emphatically won Group 1.


TEXT: Zoran Milosavljević / cor
 
Share
CONTACT FORM