QUARTER-FINAL REVIEW: Herning-Ikast Handbold overcame a four-goal deficit to eliminate CS Gloria 2018 Bistrita-Nasaud
Herning-Ikast overcome trouble to progress
Herning-Ikast qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s EHF Cup, but the Danish team went through a shaky phase around half-time before securing a 28:26 win and a 57:52 victory on aggregate.
QUARTER-FINAL, SECOND LEG
Bistrita seemed to be determined to catch up with the 29:26 deficit from the first leg in a hurry.
After a series of two-goal leads, they levelled the aggregate score for the first time at 11:8 after 23 minutes.
With five minutes left of the first half, they were even four up at 13:9 before still leading by the crucial three goals at half-time.
Bistrita held on to their three-goal lead for a short while in the second half, but Herning-Ikast turned the game on its head, scoring five goals in a row, to which the guests had no reply.
With a two-goal win on the day and a five-goal aggregate win, Herning-Ikast can now look forward to a semi-final against HC Podravka Vegeta.
TEXT: Peter Bruun / cor
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