LAST 16 PREVIEW: Once reaching the Previous 16 for the first time, Sporting aim to Get the Most out of the house leg against Veszprém

Can Sporting write history — again?

This was a historic season for Sporting CP, since they became the first Portuguese team ever to achieve on the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16 period. Could they continue and defeat Telekom Veszprém HC? 

1 thing is sure, the Hungarian side aren’t prepared to fall in this time of your competitors again.

Sporting CP (POR) versus Telekom Veszprém HC (HUN) 
Sunday 24 March, 18:00 local time, live on

  • Here really is the first time that the teams will face each other from the VELUX EHF Champions League

  • This is also the first time a Portuguese team has played the Previous 16, since the current format has been introduced 2010

  • Since the beginning of the group period, Sporting lost twice in the home, to Silkeborg and Presov

  • Last season, Veszprém were eliminated in the Previous 16 by Skjern 

  • The Hungarian side suffered their first defeat since November last Sunday, against national competitions Pick Szeged

TEXT: Kevin Domas / C G


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