LAST 16 REVIEW: The 2014 VELUX EHF Champions League winners expand their winning show against Brest and eliminate the Belorussian side for its fourth straight time at the stage
SG Flensburg-Handewitt didn’t merely have an event for their 200th game at the EHF Champions League, but in addition celebrated their quarter final berth by beating HC Meshkov Brest back, this time 30:20.
In April, the side will face Telekom Veszprém H C and their former participant Kentin Mahe for its ticket into the final destination, the VELUX EHF FINAL4 at Cologne.
Flensburg are from the quarter-finals for the 12th time in club history
Brest failed for its fourth consecutive time in the Previous 16 and still wait for their very first Last 16 victory
Best scorers were Hampus Wanne with seven to get Flensburg and Darko Djukic using six for Brest
LAST 16, SECOND LEG:
SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER) vs HC Meshkov Brest (BLR) 30:20 (14:8)
Brest kept the game less or more open before 7:6, but then the Scandinavian trio of both Hampus Wanne, Jim Gottfridsson (both from Sweden) and Rasmus Lauge Schmid (in Denmark) took charge.
Flensburg readily forged ahead goal with goal and had secured the success in half time, leading 14:8. Added for their own 30:28 a way win from the first leg, the total margin has been eight goals, leaving Meshkov with an almost impossible assignment for its final 30 minutes.
From the second half, Flensburg decelerated a bit without losing full control of the game. Plus so they could depend upon their strong goalkeeper, Benjamin Buric, who saved lots of shots in one-against-one situations and out of the wing. The biggest gap was 11 goals.
Much like in 20 17, Brest lost both previous 16 matches against Flensburg. SG jumped into their own sixth quarter final in the last seven decades.
TEXT: Björn Pazen / ew