Zagreb advance to the group stage; drama in Malaga and Dortmund
HC Lokomotiva Zagreb are the first club to secure a place in the EHF European League Women group stage through the qualification round. The Croatian side took full advantage of the double-header being played at home and beat Swiss side LC Brühl Handball by five goals twice, with an aggregate score of 53:43 over both legs.
In the first half they were really good in attack, and we were running after them. They stuck to their concept, and there is a lot of will there. They make it very difficult for us. But after the half-time talk, I think we came out as a completely new team. We get to readjust a bit and find out how to solve it, so then it goes much better.