Day review 2: Nantes celebrate against Löwen, Cuenca's win sends Gorenje through
The last main round ticket was confirmed after the last eight group matches were played. Gorenje Velenje joined 15 other teams after a draw against IK Sävehof which was just enough after REBI Balonmano Cuenca managed to defeat Pfadi Winterthur for the first time this season.
In other face-offs, Nantes trumped Rhein-Neckar Löwen and won group A while MSK Povazska Bystrica claimed their first-ever EHF European League Men win.
We are very happy with this win to finish the group phase. It was important for us to do well here today, especially after the poor outing in the first leg in Germany. I feel like we've played really well as a team, and of course our fans pushed us above and beyond. Good work.
It was a beautiful game for the crowd here. Unfortunately, we couldn't to our best due to injuries, but we will prepare much better for the main round. We want to qualify for the next stage.