LAST WEEK IN THE VELUX EHF : Montpellier had a visit from City THC en route to the Super Globe, where an opposition await

Montpellier welcome American guests, while champions head east

National leagues are starting, titles are being decided and we are already set to enjoy some international club action as three an sides head to S Arabia, all of which we feature in ‘Last week in the VELUX EHF ’.

Reigning champions Vardar have arrived in S Arabia for the IHF Super Globe, an event which should tell us a lot about how strong the Skopje club look in comparison to last season.

Their potential opponents in the quarter-finals are debutants City THC, who visited Montpellier for their pre-tournament camp. The two sides trained together, before took on Montpellier’s second team in a friendly match.

Montpellier certainly seemed to find the joint-session useful as they went directly to Strasbourg and won the prestigious Eurotournoi pre-season tournament, finishing ahead of fellow top flight clubs Elverum, Chekhovskie Medvedi and Szeged, who they beat 27:25 in the final.

EHF Cup winners THW Kiel are also heading to the Super Globe and were already involved in their first fight for a trophy on Wednesday, facing Flensburg in the German Super Cup. After 60 minutes could not separate them, Flensburg’s Benjamin Buric was the hero as two penalty saves handed them the victory.

Veszprém got their domestic league campaign off to a bright start with two comfortable victories and it was the perfect opportunity to show off their new signings, which make for, quite frankly, a scarily impressive squad on paper.

A new signing who was not in the above squad is goalkeeper Márton Székely, but the Hungarian international is finding his own way of making an impact on the team.

        Photo credi    t: @NYCTeamHandball / Twitter    

TEXT: Chris O’Reilly


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