"While Veszprém’s goalkeepers have almost no saves on their tally, Niklas Landin is well-prepared for their shooters, who did not score for more than 10 minutes. Paris Saint-Germain have never won the EHF Champions League, but their tall right back Dainis Kristopans has, lifting the trophy last year with Vardar. Vuko Borozan scores Veszprém's first goal, but an empty goal takes Kiel up 3:1. PSG have put Yann Genty in goal, after Vincent Gerard played the entire match yesterday, and Genty saved the first two shots by Veszprém. Meanwhile, earlier today Barça posted a video of their 'activation' session to prepare their legs for the big match ahead. The Men’s EHF EURO 2020 will see a number of debutants in the competition aiming to help their national teams at the first edition of the expanded event. Odds: Barcelona, which is undefeated this season in all competitions, is a big favorite: Here are the odds for each team to win the tournament: Barcelona: -155, .65 to 1. As well as the history between the two sides, it's worth noting that referees Matija Gubica and Boris Milosevic of Croatia become the first pair to whistle both a VELUX EHF FINAL4 semi-final and final, after taking on the first semi-final at short notice due to a positive Covid-19 test for the original pair. A total of 51 teams from 21 countries participated in the 2020–21 EHF European League. PSG have made a great start and after seven and a half minutes lead 6:4, with Dainis Kristopans and Nedimi Remili both netting twice. He calls a time-out and tells his team they cannot lose any more easy goals. QUARTER-FINAL, LEG 1MOTW: CSM Bucuresti (ROU) vs CSKA (RUS)Saturday 3 April, 16:00 CEST, live on EHFTV, Buducnost (MNE) vs Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)Saturday 3 April, 18:00 CEST, live on EHFTV, Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA) vs Metz Handball (FRA)Sunday 4 April, 16:00 CEST, live on EHFTV, LIVE BLOG: Running coverage of the DELO EHF Champions League first-leg quarter-finals. The 2020–21 EHF European League is the 1st edition edition of the EHF European League, replacing the EHF Cup as the second most important European handball club competition organised by the European Handball Federation (EHF), which had been in existance for 39 years.. European club handball will have a new look from the 2020/21 season onwards and a regular television slot in Europe for top-class handball will become reality after proposals for a revamp of the European club system were agreed in Paris at the EHF Executive Committee meeting, held on the fringes of the Women’s EHF EURO 2018. In Groups A and B, originally the top two teams qualify for the quarterfinals, with teams ranked 3rd to 6th entering the playoffs. There's plenty of ways to follow the action today - you've already found the blog, plus we'll have plenty of coverage on social media. We've used tracking technology to have a look at the teams' shooting last night. Group I: Denmark vs. Russia 34 Images Denmark earned the last semi-final place at the EHF EURO 2020 with a commanding 30:23 win against EHF EURO 2018 silver … The Barça defence and attack are both functioning well, and Paris's attempts at 7-on-6 are not working for them. But still, when you have Luka Cindric as back-up, even the loss of a genius can be compensated. Dika Mem forces his way through the Kiel defence and it's 15:15. Credit to Barça for stubbornly getting back into the game - this one looks like it's going to be a real fight throughout. ", 1 million euro of prize money at stake at VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020, Live blog: CSM and Györ power to first-leg wins, Live Blog: Baia Mare and Herning-Ikast advance to EHF Finals, Live blog: Kiel win VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020, [Modules.Footer.SocialLinks.TickTok_en-US]. The match ends in a slightly lacklustre way as the teams both run out of energy. Barça closed to two goals again, but once more Kiel have brought it back and it's 23:20 - despite some good saves by Gonzalo Perez de Vargas. He joined the club from USAM Nimes Gard this year and is definitely making his mark in this game. In both the men’s and women’s competitions, three former Champions League-winning teams will be featured in the 2020/21 season, alongside a number of other sides with international club title-winning records. THW Kiel: Current Roster & Active Players European Competitions Season Results History Statistics EHF: Home of Handball. After a decision by the EHF, all teams advanced. The scoring was pretty even to begin with, but a fumble by Dika Mem gave PSG a chance to establish a lead. Or in 2018, when PSG arrived as clear favourites of a French trio and finished third of those