Five conclusions after the Key round
The company end of the ladies ’s EHF Champions League is up on us and teams are already setting up to its quarter-finals. Györi Audi ETO KC still seem to be the team to overcome, while they are really on the 21-game unbeaten streak, while Metz hand-ball demonstrate they can be reversed if a match plan is executed correctly.
Who will discontinue Györ?
Since January 2018, Györ have gathered 2-1 consecutive games without a loss. Their past fell match came against CSM Bucuresti, 22:28, at the 2017/18 major round. The streak is simply 1 game shy of Györ’s best at the heritage of the rivalry and will be surpassed if the side appear from the quarter-final doubleheader against Odense unscathed.
In this series, the name holders won 19 games and drew 2 — both against FTC in this major form — this season was different.
While the defence was leaking goals in 2013, the astounding back lineup — which again contains Eduarda Amorim after her return from injury — conveys the strain. Györ need to be ceased in attack if they are to be beaten. But who can do so?
Another disappointment from CSM
“I will comprehend that we miss in attack. Everybody else does. But I cannot accept playing without heart and soul — which is dispiriting,” said rightwing Jovanka Radicevic after the 23:23 draw against Thüringer H-C on Friday. They certainly were fighting for second place at the group however CSM fell to fourth after the surprising end outcome, thereby preparing a clash against Metz at the next period of this rivalry.
Andrea Lekic’s return into the fold to get the header against the French will surely help, since the scripted play maker was missed. Majda Mehmedovic also needs to be about the courtroom, but will that be enough for all your own Romanian power-house?
Time will tell, however, patience is running once again in CSM. So much it seems that this really is a season to overlook them.
Hitting the proper form in the business end of the summer season is vital which looks the same as exactly what FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria are doing. The side come at the quarter-finals for its fourth consecutive time, yet in 2013 looks like their biggest chance to advancement towards the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 for its first time.
Along side Györ, FTC were the only unbeaten team at the main round of this competition — together with four wins and 2 draws — and they are looking very arousing in attack. Their defence may use some work, however, the average of intentions received per match fell from 31 at the band phase to 29.1 in the main round.
The most impressive thing concerning FTC, however, is how they nurtured backs Noemi Hafra and Katrin Klujber in to the medial side. 20-year-old Hafra contributed 65 goals this season and will be a competition for the top scorer of the summer season.
The perfect back has three games in which she scored nine goals and not abandoned the court without tallying the absolute minimum of five.
Metz lose after deviating from their philosophy
Metz’s philosophy was superior right away: strong defence will bring wins. They lost their second match of the season in the last round, if they allowed already eliminated Kobenhavn to put 3 6 past them the second largest number of intentions that the French side received in 1 match.
This did not hurt Metz, as they certainly were already group winners, but might act as a blueprint for how they can be undone by a solid team. The motivation would soon be greater than it had been to get the game versus Kobenhavn, as they only need to survive three games to do that. It’d be intriguing to observe a fight contrary to Györ, where in fact the very best attack could match a number of the most effective defences at your competition.
Four exciting Quarter Finals
The quarter final pairings are put and they can not seem more exciting. Györ be seemingly a shooin against Odense, however nothing is decided until the final whistle.
One other 3 line ups should produce interesting hand ball. High-flying Metz were eradicated by CSM Bucuresti in this period last season. Still, the Romanian negative have a history of performing since the underdogs.
Milena Raicevic-less Buducnost will have a difficult time against Vipers Kristiansand, since the Norwegian side want to finish their bestever European season in style. Buducnost have the knowledge and self indulgent, but Vipers are one of the teams to watch in 2013.
Last but not least, Rostov have their own injury issues, together with EHF EURO 2018 MVP Anna Vyakhireva outside to the growing season. A stout defence will be key against FTC in their doordie clashes.