Last-16 PREVIEW: Flensburg need to create it one of the top eight for the 12th time, while Brest hope to reach the Quarterfinals for your very first time ever

Brest debut or Flensburg series?

2014 Champions League winners SG Flensburg-Handewitt finished in third position in Team B, while HC Meshkov Brest chose the ultimate Last 16 ticket by beating Kristianstad at Round 14 to snatch sixth place in Group A. Currently, for the next time, this Belarusian and German sides duel in the Last 16.

Last-16, first-leg
HC Meshkov Brest (BLR) versus SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)
Saturday 23 March, 20:00 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • 2 years ago, the exact same pairing fulfilled in the Last-16, with Flensburg carrying narrow wins in the two legs — both 26:25 and 28:26

  • Brest won their last game against a German side, beating Rhein-Neckar Löwen from the band phase

  • Brest’s Serbian left back Petar Djordjic previously played Flensburg

  • Since 2012, Flensburg only missed the quarter finals of their VELUX EHF Champions League once: at 2014/15, when they lost in the Last 16 for their regional rivals Kiel. In total, SG have ranked one of the top eight teams with This competition 1 1 days

  • Brest have attained their fourth Last 16 in a row, however they’ve not managed to move further

  • Brest have enjoyed a fantastic run at the SEHA – Gazprom League, winning their final nine matches to book a ticket into the Last championship

  • Flensburg’s have won 36straight Bundesliga matches and not allow one stage slip through their hands as 22 March 2018

TEXT: Björn Pazen / C G
 

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