three after a semi-final defeat against Nantes. It's all going Kiel's way right now. "But PSG can exactly tell the same stories about Cologne – losing a final against Vardar in 2017, or giving away a chance at a place in the final in 2016. "There will be magic in the air in Cologne. Here's that great start to the match for PSG. Later on, both sides caused a huge number of technical errors, but also showed some great one-against-one actions. The ticket shop 1 on the grounds of … NEWS: The … The 2019–20 EHF Champions League was the 60th edition of Europe's premier club handball tournament and the 27th edition under the current EHF Champions League format. read more today, 3 hours ago. "After only 11 minutes, Kiel had to change their defence strategy, as Sander Sagosen had received his second two-minutes suspension, and could only be used in attack. Blaz Janc makes it 31:25 with a fast break as errors cost PSG dearly. He tells us how his recovery from injury is going, his favourite things about the LANXESS Arena, and answers a few fan questions. And sharpshooters such as Hansen or Elohim Prandi were more efficient with assists than with goals.". All four take a deep look at the upcoming VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 and share their opinions. PSG take third place and Veszprém go home in fourth. EHF Champions League EHF Champions League Men schedule updates – 30 March. History is in the making, stay tuned!". Barça have landed in Cologne and it's straight on to the bus - the strict hygiene protocols for the next three days mean that they will be whisked to the hotel, where they will stay in team bubbles each with their own floor and their own training venue. But their b, iggest asset was goalkeeper Kevin Møller, who replaced Gonzalo Perez de Vargas quite early and saved eight of 12 shots for an efficiency of 67 per cent. ... Their odds for winning the final are 13 and 5.5. The Match of the Week for the first leg of the DELO EHF Champions League 2020/21 quarter-finals sees CSM Bucuresti hosting CSKA. In each group, teams play against each other in a double round-robin format, with home and away matches. Nearly 80 per cent of fans on Twitter have given this one to Barça. Veszprém are in control right now, with Rodrigo Corrales saving most of the shots coming his way and Niklas Landin watching balls fly past him. Thanks for your support of all the teams and we hope you enjoyed every moment as much as we did! Source: Last edited on 26 September 2020, at 17:58, 2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League group stage, 2020–21 Women's EHF Champions League knockout stage, "EXEC finalises the … "Barça have the wider bench, but will this be enough against those bravely fighting Zebras from northern Germany?". Barça grabbed their chance with one player less on court, scoring a 2:0 run, and levelling the result at 15:15. PSG had more success from the wings, particularly on the right, and more success generally from the right of the court. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the European Handball Federation has postponed the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020, setting 28 to 29 December 2020 in Cologne’s LANXESS arena as the new date for the showpiece event of European club handball. It's 1:1 with a minute played. There's no sign that Barça have found something new in the break, or that Kiel have lost their momentum. Elohim Prandi equalises with a lovely goal after a period in which PSG have had the upper hand. Vuko Borozan equalises and Gasper Marguc takes the lead at 25:24 with 13 minutes left. The four-time EHF Champions League winners powered … Although PSG star Nikola Karabatic can't play the VELUX EHF FINAL4 due to an injury, we've still got him involved with the tournament. Will they be right? Tickets for VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 go on sale. Check out the previews of tomorrow's semi-finals. Their photographer David Vörös sent some shots of the journey, including a stunning overhead image of the LANXESS Arena itself, home to the VELUX EHF FINAL4. “Yet Jicha has a number of star individuals such as Sander Sagosen, Domagoj Duvnjak and Niklas Landin at his disposal, as well as the “masters of concrete” – Patrick Wiencek, Hendrik Pekeler and Steffen Weinhold – to form a human wall facing Ludovic Fabregas, Luis Frade and Cedric Sorhaindo. "PSG lacked two alternatives - playmaker Luc Steins and line player Hendrik Toft Hansen are ruled out through Covid-19 infections - and have only 14 players in Cologne. Hannah Jackson was joined by Kiel's Oskar Sunnefeldt and Gaspar Marguc of Veszprém ahead of their semi-finals tomorrow. A few passes have gone wrong for Veszprém and a few