Handball national goalkeeper Andreas Wolff could not fulfill his dream of triumphing in the Champions League.
With Vive Kielce, the 31-year-old lost the dramatic final of the Final4 in Cologne against defending champions and record winners FC Barcelona 3:5 in a seven-meter throw. After overtime it was 32:32 (28:28, 13:14). The Catalans had already destroyed the title dreams of THW Kiel in the semifinals the day before.
The star squad from Barcelona started strong and quickly pulled away by three goals. However, Kielce was not discouraged and equalized four minutes before half-time at 12:12. Wolff, who was an important support for his team with numerous saves, played a large part in this.
After the change, the Spanish series champion lost his playful line a little and at 16:17 (36 th ) he took the lead again for the first time since 0:1. Kielce threw all his physique into the close match and was able to continue to rely on Wolff on the defensive. The Polish champions equalized three seconds before the end and saved themselves in extra time, which did not result in a decision. In the final duel of nerves, Barça had the better end for themselves.