ROUND PREVIEW; As the Last 16 of the Women's EHF Cup launches this upcoming weekend, the local derbies in Romania, Hungary and Russia will demand attention
Three derbies this weekend
Three of the ties in the Last 16 of the Women's EHF Cup are derbies between teams from the same nation. In Romania, H.C.M. Roman have the home advantage in the first leg against ASC Corona 2010 Brasov on Sunday morning. Last season, both teams made it no further than the Last 16 in the tournament, but this time, one of them will make it at least one step further.
The Last 16 also contains two meetings between Scandinavian neighbours. On Sunday evening in Haukelangshallen in Bergen, current number one in the Norwegian league, Tertnes Bergen,welcome Danish side HC Odense.
“I see our chances to qualify for the quarter-final to be 50-50 and in the away game, I will be content if we can keep the game tight. A draw in the first leg would be absolutely acceptable.”
Full details of all EHF Cup Last 16 matches here.
TEXT: Peter Bruun / tm
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