The German teams in the EHF Cup started off with victories. Frisch auf Goppingen had a rather easy task at home against Swedish Guif in a game they won 37:26 (20:16). Rhein-Neckar Lowen had a lot of luck as they won in Presov against Tatran with 34:33 (17:17), with a last-second goal. SC Magdeburg at home easily trashed Besiktas with 33:18 (17:6).
Other scores: Motor 21:24 KIF Kolding, Cimos 25:21 Naturhouse La Rioja