shots high or saved by Yann Genty, who is proving why Raul Gonzalez put him on court for this game. Hansen has never won the EHF Champions League trophy, but lost two finals: with Barça in 2010 against Kiel and with PSG in 2017 against Vardar. NEWS: The Match of the Week for the first leg of the DELO EHF Champions League 2020/21 quarter-finals sees CSM Bucuresti hosting CSKA. While the four best European club handball teams … Dylan Nahi is having a brilliant match, now with six goals as PSG make it 24:27. Kiel's Hendrik Pekeler is named MVP of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020. Classics games, highlights, best actions. In Cologne, you never know.". Both promise to be classic clashes, with lots of history between the teams. "Even two time-outs by coach David Davis did not change Veszprém’s way of playing. They drop the ball and Gómez makes short work of the goals to get it back to 26:23. Veszprém got back to two goals but Paris held their nerve and are five goals up. The 3/4 placement match at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 is no exception, especially for Veszprém. “The line player position is perhaps the only attacking role where Veszprém have the edge, with Andreas Nilsson and Rogerio Moraes stronger than Luka Karabatic, missing his counterpart Hendrik Toft Hansen. Click on one of the boxes below to find out more about the … EHFTV is live now with the warm-up! It's VELUX EHF FINAL4 finals day in Cologne and the four teams are preparing to send the 2019/20 season off with a bang. VIP guests enjoy an unforgettable weekend packed with thrilling matches, … EHF WOMEN’S Champions League. Lokomotiva Zagreb through to the EHF European Cup final. 2020 at a glance; Vote for the All-star Team; Official Mobile Game; Venues & Cities. The qualified teams for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 are Bar ... the city on the Rhine. Both Patrick Wiencek and Petar Nenadic are able to play after receiving red cards last night. Since the 2020/21 season, the format sees two groups formed, with eight teams each in Group A and B. There's still seven minutes to go and this could really go either way. Before the competition our journalists spoke to some of the players about their expectations for this year's EHF FINAL4. But after 30 minutes, it looks like Kiel can beat Veszprém for the second time in their fourth semi-final at Cologne.". Official site of the Men's EHF European Handball Championship 2020 in Sweden, Austria and Norway. Meanwhile PSG have not had a great deal of possession so far. But so often, when the Spanish club have arrived at Cologne as favourites, they have returned home empty-handed, such as in 2014 or last year, when they had their fate in their hands in the semi-final against Vardar, but again lost it. Did you miss the virtual arena tour earlier with Nikola Karabatic? The teams are on their way to Cologne and later on we'll bring you the best pictures from their arrival. Dainis Kristopans scores for PSG, quickly followed by Aron Palmarsson making a record ninth VELUX EHF FINAL4 appearance. PSG have extended their lead to four goals. Here's Björn Pazen's thoughts on the second semi-final, which throws off in 15 minutes. A brilliant goal from Ferran Sole opens the second half, and Vincent Gerard has made three superb saves to consolidate a good start for Paris. Who would have thought this at the end of the first half, or halfway through the second? So head on over to our Instagram story and ask away! Gasper Marguc and Petar Nenadic bring Veszprém level at 3:3. EHF Champions League CSM play hosts in first-leg MOTW. PSG and Veszprém have arrived at the LANXESS Arena ahead of the placement match. Brest won 30:19 and 27:22 in the French league this season, Metz and Brest met before in the EHF Champions League: in the 2018/19 main round, Metz clearly won both matches, 32:21 and 39:26. Make sure you're following us on Instagram as our story will be constantly updated tonight with video clips and more! Here's Vincent Gerard's earlier save - although Kevin Møller is currently the outstanding goalkeeper on the court. Compare to 2014, for example, when Flensburg came to Cologne without expectations and then beat Barcelona and Kiel to win the trophy. The teams are now all in Cologne and getting ready for tomorrow. Two empty goals by Domagoj Duvnjak and Kiel are back to a one-goal deficit from being four goals down! “Playing a placement match is always tough and comes down to hearts and heads, when hands and legs are tired. Get in the mood for tonight's matches with the highlights of yesterday's games! Here's a Sander Sagosen classic - long-range and fast. Here's an earlier fast break from Lekai that defies logic. Kiel are