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NIGHTMARE SEASON FOR THE CHAMPIONS: Rhein Neckar Lowen smash Montpellier

The reigning EHF Champions League winners, Montpellier Handball, suffering defeat by defeat in season in which they should defend the throne. The latest bad result happened in Mannheim (only 3.285 fans at SAP Arena) where Rhein Neckar Lowen beat French vice-champions convincingly 37:27 (16:13).

Jannik Kohlbacher netted nine goals for the winning squad who still has a nice chances to finish at the TOP of the group, while the only task of Patrice Canayer’s boys is to qualify for TOP 16, but in this form that will be “mission impossible”…

Rhein-Neckar Löwen – Montpellier HB 37:27 (16:13)

Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka (1) – Schmid (5/2), Lipovina (1), Sigurdsson (11/1), Radivojevic, Tollbring, Abutovic, Mensah (1), Fäth (3), Groetzki, Taleski, Guardiola (2), Petersson (2), Nielsen (2), Kohlbacher (9)

MHB: Gerard, Portner – Villeminot (4), Causse, Truchanovicius, Grebille (3), Guigou, Pettersson, Richardson (10/3), Kavticnik (1), Bonnefond (2), Faustin, Porte (4), Afgour, Soussi, Mamdouh (3)

STANDINGS:

1. Barcelona 6 5 0 1 204:163 10
 
2. Rhein-Neckar 7 5 0 2 229:207 10
 
3. Vardar 6 5 0 1 173:155 10
 
4. Vive Kielce 6 4 0 2 182:176 8
 
5. Telekom Veszprem 6 3 0 3 169:171 6
 
6. Meshkov Brest 6 2 0 4 157:174 4
 
7. Montpellier 7 0 1 6 185:213 1
 
8. Kristianstad 6 0 1 5 167:207 1
 

PHOTO: Rhein Neckar Lowen

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