Ten things to now before the EHF Champions League Final match between Vive Tauron Kielce and MVM Veszprem at Lanxess Arena in Cologne (18 hrs).
Seven Croatian guys will play at the EHF FINAL4 Final match between MVM Veszprem and Vive Tauron Kielce – four in Polish (Denis Buntić, Marin Šego, Ivan Čupić and Manuel Štrlek) and three in Hungarian team (Mirko Alilović, Renato Sulić and Ivan Slišković)
Slovenian playmaker Uroš Zorman could become only the fourth player who won EHF CL trophy with three different teams (RK Celje PL and BM Ciudad Real). Three others are Nikola Karabatić, Siarhei Rutenka and Jose Javier Hombrados.
Only eight goals Momir Ilić is far away from the title of the best EHF FINAL4 scorer of all time. Filip Jicha netted 55, while Ilić is in 48.
Kielce and Veszprem didn’t play official match since February 2012, when Poles won 24:21 at Veszprem Arena.
The last time Europe witnessed the Final without Spanish or German team in 1989, when SKA Minsk beat Romanian Steaua.
EHF CL FINAL4 has neven been played without Icelandic coaches!
Kielce suffered the biggest defeat ever in EHF CL history against, in that time, Fotex Veszprem 30:41, in 2002.
Talant Dujshebaev has a chance to win his fourth title. He won three as BM Siudad Real coach.
Dujshebaev and Sabate have never played against eachother.
Polish teams lost all three EHF CL (Champions Cup) final matches. SLASK in 1978 and Gdansk in 1986 and 87. Hungary has a title of Honved Budapest in 1982, but also two defeats of Veszprem in 2002 and 2015.
PHOTO: Filip Viranovski, gol.mk