Polish champions Vive Tauron Kielce celebrated the first victory in the new season of the VELUX EHF Champions League. Talant Dujshebaev boys had no problem to find the winning rhytm against French Montpellier Handball 30:23 (17:11). In the battle of two teams on different quality level, Poles were on the wings of 4.200 fans in their hall.
The TOP scorer was Karol Bielecki with seven goals for the winners, while Slovenian lefthander Jure Dolenec netted 6 for the French vice-champions who suffered second defeat after starting against RK Vardar.
Vive Tauron Kielce – Montpellier Agglomeration HB 30:23 (12:11)
Vive Tauron: Sego – Jurecki 3, Tkaczyk 1, Reichmann 3, Aguinagalde 3, Bielecki 7/2, Jachlewski, Strlek 1, Lijewski 5, Buntić 2, Zorman, Cupić 4.
Montpellier: Gerard – Simonet, Toumi 3, Dolenec 6, Esteki, Guigou 4/1, Costa, Borges, Bouschet, Gaber, Bonnefond 5, Fabregas 3, Gajić 1, Mackovsek 1/1.