CSM’s Accident woes and Last weekend calculations
Six last year’s quarter finalists return, however in exactly precisely the shape this time around. CSM Bucuresti continue to be trying to navigate an extravagant accident catastrophe and their fate is at the race for 2nd place from the category out of the hands.
After an entertaining weekend of games, here are the big points from Round 5.
What’s Happening in CSM?
For the future, CSM Bucuresti are planning with eight transfers announced already for the season. And who can blame them after an injury-ridden season, which nobody could have an answer to?
While Sabina Jacobsen, Andrea Lekic and Majda Mehmedovic were unavailable against Krim Amanda Kurtovic and cristina Neagu are out for the summer after ACL injuries in winter.
As the Slovenian side might have already been eradicated, they took advantage of CSM’s accident to take a 23:22 triumph, which complicated CSM’s future in the competition. The Romanian side had just four backs in their team because of this particular match and losing ClAudia Constantinescu at the 20th minute because of red card failed to help.
The percentage of this point was dire, eight aims in 27 shots, and also perhaps not even Iulia Curea’s nine aims could conserve the Romanian side.
All quarter-finals berths are secured
All eight places from the quarterfinals have been secured with. While faces from this stage of the competition season are FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria, CSM, Buducnost along with Rostov Metz and györ won their classes and secured a home next leg at the next period.
But the real surprise package will be Vipers Kristiansand. Last season, the Norwegian winners were out of the contest in the group games, but with their own players gaining experience, it had been another story this time around.
Even a 31:26 early in the season helped the Allied side earn the tiebreaker against the Romanian powerhouse win against CSM and despite a loss against Györ from the last circular could visit them finish 2nd at the round.
Who’ll grab the 2nd place in Group 2?
Which brings us. Group 1 has been already done and dusted, with Metz winning the first place, followed Buducnost closely by Rostov and Odense. Every thing is set irrespective of the final round’s results.
However, the battle remains on in Group 2. Just Györ’s place is wholly procured as the Hungarian powerhouse secured first place two weeks past.
Vipers will fasten the next place if they do not lose on home court against Györ this weekend, while CSM has to win to stay next place. Vipers could lose against Györ and be second: if CSM usually do not win Friday against Thüringer if CSM triumph and FTC usually do not win.
A scenario is where CSM leap-frog Vipers, but if they triumph against Thüringer, FTC beat Vipers and Krim lose against Györ. In that case, Vipers, FTC and also CSM is going to be connected with CSM winning one against Vipers, due to their two wins against FTC and the three dimensional tie, at 12 points.
Defence nevertheless wins matches
Sheer grit, determination and a fantastic defence are ingredients which most teams trained by Ambros Martin have. These characteristics can enable a team grow from the ash and that is after one of the home defeats from the round at the competition, 26:18 against Metz exactly what Rostov-Don handled.
Traveling to Podgorica as well as the Exotic Moraca Arena is not any easy job, however, the Anna Vyakhireva-less Rostov executed their game plan limiting Buducnost. Impressively, there were 11 players who scored whilst the duties were dispersed and distributed to perfection by Martin, who secured the 2nd place from the group and also a home game at the 2nd leg of their quarterfinals.
Powerhouses are back into the quarter-finals
The ladies ’s EHF Champions League may throw up a number of surprises, however, the powerhouses still find to succeed to the.
It’s perhaps not just a shock that Györ are in this stage of the competition for the sixth year in a row. Ditto for Buducnost, who have been able to remain in the search, even though every thing thrown at them recently.
Since their maiden season in the competition, when the prize was won by them, CSM Bucuresti have always made it through to the quarter-finals and then on to Budapest.
While Vipers Kristiansand and Odense are new comers into the phase of the contest, Rostov is likely to be there for the 3rd time in four seasons, while Metz are through for the 3rd successive season on the back part of their first category triumph, meaning five teams which took part in this stage of this competition in the 2015/16 and also 2016/17 seasons feature this spring.
TEXT: Adrian Costeiu / cor