«may 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
«jun 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
1234567
«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
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaNorth MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

04.03.2016, 13:04
Eastern sides hope to build on their success in the second leg
«Go back »Print Version


KNOCK-OUT PREVIEW: The opponents of the second ranked teams from Groups A and B will be determined on Saturday in Belarus and Ukraine.
 

Eastern sides hope to build on their success in the second leg

The two top teams of Group C and D will meet for their second leg of the knock-out round this weekend, and the winners will advance to the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16, where they face the second ranked teams of Groups A and B.

In the first leg, Ukraine's Motor Zaporozhye managed to beat Spanish powerhouse La Rioja on the road — 31:30, while Belarusian HC Meshkov Brest earned a draw at  Denmark's Skjern (31:31). Now both Eastern European sides want to build on their success at home, while their opponents harbor hopes to change the situation.

VELUX EHF Champions League Group Phase Knock-out – Group C+D Play-Off, second leg
HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR) vs Naturhouse La Rioja (ESP)
Saturday 5 March, 18.30 local time, live on ehftv.com

The game in Logrono was the first ever meeting of these teams in a European competition. The second match will be held in Brovary, a suburb of Kiev, at the Terminal sports center.

La Rioja were considered favourites at home, but could not live up to the expectations. As both teams prefer attacking handball, no wonder that the Spanish spectators witnessed quite a lot of goals.

"The game was open, but thanks to the quality of our players and also some luck we managed to win," said the head coach of Motor Nikolay Stepanets.

The hero of the day was Barys Pukhouski, a Belarusian center back who scored 10 goals for Motor. He hopes that the home ground will give his team an advantage in the second game.

"We are not going to relax. I expect the same kind of game as in Spain. Everything may be decided in the last 5-7 minutes. La Rioja will obviously feel pressure, they have nothing to lose. But we hope on our fans' support. We have never lost in Brovary and are looking forward to another victory," he said.

HC Meshkov Brest (BLR) vs Skjern Handbold (DEN)
Saturday 5 March, 19.00 local time, live on ehftv.com

Just like their Ukrainian neighbors, HC Meshkov Brest scored 31 goals in the away match, but conceded exactly the same amount. Still, a draw is a good result for the Eastern Europeans, especially given the fact that their road to Skjern was long and exhausting.

Because of bad weather conditions, the Belarusian champions could not fly directly from Brest and had to travel 350 km to Minsk before finally taking off.

Now Brest do not need to travel, they play at home and definitely have an edge. "We showed our character in Denmark and could have earned a victory there. However, I am satisfied with the draw. In Brest, we will start from zero and will do our best in order to win," said the head coach of HC Meshkov Sergey Bebeshko.

His adversary Ole Norgaard was disappointed, yet he continues to believe in his team's chances.

"It will be a tough game. We need to show our maximal strength if we want to advance. Brest were obviously happy with the result in Skjern, they almost stand with one foot at the next round. But we will try our best," said the Dane.


TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / br
 
Share
CONTACT FORM