Magdeburg before winning the European Cup: “Very proud” | free press

SC Magdeburg took the first step. With a landslide victory, the Bundesliga leader moves to the European League final. The big celebration shouldn’t start until Thursday.


Shortly before winning the German Championship, SC Magdeburg is also playing for the title in the European Handball Cup. The leaders of the sovereign German Bundesliga moved to the Europa League final with a 34:29 (18:13) victory over RK Nexe Nasice.

There, coach Bennett Wigert’s side meet hosts Benfica Lisbon on Sunday (7pm). The Portuguese won the semi-final against Poland, Wisla Block, with 26:19 (10:8).

After the match, Wegert said, “We are very happy that we are in the final again. It is not normal for us. We are very proud.” “It wasn’t easy today. But I think we had more substitutions and more energy from the bench – that was the key to winning.”

Matthias Moshe Best SCM Shooter

In front of 2,114 spectators in the Portuguese capital, Matthias Moshe was the best striker for Magdeburg with eight goals. The success, which was never in danger, served as the first warm-up program for the upcoming Bundesliga party. Next Thursday, the German Football Center could make the second German championship after 2001 perfect.

But Wiegert doesn’t want to know anything about it yet. For the coach and his players, only the successful defense of the Europa League title is important this weekend. Magdeburg’s defense was not always sovereign. “We weren’t happy with our defence,” Moshe said. The SCM did not have to be permanently against the outside. It was also due to the fact that the Syrian Habitat Center took advantage of almost every one of its opportunities.

“We wanted to reach the final,” Moshi said. “Now we are in the final. So we are very happy.” The left winger showed a strong performance. The 29-year-old took advantage of each of his eight opportunities. After changing sides, Wiegert started turning. While the Croats were weakening, SCM was able to bring new players to the bench. This may also be key to a targeted victory in Sunday’s final. (dpa)

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