trying to put pressure on the Barça defence by using a seventh court player in attack, while the Catalan side seek to bring their line players in perfect position. "Right at the start, Nedim Remili and right back Dainis Kristopans took the responsibility in attack, while the Catalans counted on the assists of Palmarsson and Cindric and Mem's goals. "The first half of the placement match was entertaining, but also imprinted by a low attacking efficiency of both sides (Veszprém with 44 and Paris with 56 per cent scoring percentage) and with a huge number of missed shots from 100 per cent chances. EHF journalist Björn Pazen has examined the chances of PSG and Veszprém ahead of the 3/4 placement match, which begins soon. Join Paris Saint-Germain on their journey to Cologne yesterday in this great behind-the-scenes video! Barça receive an early penalty and Jure Dolenec comes on to take it, but misses - no goals so far. The top four teams in each group will qualify directly for the quarter-finals with … Photos: Kolektiff Images. It's also worth noting that Jure Dolenec comes in tonight for Barça, in place of Domen Makuc who played yesterday. POWER RANKING: Which teams can join the Spanish side as competition’s favourites when the EHF Champions League heads into the play-offs? MEDIA INFO: Vienna, the Austrian capital and home of the European Handball Federation, will host the EHF Congress on 23 and 24 April. On Monday, the EHF revealed the 12 top-seeded men’s teams set to contest the first edition of the European League, as well as the four top-seeded women’s clubs. This video from Veszprém will definitely get you in the mood for the upcoming drama! EHF / Sergey Nikolaev 27 March 2021, 12:00. Dass der Champions-League-Sieger der Saison 2019/20 während der Saison 2020/21 ermittelt wird, führt zu einer kuriosen Situation: Der norwegische Superstar Sander Sagosen spielte vergangene Saison noch für Paris und verhalf seinem Team zum Einzug ins Final Four - nun spielt er beim THW Kiel und könnte im Finale auf seine Ex-Kollegen treffen.. Das Final-Four-Turnier der Handball … Stay tuned for some special interviews on social media helping to build up the excitement - there's only 24 hours left before the VELUX EHF FINAL4 throws off! Watch the video here. About EHF EURO. Telekom Veszprém are in Cologne, flying over a short while ago from Hungary. Tom ‘Brannagáin will be providing English commentary for all 4 matches. Das EHF Pokal Final Four findet in 2020 erneut in Deutschland statt! Now it's Barça's turn to play seven-on-six. There are 24 teams participating at the Men's EHF EURO 2020 in Sweden, Austria and Norway. The 2020/21 season of the DELO EHF Champions League concludes on 29 and 30 May when the four best women’s teams meet for the seventh time in the Papp László Sportaréna in Budapest. It's now 6:3 and each of Veszprém's six goals have been scored by a different player! All participating teams enter the competition in the group phase. Das Event lockt jährlich tausende Fans aus aller Welt nach Köln, um die vier besten Teams Europas im Kampf um den begehrten Titel zu unterstützen. Or maybe only the last shot or the last save. ... who could make the Women's EHF EURO 2020 All-star Team. The draw was held on 1 July 2020 at the EHF headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Denmark. I am unbelievably proud of this team of what we put down in those two days. There will be one extra time consisting of two five-minute periods with a one-minute break halfway for the teams to change ends. The 2020–21 EHF Champions League knockout stage will begin on 31 March with the playoffs and end on 13 June 2021 with the final at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, to decide the winners of the 2020–21 EHF Champions League. Ticket Refund 2020 [Sr.Subnav.Close.Text_de-DE] EHF FINAL4 Men 2021. "Veszprém want to end their Champions League curse of never winning and Kiel want to end their six-year wait for another final – and in contrast to the first semi-final, this time, the defence will decide. NEWS: Find out how you can follow every moment of the VELUX EHF FINAL4. With under three minutes to go the Spaniards do seem to have wrapped this up. Their defence stands like a wall of concrete, although one of their best defenders, Pavel Horak, was ruled out for the semi-final. Filip Jicha is rotating his bench as much as possible; as Sander Sagosen already having served two suspensions he's being brought on for attack at the moment. Welcome to the live blog! One of the main questions prior to the second semi-final is which team can cope better with an empty arena? She found out what it's like to be playing your first EHF FINAL4, and what it's like to be playing your