GROUP C REVIEW: 1-5 aims from Magnus Bramming played a big part as T-th Holstebro maintained their quarter-final fantasies alive using a 12-goal triumph against Liberbank Cuenca
Holstebro retain their hopes alive
T-th Holstebro knew before Saturday’s game that to advance in the EHF Cup they had to overcome Liberbank Cuenca and Count on Fraikin B M. Granollers defeating fellow Danish side GOG in Group D. For his part, Holstebro delivered a wide-margin triumph by 12 goals. A 7:0 run by the finish of this first half laid the platform for the win that was comfortable.
- Together with 15 goals, Magnus Bramming expanded his guide as top scorer from the EHF Cup
- Holstebro retain their hopes alive with a 12-goal triumph; his biggest triumph in the group phase
- Cuenca were flat using Holstebro in 12:12 after 2-3 minutes but vanished afterwards
- Holstebro will just qualify for the quarter final GOG lose away to Fraikin B M.
T-th Holstebro (DEN) vs Liberbank Cuenca (ESP) 34:22 (19:12)
With a huge win in the Gr&A Ring;K-J æep Arena against Liberbank Cuenca, Holstebro did everything they are able to maintain their EHF Cup Quarter-final anticipates alive. Now they all can do after is await the result from the Group D game between both Granollers and GOG on Sunday evening. Even a GOG conquer will ship Holstebro into the quarter final, while GOG will book the ticket if they can prevent a defeat in Spain.
At early phases, Holstebro had several two-goal leads and one three-goal guide, if they led 6:3 after 1-2 minutes, but Cuenca kept coming back.
Since Cuenca failed to dent for the previous seven minutes of their first halfof Holstebro travelled from 12:12 to a 19:12 half time courtesy of a flurry of successful fast fractures.
Throughout a fruitful 5-1 defence, a nice performance from Simon Gade in goal and efficient fast breaks, the home team maintained increasing their lead in the 2nd half until these were 1-2 goals beforehand.
With no fewer than 15 goals, left wing Magnus Bramming made a vital contribution to keeping his team’s quarter final fantasies alive.