13 teams hope for knockout berth as men's top flight resumes

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After an exciting EHF EURO break, the Machineseeker EHF Champions League will resume this week, and there is a lot at stake. In group B, Barça and Magdeburg have already secured their play-offs ticket, while all the other six teams can still hope to make it past the group phase.

20241212 CLM Pelister Quote
This match should be a handball party in our city. One of the best teams is coming, with the best handball players, and we couldn't have wished for a better timing. They come after the successes at the European Championship and Nikola Karabatic arrives in the last playing season and I am especially glad about that. The Champions League is getting stronger every year, but PSG are certainly one of the favourites.
Branislav Angelovski
Head coach, HC Eurofarm Pelister
Kielce Paris 6
We are Industria Kielce and as long as we have six players on the pitch and a goalkeeper, we will always fight for victory. We respect Kiel, but we also have our own advantages and each of our players can play at the highest level and we will show it tomorrow.
Talant Dujshebaev
Head coach, Industria Kielce
Philip Jicha
It's been ages since we were able to win in Kielce. I was still a player myself... Nevertheless, our mission must be to take the big points. But we're certainly not the favourites. That's why we don't need to be afraid of the challenge, because we can only surprise in Kielce.
Filip Jicha
Head coach, THW Kiel
20241212 CLM Aalborg Quote
It is always fun to play against one of my previous clubs with former teammates and good friends. After a game on our terms in Zagreb, we made some stupid mistakes at the end and he match ended with a draw. That cannot happen again if we want to stay in the top two of the group.
Aleks Vlah
Centre back, Aalborg Håndbold
Magnus Gullerud (1)
This will be a very exciting match! We really need the points, but the away game against Szeged will be something different than at home. In any case, we take a lot of confidence with us after our victory last time.
Magnus Gullerud
Line player, Kolstad Handball
20231115 CLM R7 Preview Quote Barça
After such a long break and with the players separated, we have now had a week of normal training. Most of the team, specially those who have competed in the EHF EURO until the end, are in good shape. We have to maintain this shape. This match is very important for us, to try to finish in the first two places. GOG play handball very well, they beat Veszprém and we have to do things very well to win.
Carlos Ortega
Head coach, Barça
Alem Toskić
We have four matches left to play in EHF Champions League. The first one is away against Montpellier. We are going to France with nothing to lose, they have a really good team. It will be a tough match in front of the home fans. But this is another opportunity to gain important experiences for this young team.
Alem Toskić
Head coach, RK Celje Pivovarna Laško
20230914 Fcporto Orlenwislaplock (28)
This match is the type of match that we like to play. Against one of the best teams in the world, in the best club competition in handball. FC Porto has shown in the past that big results can be made. We need to be focused from the beginning, and believe in our game plan.
Carlos Resende
Head coach, FC Porto
20240214 CLM R11 Preview Quote Magdeburg
Plock are playing a great season and they are the leaders of the Polish league for a reason. In recent years, the games against Wisla have always been very close and I've heard that a lot of fans from Poland will be coming to the GETEC Arena again. I'm looking forward to a great game.
Piotr Chrapkowski
Left back, SC Magdeburg

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