The University of Malaga and Duisburg-Essen classify for quarter-finals

Montpellier and Frankfurt will compete tomorrow for the first and second position in Group B at 19.00 hours at the CTA venue

The University of Malaga kept hammering teams, and this time it was the turn of the University of Minho (19-35). The Championship’s host didn’t show any sign of weakness—rather the contrary. Carlos Barbero, an outstanding university student, made the match bitter for the Portuguese team. He shrinked the goal in every attack and never let them get comfortable when throwing. In the offensive phase, every member of the UMA contributed and split the minutes to get to quarter-finals in good shape. Since they’ve fulfilled their objective, tomorrow the Malaga team will find out who their opponent will be in the most significant part of the competition.

Moreover, Duisburg-Essen (Germany) qualified for the male quarter-finals thanks to their second victory in a row (17-22) against Stefan cel Mare of Suceava (Romania) with a scoreboard that was very close until the very end. The stops from the German goal-keeper Cristian Thommessen were decisive in the comeback after the half time (10-9). Also, the haste was the worst enemy of the Romanian team, and the goals of Tobias Reich (7) led the Duisburg-Essen team to the victory.

Basilea (Suiza) y Oporto (Portugal) se citaron en un interesante partido para ver el equipo que estrenaba su casillero. En el caso de los suizos debutaban en este apasiónate evento. Enfrente chocaron con un adversario apremiado por ganar después de caer ante Barcelona. Los lusos equilibraron las estadísticas de su clasificación antes de encontrar una plaza para la siguiente fase en su último encuentro. El resultado final en el Argüelles fue favorable a los jugadores del país vecino (25-31).

Basel (Switzerland) and Porto (Portugal) met in an interesting match to sort out which team would get their first points in the event. In the case of the Swiss team, it was also their debut game in this exciting Championship, in which they clashed with a rival that had the urgent need to win after being defeated by Barcelona. The Portuguese team managed to put some balance in their standings before heading to seek a spot in the knock-out phase in their next game. The final result in Argüelles favored the players from Portugal (25-31).

To close another entertaining day full of handball in Antequera, Split (Croatia) fell to Frankfurt (Germany) in a Group B game. The Germans will challenge tomorrow the French from Montpellier for the first and second positions at the Technified Athletics Centre at 19.00.