Danish side made a surprising ride as they rallied to win their first European trophy in history of the club.
Holstebro shock Metz to win EHF Cup
Kristina Kristiansen scored twelve goals as Team Tvis Holstebro rallied from four-goal deficit from the first leg of the Women's EHF Cup Final and won their first European trophy in club's history. Danish side lost the first leg at home last weekend 31:35, but never gave up in the rematch in front of a capacity crowd 5500 spectators in Les Arenes in Metz and defeated the home team 33:28 winning the final 64:63.
Holstebro entered EHF club competitions for the first time only two years ago. On the other hand the final appearance was also the best achievement of Metz, who have taken part in all 20 seasons so far.
Women's EHF Cup Final, second leg:
Metz had to face a huge disillusionment on Sunday evening. After winning the first leg with a four goals margin away, many fans were confident their favourites are bound to get the trophy.
At half time, Holstebro were only leading by one goal, thanks to many saves of the French goalkeeper Gervaise Pierson, who was keeping her team afloat. But already, Metz' defense was having a hard time against Kristiansen, who scored the last goal of the half to give her team a one goal advantage at the break (15:14).
Ann Grete Norgaard-Osterballe scored six goals and became the top scorer of the season with 92 goals.
TEXT: Kevin Domas / br
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