Granollers Mad GOG to Ship Holstebro into quarter-finals
Granollers to catch the last quarterfinal ticket.
But GOG could not endure the heat in Spain, and the 34:31 dwelling success for Granollers forced Holstebro jump for joy.
GOG’s comeback began too late to reverse the game around
T-th (Group C) and GOG (D) both complete Runnersup with six points
T-th (+15) possess a much greater goal difference than GOG (+2) and certainly will advance Whilst the third-best second-ranked team
As merely three quarter-final pairings will likely be performed, GOG because the fourth-ranked Runnersup are out of the contest
Fraikin B M. Granollers (ESP) vs GOG (DEN) 34:31 (19:15)
It was a question of honour for Fraikin B M. Granollers: as the side was out from this quarter final race, so they certainly were absolutely eager in order to complete their international season victorious and to avenge their 34:26 defeat against GOG in Denmark.
The hosts had the complete control of the game for almost 50 minutes, since their attack was unstoppable, while both sides had no problems in defence.
Backed by six aims of Adrian Figueras, who finished his international season on 60 goals, and due to the inspiration and intentions of both Antonio Garcia, Granollers revealed their most powerful operation of the group phase.
Subsequent to the 19:15 score line at the rest, Granollers pulled before a six-goal lead (24:18). But this goal was a wakeup telephone for GOG, which started fighting for his or her very final chance.
With top scorer Lasse Möller scoring nine days as a whole, GOG reduced the gap goal with goal — and so were all near turn the game around at 29:28 with five minutes left.
However, GOG failed to level the score as Granollers procured their 2nd triumph of the group period in the dying moments.
As broadcasts THW Kiel are seeded through to the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals on 17/18 May, only three quarter final matching is going to be played. Even the fourth-ranked runnersup won’t advance, and for the next year running, it can be a Danish, after Bjerringbro-Silkeborg sought out in this phase at 2017/18.
Besides Holstebro, Saint Raphael Var Handball and TSV Hannover-Burgdorf would be the second-ranked teams moving to the Quarter Finals, in which they’ll meet FC Porto Sofarma, Füchse Berlin along with Grundfos Tatabánya KC because of their competitors.