Füchse Berlin confidently reach the quarter-finals of the European League

Jacob Tandrup Holm vs. Eivind Tangen from Skjern Handbold

Jacob Tandrup Holm vs. Eivind Tangen from Skjern Handbold Photo: City Press

By Nicolas Sowa

The foxes Berlin handball players easily reached the quarter-finals of the European League. The Bundesliga club won the round of 16 second leg on Tuesday evening in front of 4,524 spectators in the Max-Schmeling-Halle against the Danish club Skjern Handbold with 38:32 (21:18).

The capitals had already won the first leg by 28:23. For the foxes it was the twelfth win in the twelfth game in this competition. The best Berlin throwers were Robert Weber with eight goals and Lasse Andersson with seven goals.

In the quarter-finals, the foxes meet the Kadetten Schaffhausen from Switzerland. The first game will take place on April 11th, followed a week later by the second leg in Berlin.

Three days after the sobering defeat at THW Kiel, the foxes took the lead against Skjern from the start. With the win in the first leg behind them, however, the final intensity may have been missing in one situation or another.

Lasse Bredekjaer Andersson vs. Skjern Handbold's Christoffer Bonde

Lasse Andersson against Christoffer Bonde by Skjern Handbold Photo: City Press

There were always larger gaps, especially on the defensive. Keeper Viktor Kireev had to leave again in the middle of the first half, Dejan Milosavljev came on, but he was initially unable to set any accents. Shortly before the break, the foxes left a few open throws, so they missed a higher break lead.

Immediately after the change of sides, Skjern even came close to scoring again (22:21). But the foxes stayed calm and responded with a 5-0 run.

The game was almost decided after 45 minutes when Emil Bergholt, who had scored eleven goals for Skjern up to that point, limped off with a knee injury. After that, the game flattened out, but the foxes easily brought the victory home.


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