GROUP D REVIEW: After a poor start, this EHF Cup Finals’ hosts enjoyed an Easygoing opener
The duel between former EHF Cup winners Fraikin BM. Granollers and THW Kiel ended in an win to the Germans. The sponsor were inundated by the Zebras, who underlined their aspirations.
- This is clearly one of Granollers’ biggest EHF Cup defeats
- Kiel turned into a 5:9 deficit to a 18:11 Half Time score
- Adrian Figueras has been the match ’s top scorer with seven goals for Granollers
Fraikin BM Granollers (ESP) Compared to THW Kiel (GER) 22:33 (11:18)
Midway during the first half Granollers smiled at life; only 17 minutes after, this Catalan club’s hopes had been battered with the Champions League and EHF Cup winners.
Kiel had a start, being down by 5:9, nevertheless his team pulled ahead — making 15 saves as a whole — when All Star Team goal keeper Niklas Landin and Danish world-championship got into gear.
Granollers were hit hard by a 13:2 jog by THW until the rest, together with almost all players.
At the second half the red card against defence specialist Sebastian Firnhaber after three suspensions did not discontinue Kiel&rsquo. Had taken his seat 47, his team mate Miha Zarabec netted directly into put Kiel 10 ahead.
Seven aims from the game ’s top scorer Adrian Figueras were perhaps not enough to prevent rsquo, Kiel &;s victory .
TEXT: Björn Pazen/jh