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Leif Tessier and Niklas Wheeler. Photo: Lubeka/Ralph Homburg


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Hamburg – After a few days of rest after the 22:32 net loss to the newly crowned German champions Magdeburg It is a team of coaches Torsten Janssen Preparation for the guest appearance began with the record champion (Sunday, June 5 / 2PM) from Kiel on Monday. for him Hamburg handball club It is the first competitive match for the DHB Cup winner who is currently in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Although the two teams are only about 90 kilometers apart, at least geographically, THW and HSVH are worlds apart in terms of sports.


Compared to THW, for a hamburger, it’s only about the final position in the LIQUI MOLY HBL, at least in tabular form. Survival in the league is guaranteed – with 26:36 points after 31 games, HSVH is currently 11th and has only a theoretical chance of finishing at the number one position in the table in its first season in the Bundesliga. The goal of the season has already been achieved by staying.

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Nothing to give up

After 31 matches, THW is second in the Bundesliga and has 52:10 points. Three games before the end of the season, THW is two points ahead of number 3, which is currently Berlin foxes Takes. With second place in LIQUI MOLY HBL, the record champions will achieve at least the minimum of their goal of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Slip against HSVH will be for the coach’s team Philip Gicha A major setback in the fight for second place, THW will therefore be facing HSVH with maximum motivation and will do everything in its power to live up to his role as the favourite.

Derby win

Recently, the people of Kiel bet against them in the derby SG Flensburg-Handewitt exclamation point in the fight for Qualification for the UEFA Champions League He inflicted Saint-Germain’s first defeat at home this season with a 28:27 away win in Holy-Noord. A few days ago, THW also qualified with a 33:32 victory over Paris Saint-Germain In the fourth final of the UEFA Champions League and thus has a chance of winning at 18/19. June in Cologne again to select the Champions League winner. Most recently, THW won the Champions League in 2020. However, THW had to pay dearly for the win over PSG and lost the head of defense. Henrik Bechler With a rupture of the Achilles tendon. The former international will miss the Zebras for at least six months. This season, THW has already won the DHB Cup and defeated SC Magdeburg by a clear 28:21 in the latest edition of the REWE Final Four at Barclays Arena in Hamburg.

This is called quality

The fact that THW is in the Champions League quarter-finals again this year shows the quality of Filip Jicha’s team. Led by world class handball player Niklas Landen in goal, THW has a “world-class” player in every position. Kiel’s top scorer is right winger Niklas Ekberg with 182 goals this season (97 seven metres), followed by Sander Sagosin with 121 goals this season. With 101 assists, the Norwegian is also the best prepared for the record champions and a key factor in Kiel’s offensive game. With former Hamburg Domagog Duvenjak, Harald Reinkind, Magnus Landen or former Germany national team players Patrick Weinske and Stephen Weinhold, THW has a breadth that is second to none.

without change

The first leg in December was a show of force by the people of Kiel – HSVH had no chance against THW, who took the duel seriously and set off at Barclays Arena. During the first half, HSVH trailed by nine goals and couldn’t find any solutions at all against Kiel’s outstanding offensive defence. In the end, THW prevailed in Hamburg completely unchallenged with a ratio of 32:23. As for the current duel with the record champion, HSVH still hopes to be able to upset the opponent in some way. After all: coach Torsten Janssen Can undo the same players they played against Magdeburg. Leaf Tayseer (Photo) Izzat Valiolin are still unavailable for the Hamburg match. Circle runner Thore Feit is sick in bed and wouldn’t be part of the game either.

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