Füchse Berlin should be concerned about reaching the fourth European League Final. The Bundesliga handball team lost the first leg of the quarter-finals to empty ranks at French Premier League club Montpellier HP in a time of 29:32 (11:13) on Tuesday evening.
Berlin’s best shooters were Fabian, Eddy, and Lacey Anderson, with six hits each. The return match will be held next Tuesday in the German capital.
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Coach Garon Siwirt had to dispense with injured Milos Vujovic and injured Paul Drux. But even without the duo, Füchse got off to a good start and went 3-2. The guests worked with great defensive interest and initially allowed Montpellier only some good opportunities. But in attacking the outposts, Berliners found it very difficult to counter the offensive cover of the French.
So they lost some ball, missed throws, and then ran after residue. But the Foxes kept their cool and tied 7: 7 thanks to some powerful balls from goalkeeper Diane Milosavliev. But the last weakness remained and widened the gap to three goals for the first time (8:11).
The Berliners got out of the locker room well and advanced again 36 minutes later at 17:16. But they have now missed two goals. The foxes now gave a lot of litter and at the last stage the cap has decreased. The French took advantage of this and increased their lead to three goals. (Dpa)
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