Semi-finals pairings set: Üsküdar vs Most and Samobor vs Höör
Review of the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup
There will be a new name written on the list of the Women´s Challenge Cup winners as all four semi-finalists qualified from the quarter-finals for the first time and the former winners HBC Nimes were eliminated last weekend.
HBC Nimes (FRA) vs H 65 Höör (SWE) 19:19 (10:12)
The 2001 and 2009 winners have been ousted by only one goal on aggregate score by the Swedish team who are in their debut in the European campaign.
Hana Martínková scored eleven goals and is just one goal shy from 50 goals this season as the leaders of the joint Czecho-Slovak league made it to the top four of the Challenge Cup at their second attempt.
Last season they were eliminated by the later winners HAC Havre in the quarter-finals.
Fantasyland Samobor (CRO) vs ŽRK Zrinjski Mostar (BIH) 29:25 (13:13)
Fifteen years after their comeback to the continental cup competition they reached the first ever semi-finals. In their premiere season in 1997/98 they were eliminated in the EHF Cup Last 16.
Photo: Marek Michalek, Dora Trišelj
TEXT: EHF / br
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