The schedule for the group phase of the Women’s EHF Champions League has been confirmed.
Play begins on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 September, with the first eight clashes in the two groups now revealed. The time of each match is yet to be decided, but all matches will start either at 16:00 and 18:00 on Saturdays or at 14:00 and 16:00 on Sundays (CET/CEST).
Record EHF Champions League winners Györi Audi ETO KC will play away in the first round against newcomers CSKA of Russia in group B. The 2018-19 runners-up, Rostov-Don, are also playing away in the first round with a tie against FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria in group A.
Also in group A there promises to be an exciting match between CSM Bucuresti and Metz Handball. CSM inflicted one of just two losses of the 2019-20 main round on Metz back in February, beating the French visitors 32:27.
Meanwhile SG BBM Bietigheim host Team Esbjerg, who were in strong form last season, and RK Krim Mercator will play Vipers Kristiansand.
Elsewhere in group B, Brest Bretagne Handball will hope to continue a winning run against SCM Ramnicu Valcea in the European top-flight competition. Newcomers BV Borussia 09 Dortmund will travel to play Odense Handbold, while HC Podravka Vegeta face Buducnost..
The full group phase schedule can be downloaded here.