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EHF European League: Melsungen against Bjerringro Silkeborg!

EHF European League Round 1 in both categories has been drawn in Vienna.

Matches of the Round 1 in Men’s competition has been scheduled for August 29/30 and a week after.

Here are the pairs:

Zone 1

AHC Potaissa Turda (ROU) vs HRK Gorica (CRO)
HC Dobrogea Sud Constanta (ROU) vs HC Victor (RUS)
SKA Minsk (BLR) vs HC CSKA (RUS)
HEDO-B. Braun Gyöngyös (HUN) vs HC Butel Skopje (MKD)
HC Metalurg (MKD) vs RK Spacva Vinkovci (CRO)

Zone 2

TTH Holstebro (DEN) vs Valur (ISL)
IFK Kristianstad (SWE) vs ØIF Arendal (NOR)
Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN) vs MT Melsungen (GER)
Skjern Handbold (DEN) vs HK Malmö (SWE)
KS Azoty-Pulawy SA (POL) vs Haslum Handballklubb (NOR)

Zone 3

SL Benfica (POR) vs Fivers (AUT)
Pfadi Winterthur (SUI) vs Handball Esch (LUX)
PAUC Handball (FRA) vs Bidasoa Irun (ESP)
Club de Futebol Os Belenenses (POR) vs RK Trimo Trebnje (SLO)
HC Kriens-Luzern (SUI) vs RK Dubrava (CRO)

Women’s European League:

H.C. Dunarea Braila (ROU) vs Tertnes Bergen (NOR)
Molde HK Elite (NOR) vs Hypo Niederösterreich (AUT) 
Paris 92 (FRA) vs IUVENTA Michalovce (SVK)
WAT Atzgersdorf (AUT) vs Thüringer HC (GER)
Lugi Handboll (SWE) vs Kuban (RUS)
LC Brühl Handball (SUI) vs Alba Fehérvár KC (HUN)

The first leg of the six ties in qualification round 2 is scheduled for 10/11 October, followed by the second leg one week later.

The six winners will advance to qualification round 3 in November when 18 other teams are set to enter the competition.

Ultimately, 12 teams will qualify for the group phase starting in January 2021, joining the four teams – Denmark’s Herning-Ikast Handbold, Russia’s Handball Club Lada, Romania’s CS Minaur Baia Mare and Hungary’s Siófok KC – which have been directly seeded through to the group phase.

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