Last-16 PREVIEW: Nantes have never won against Rhein-Neckar Löwen. Each of the French side’therefore hopes rest on stopping that listing at the next leg of their Previous 16 this weekend — however Löwen are decided to end their very particular curse
After dropping 2 Mannheim 10 days past, the natives don’t have any choice but to win against Rhein-Neckar Löwen should they would like to qualify for the VELUX EHF Champions League quarter-finals.
While Nantes could earn their next consecutive ticket for those quarterfinals, the side have not reached that period of the competition as 2014.
Löwen won the first leg at home 34:32
The teams played against each other 3 times at the past two seasons, also Nantes never won a match Before last weekand rsquo;s win for Löwen, the two previous Champions League games had finished with a draw
The side have been eliminated in the Previous 16 the past four seasons
Löwen’s Andy Schmid only needs two goals to choose the top scorer spot. The Swiss Play Maker now tallies 86 goals, just one significantly less than Montpellier’s Melvyn Richardson
“We all know very well what the keys into the game are likely to be: We will need to stop Schmid and Kohlbacher. Those two hurt us a lot last week” says Nantes line player Nicolas Tournat