Last-16 REVIEW: Visitors SG Flensburg-Handewitt beat HC Meshkov Brest but the home side showed courage in the closing minutes

In a duplicate of these 20 17 Last 16 conflict, SG Flensburg-Handewitt won their away entrance against HC Meshkov Brest. Even though Brest scored the last six goals of this game, the hosts were conquered 30:28.

World champion Rasmus Schmidt was the top scorer for the victors, that now can expect because of their 12th participation in the quarter finals.

  • Former Flensburg player Petar Djordjic was the Finest Brest scorer with six goals
  • Flensburg were forward by 30:22, until Meshkov started their 6:0 conduct
  • Brest has never reached that the Quarterfinals

At the first halfof Brest would be the better team, though they couldn’t figure out how to distance themself from Flensburg in a transparent way.

The German club mainly had issues fighting off Petar Djordjic, who scored five of his six goals before the break. However, when Norwegian goal keeper Torbjoern Bergerud improved, the 2014 VELUX EHF Champions League winners took the upper hand.

Some five minutes into the 2nd halfwith the score 16:16, Brest lost their pace and ceased locating the gaps in the Flensburg defence. Within 10 minutes, Flensburg had pulled ahead to a clear 24:18 improvement as well as seemed to shatter all Brest’s expects when the score came at 30:22 in minute 54.

Boosted by their fans, Brest never threw in the towel, but stood strong before final whistle. Flensburg missed their last seven opportunities, while Meshkov scored an incredible 6:0 show, ended when Maksim Baranau scored on the final buzzer.

TEXT: Björn Pazen/jh
 

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