fifth, regardless of this year's special circumstances, as well as why matches between the two clubs are always so exciting. Little things and the daily form of key players such as the goalkeepers or the masterminds such as Domagoj Duvnjak or Petar Nenadic will be crucial. EHF journalist Björn Pazen has a few thoughts about the match ahead. Niklas Landin is performing brilliantly and Kiel are holding a five-goal lead at 26:21 with 12 minutes to go. There is no better place than LANXESS arena to make history like this – the theatre of handball dreams, where a string of underdogs have defied the odds to lift the trophy. Questa pagina è stata modificata per l'ultima volta il 15 set 2020 alle 17:33. The best men's club team on the continent will be decided in the … Welcome to the live blog for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020, which promises to be a true celebration of handball. ... they will see the four best teams of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2018/19 season battling it out for the coveted trophy on Saturday and Sunday. Here are the squads for tonight's matches. Many of you watching at home tonight will listen to Tom Ó Brannagáin's wonderful commentary on the matches. Vipers Kristiansand and Rostov-Don will play a double-header in Russia next weekend, which leaves three games scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, with the Match of the Week between CSM Bucuresti and CSKA headlining the card. Both teams have made some changes in their teams, and after a shaky start, they are on a good run. Barça are on the attack. A few thoughts from Björn Pazen at the break: "They did not beat Veszprém in the group matches in November and December, but when it counts THW Kiel are on a high. Final Weekend Malmo - Preliminary & Main Round Gothenburg - Preliminary Round. VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 30/31 May 2020 LANXESS arena Cologne powered by. It's taken PSG six minutes but they have finally scored, thanks to Nedim Remili. Veszprém lead 3:1 in what is a slow match so far. Fans present in Cologne can already secure their places for next year’s edition of the event as tickets for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020 go on sale on Saturday. “But still, when you look at the current Barça squad – their string of victories, their confidence, their strengths, their unstoppable attack, their feeling of a well-balanced and well-rehearsed team – they are definitely the favourites tonight. Matches are played in a double round-robin system with home-and-away fixtures. It's the first loss for Barça in 23 EHF Champions League matches, and what a time to lose. A five-year-wait for the trophy can be a truly long time if you are FC Barcelona. SEMI-FINAL 1 REVIEW: Barça end PSG dream with their 22nd EHF Champions League victory in a row and stay on track for their ninth trophy, SEMI-FINAL 2 REVIEW: Three comebacks and a final block against Veszprém secure Kiel their eighth Champions League final. Aleix Gómez just missed what ought to have been an easy equaliser, but it bounced off Vincent Gerard's foot and went high. Kiel lead 10:8 and Xavi Pascual is giving his team a talking-to, pointing out that Sander Sagosen is vulnerable as he's already had two two-minute suspensions. "Even though Mikkel Hansen missed two penalty shots, PSG turned a 3:6 deficit into 9:7, forcing Veszprém’s coach David Davis to a short, but intense time-out - but nothing changed, as PSG entered the locker rooms with a 14:11 advance. Plenty of goals since; Mikkel Hansen has just scored his sixth of the game, a penalty shot, and it's 24:20. Am 23. und 24. The draw of the EHF Cup group stage will take place on Thursday, 28 November 2019. With just over 23 minutes gone PSG lead 10:9. Earlier this week the EHF journalists broke down the four FINAL4 teams, examining how they rate in six key areas: attack, defence, goalkeeping, their benches, experience, and the X-factor. Barça seem to be back in control now. Kiel are also on their way to Cologne, making the short trip in what looks like a very small aeroplane! Kiel struggled from the left of the court too, although were better right on the wing and closer to the net. A superb fast break from Blaz Janc, followed up by Dika Mem's fourth goal of the game, gives Barça the lead for the first time at 11:10. The decisive point is to have a deep squad and all four teams can count on many top players – this is the top of the top of handball. Kolding - Preliminary & Main Round; Herning - Preliminary, Main Round & Final Weekend; Listen to the official EHF EURO podcast; Official Magazine; EHF EURO History. Steffen Weinhold gives Kiel a small cushion but now it's Barça back with the momentum.