Only five open slots left for the next stage.
Baku, Koszalin and Kielce through to Last 16 of Women´s Challenge Cup
Three teams made their way through Round 3 of the Women´s Challenge Cup during the last weekend as ABU Baku, AZS Politechnika Koszalin and KSS Kielce joined seven seeded clubs and HBC Nimes on the list of the Last 16 participants.
The last five tickets to the next stage will be taken during the 16-18 November weekend. The draw of the Last 16 will take place on Tuesday, 20 November in the EHF Office in Vienna (11:00 hrs local time).
The former winners of Challenge Cup (2001 and 2009) from Nimes were awarded with a default 20:0 win earlier after the withdrawal of their opponents WHC Bačka Palanka-Nopal.
Azerbaijan´s Abu Baku played host to Turkish team Anadolu University SC twice and won both matches 32:24 and 25:16. Poland´s AZS Politechnika Koszalin used the home crowd support to oust HC Dnepryanka Kherson from Ukraine after two victories (36:21, 31:28) and a convincing aggregate score 67:49. Another Polish side KSS Kielce succeeded in Thessaloniki, Greece as they beat the home side AC PAOK in both encounters – 18:31, 23:25.
The first ever appearance of the young prospects of Italian handball from the national federation´s project Esercito FIGH Futura Roma in the European cup competition ended with a defeat 18:27 against Sweden´s H65 Höör and set a difficult objective to win the second leg in Italy at least by nine goals.
TEXT: EHF / br
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