The Women’s EHF Champions League 2016/2017 is now completed! European handball got last three teams of the elite competition – the winners of the qualification’s tournaments which have been played last weekend in Spain, Norway and Slovenia.
The German HC Leipzig beat Austrian HYPO 32:30 for the place among the 16 best teams. German girls will join Group B where are ZRK Vardar, Astrahanocka and FTC.
Slovenian RK Krim Mercator demolished Italian Indeco Conversano 37:16 at the final on home court. Italian girls made huge surprise by beating Polish Lubin at semi-final.
Krim Mercator: Marinček (14 saves), Stefanišin (2 save), Pandžić (6 saves); Georgijev 3, Benko 5, Blažević 3, Milanović Litre 4, Jeriček 1, Hrnčič 1, Bajramoska, Omoregie 5, Koren, Barič 5 (1), Kamdop 7, Amon 3, Zrimšek.
Indeco Conversano: Giona (10 saves), Duran Morens 7, Cacciopoli, Barani 1, Rotondo 4 (1), Chiarappa, Albertini 1, Bertolino, Moroca, di Pietro, Lo Greco 1, Ganga, Babbo 2, Romualdi.
EX- EHF CL champions from 2001, Krim will join Scandi group D with Larvik, HK, Team Esbjerg and Savehof.
Norwegian Glassverket used the chance of playing at home court to book EHF CL ticket in the final against Croatian RK Podravka 28:19 (12:12).
GLASSVERKET – PODRAVKA VEGETA 28:19 (12:12)
GLASSVERKET: Rundbraten (16+0), Langeli (-), Johanesen (-+0); Leipart 3, Merg 1, Andenaes 3, Bjoernsen 7, Haraldsdottir 3(1), Josendal, Narvesen, Christensen 9, Wolf, Bronsta, Ellertsen, Hovland, Iversen 3.
PODRAVKA VEGETA: Jukić (-), Kapitanović (9+0); Zadravec 3, Dežić 1, Karlovčan, Krsnik 2, Milošević, Džono, Nemaškalo 4, Mrđen, Papac, Vidak 4(2), Pavlović, Petika, Gugić 1, Debelić 4.
Norge girls will play in Group A with ZRK Buducnost, Thuringer HC and Metz Handball.