Trefilov´s comeback did not stop Midtjylland on their way to the all-Danish semi-finals against Holstebro
Quarter-finals review of the Women´s EHF Cup
After Romania´s HC Zalau sealed their semi-finals progression in the Women´s EHF Cup through Spanish Grupo Asfi Itxako Navarra over the first weekend of the quarter-finals three more teams completed the list of the top four.
The shooting duel between Marie Liljegren and Ann Grete Nørgaard saw a stalemate as both players netted in ten times, but the tally of the Danish international (57) can still grow in the next round.
After an 18 -goal drubbing in Denmark the Russian side hired the new head coach, but even the winner of the last year´s edition with Lada Togliatti and the former coach of the national team Yevgeniy Trefilov could not prevent Kuban from the elimination.
The hosts held the upper hand only during the first half, after the break the top ranked team of the Danish league took over the lead.
Metz Handball (FRA) vs Astrakhanochka (RUS) 33:19 (17:9)
"You should always believe in yourself. With a hard work and a maximum of will, we knew that anything is possible in handball. From the beginning to the end we were in control of this match. There is nothing what we can lose now and we will see how far will this adventure take us. Why not to the EHF Cup trophy," the Dutch winger Ailly Luciano said for the official website of the French league leaders.
The next hurdle of Metz on the way to their first ever European final are last season´s finalists from Zalau.
Photos: John Vint, Valeriy Krachunov, Michel Dell´Aierra
TEXT: EHF / br
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