The groups of the Women’s EHF Champions League have been completed after yesterdays’ two final qualification matches were played. In a very dramatic match, German Leipzig have managed to reach the group stage. In a regular time they played 28:28 against FTC, while after overtime it was 34:34. It had to be the penalties that decided the winner. Leipzig will be joining the group composed of Hypo, Krim and Dinamo-Sinara. Kudlacz led the Germans with 10 goals, while Visser contributed 8. Tomori was FTC’s best with 9.
In the other match, the Balkan derby saw the more experienced Podravka Vegeta make their way to the group stage. With a hard-fought 28:24 victory over hosts Radnicki Kragujevac, the Croatian side sees themself in group with Buducnost, Thuringer and Vardar, making it perhaps the most difficult group of the four. Niksic and Tatari were Podravka’s best with 6 goals each, while Radnicki’s Danilovic was the match top scorer with 8 goals.