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EHF Champions League

Pick Szeged end barren run against Elverum

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For Pick Szeged it has been a start of the season to forget, but the Hungarian champions finally rallied and enjoyed a victory to end the woes of the past few months, to take a 30:23 win against Elverum Handball.


Pick Szeged (HUN) vs Elverum Handball (NOR) 30:23 (16:10)

  • Szeged secured their largest win in the competition since September 2021, when they won by nine goals against HC PPD Zagreb, 30:21
  • a strong 3:0 start from the Hungarian side set the tone for what followed. Right back Kent Robin Tonnesen and line player Miklos Rosta were Szeged leading scorers, with six goals each
  • the Hungarian champions snapped a four-game losing streak, coming only two games close to their worst run in the Machineseeker EHF Champions League of six games
  • the Norwegian side lost their sixth match in a row and extended their winless streak to 15 matches, their worst run in the competition
  • Elverum are now one of two teams in the Machineseeker EHF Champions League group stage without a win, alongside Portuguese champions FC Porto, but the only one on a five-game losing streak

Szeged end wait for Machineseeker EHF Champions League win

Last weekend, Pick Szeged were dealt another blow, when Telekom Veszprém HC denied them a comeback win in the Hungarian league, with the current champions conceding a 26:31 loss.

It meant their match against Elverum was crucial and they duly understood that, with a strong start and didn't look back to take a 30:23 win, their first in the competition since April 2022 when they beat Flensburg in the play-offs.

On the other side, Elverum's chances to progress to the play-offs have been dealt another blow, as they conceded their fifth loss in a row in the group. They have by far the leakiest defense this season, conceding 186 goals, an average of 37.2 goals per game.


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Our players worked really well against Elverum who play a different style of handball than other teams. Our goalkeeper Mirko Alilovic was fantastic. He made many important saves and that helped us open a big lead in the first half. Then in the second half we controlled the game. This victory was really important for us. We played under pressure but we gained a great win. We have to build on this.
Juan Carlos Pastor
PICK Szeged coach

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