EHF CL (W): Oltchim confirms semifinal, Larvik surprised by Midtjylland! | Handball Planet

EHF CL (W): Oltchim confirms semifinal, Larvik surprised by Midtjylland!

In the Women’s Champions League, one more semi-finalist is known. That is the team of Oltchim RM Valcea, which took advantage of playing at home this round, and beat the Slovenian champion RK Krim Merkator with 30:26. In the other game in this group, Buducnost allowed no surprise at home, and had a steady advantage throughout the whole game, and in the end beat Metz with 32:26. With 10 points for Buducnost and 7 for Oltchim one round before the end of the Main Phase, the semi-finalists are well known.

In the Group 1 however, things got even more interesting, and it will be the final round that will decide who will be the 2nd semifinalist, as Gyori is already assured their place. The surprise happened in Norway, as Midtjylland made a superb win against Larvik with 27:20, despite trailing at half-time by 1 goal. In Hungary, Itxako shared points with Gyori, with 25:25 the final result. This now means that Midtjylland is 2nd with 4 points, sharing it with Larvik who are also with 4 points, while Itxako also have their chances as they are just 1 point behind them. In the final round, Larvik will have a hard task as they host Gyori, while Itxako will have home-court advantage when they host Midtjylland.

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