Madeira in Semi Final after thriller at Helsinki
AM Madeira Andebol SAD have attained the semi-finals of this Adult Males ’s Challenge Cup after a 26:26 draw away against Finnish Dicken. Also, A. E. K. Athens HC, HC Neva SPb and CSM Bucuresti comfortably innovative as the yield suits of these quarter-finals were carried out this weekend.
Dicken Appear one goal short
Madeira endured an extremely close quarter-final encounter with European Cup debutants Dicken out of Finland. Having won 28:27 at home, Madeira only made it with a 26:26 draw Helsinki on Saturday afternoon.
Nevertheless, the home team had been close to snatching the ticket towards the end of their second leg. Until the very last minutes, Madeira seemed to be cruising towards the semi final. They led 12:10 at halftime and so were up 17:11 early in the second half.
However, at 25:20 down with seven minutes left, Dicken launched a remarkable come back and with 14 seconds left, Tadas Stankevicius equalised to get 26:26.
Only one goal more would have sent Dicken to the semifinals, but there was no time for yet another attack.
Athens make up four-goal deficit
Madeira’s next competitors, Athens, were chasing a four-goal shortage against Dynamo-Victor after losing 25:21 at Russia last weekend, but on home court, A. E. K. had no trouble dividing.
Dynamo-Victor were only able to follow the home team until 6:6, but the hosts had built a 14:9 lead at halftime and so they went 10 ahead early in the second half.
The visitors created a little tension since they reduced to 27:21, but Athens, who have been at the final last year, remained six goals ahead before ending, 30:24.
Another six-goal win for CSM
Despite the aid of a enormous 3,300 spectators, Borac could not keep CSM from landing a second clear win. The visitors were leading 16:9 at halftime already and ultimately cruised in to the semi-final with a 29:23 win.
Tremendous wing for St. Petersburg
At the semi-final, CSM is going to likely be Against HC Neva SPb. The Russian team had odds in their side after winning their first match 33:26 off against HC Vise B M.
And the St. Petersburg-based team proved more dominating at home, where they completely overran their opponents.
It merely took St. Petersburg 2-2 minutes to get their initial 10-goal lead (16:6), and at halftime, they certainly were leading by 1-2 (22:10).
From the 2nd half, your home lasted increasing their lead for a thumping 41:19 victory.