Danish teams in Lead Crystal duel for Quarterfinal berth
The last quarter final berth in the guys ’s EHF Cup seems to develop into an entirely Catholic affair on the last game day of the group phase this weekend.
As THW Kiel have qualified for its AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals, where they are organisers, there’ll just be three quarter-finals.
This usually means that the most peculiar second-place team in the four classes will not make it into the quarter-finals, also this team appears to be among many greatest brokers, GOG or TTH Holstebro.
GOG are in the strongest position
Being on six points , GOG have the strongest position. At least a draw against Fraikin B M. Granollers on Sunday day will send the current number two in the Danish league through to the quarter-finals.
Should GOG lose, nevertheless, Holstebro will make the cut if they’ve won against Liberbank Cuenca in Group C on Saturday afternoon.
Before the last round, GOG’s goal difference is two better than Holstebro’therefore while GOG have scored 10 goals more compared to their diplomatic competitions.
Even in this scenario, but the side will most likely need to boost their goal difference significantly in order to create the cut.
“I understand that we will need some fortune”
“we don’t provide much thought to what teams we’re competing together for the last ticket, however ofcourse, I really hope for a brand new team in the quarterfinal, also I’d very much prefer it to be us. However, I understand that we will require a little fortune,” says Holstebro coach Patrick Westerholm, who’s a bit annoyed that his team has attracted itself in the current situation.
“Of course, it really is that game in Cuenca (26:24 defeat) which can be still damaging us. It had been frustrating that we are unable to win this game,” Westerholm states. “we also had the occasion to have a point or two at home against Porto, however we were not adequate enough in the deciding period of that game. Now, we will merely must concentrate on winning at home against Cuenca and determine just how far that gets us. ”
The game between Holstebro and Cuenca is starting at 13.00 hrs local time on Saturday, while the game between Granollers and GOG throws off just Sunday evening at 19.00 hrs.
So, even when Holstebro be at Cuenca, they might need to hold out until next day’s day to understand their fate.
“That is the way it’s. We all could do is that our own job, and we’re determined to finish the group phase well before our spectators. Should we succeed with this, we will only need to wait patiently and see what happens Sunday day,” Westerholm states.
GOG are in a much more valuable situation before the last game day than their fellow sub facet. They will recognize all relevant other results when they enter the court at Palau d´E-Sports de Granollers. Anyway, a draw will be enough no matter those other results.
GOG won the reverse osmosis against Granollers 34:26 in your home.
“Yet that game did not draw the right picture of the difference between the two teams,” says GOG coach Nikolej Krickau. People are very healthy back, and we will be fulfilling a Granollers team in advancement, and also a Granollers team which play with plenty of excitement, despite the fact that they cannot reach anything in your competition . ”
Back at the top of Danish handball
The coach expects to have Danish international Niclas Kirkeløkke back after having a four-month injury fracture.
“We aspire to create use of him for a certain extent. Reaching the quarterfinal would surely mean much to us, though we shall not likely be favourites against any of the band winners we’re likely to match,” Krickau states. “Nevertheless, a quarterfinal in the EHF Cup would be further proof that we are back at the very top of Danish handball. ”