Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 16:13 by Stefan Žabić
Goal for THW Kiel, 15:13 by Patrick Wiencek
Kiel lives again! Wiencek, served by Reinkind on the half-right circle, places the ball in the flat right corner.
Goal for THW Kiel, 15:12 by Harald Reinkind
In this phase, the zebras have no means against the enthusiastic Slovenians. In front they are very impatient.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 15:11 by Stefan Žabić
Dahmke’s shot from the left wing steers Gaberšek around the post in the far corner.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 14:11 by Aleks Vlah
The outstanding Vlah lets Wallinius out in the center with a simple turn and leaves Mrkva no chance to defend from seven meters.
Bilyk has a clear path on the central circle, but is denied by Gaberšek.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 13:11 by Aleks Vlah
Ekberg starts again after his miss. This time he is successful.
Goal for THW Kiel, 12:11 by Niclas Ekberg
2 minutes for Patrik Martinovic (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko)
Martinovic stops Dahmke’s counterattack with a foul by hitting his hand. The seven-meter penalty is followed by the first time penalty of the evening.
7-meter discarded by Niclas Ekberg (THW Kiel)
… Ekberg chases the ball over the left corner.
Wiencek gets the first seven meters out of the THW…
After conceding three goals in a row, Filip Jícha dies T1 card on the timer table.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 12:10 by Aleks Vlah
Vlah extends the lead of the Slovenians with a counterattack.
Gaberšek manages the eighth save against Reinkind’s distance throw.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 11:10 by Tilen Strmljan
Celje leads! Strmljan ignites the turbo in the center of the back, pulls to the half-left and completes from eight meters into the half-height left corner.
The zebras are currently defending very passively and have no access to the opposing backcourt.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 10:10 by Aleks Vlah
Goal for THW Kiel, 9:10 by Harald Reinkind
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 9:9 by Matic Suholežnik
The powerful circle runner of the Slovenians uses a pass by Vlahs that is worth seeing.
Goal for THW Kiel, 8:9 by Patrick Wiencek
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 8:8 by Tilen Strmljan
Strmljan finds a gap on the half-left and places the ball at a right angle, which is worth seeing.
Ekberg finds his master in Gaberšek from the right wing.
After a misthrow by Reinkind, Celje has the chance to equalize, but quickly gives the ball back.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 7:8 by Aleks Vlah
After an inaccurate circle pass by the guests, Vlah throws from his own circle into the empty guest box.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 6:8 by Gal Marguč
Marguc grabs the ball for the third seven-meter throw and, with a bit of luck, puts it in the right corner with a twisted touchdown.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 5:8 by Aleks Vlah
Vlah ends the Slovenian dry spell with a successful distance shot.
After conceding the next goal over the circle, Alem Toskić makes the T1 card Use.
Goal for THW Kiel, 4:8 by Patrick Wiencek
7-yards missed by Tim Cokan (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko)
… Cokan fakes once against Mrkva and then blasts the ball wide to the left of the target.
Suholežnik forces the next penalty throw…
Goal for THW Kiel, 4:7 by Petter Øverby
Three to the THW! He scored his third goal in a row via his new Norwegian from Erlangen.
Goal for THW Kiel, 4:6 by Magnus Landin
The left wing takes off again and this time overcomes Gaberšek with a bounce into the short corner.
Weinhold takes the ball from Mlakar.
Goal for THW Kiel, 4:5 by Magnus Landin
The North Germans get their first outside goal via Magnus Landin.
The Kiel attack at the expense of an empty goal with seven field players.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 4: 4 by Tim Cokan
… Cokan doesn’t give Mrkva a chance to defend himself from the brand either.
Suholežnik gets a first seven-meter throw against Wiencek…
Goal for THW Kiel, 3:4 by Patrick Wiencek
The circle runner succeeds in the third attempt of the first goal. He completes from half-right six meters into the half-height left corner.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 3:3 by Tim Cokan
Cokan equalized after another Kiel attack without a finish.
Wiencek commits an offensive foul on the circle. In return, Tilen Strmljan fails to stand alone against Mrkva.
Stefan Žabić (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko) is shown a yellow card.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, 2:3 by Ante Ivankovic
Goal for THW Kiel, 1:3 by Eric Johansson
Johansson’s next flare from the left eight yards hits the left angle.
Goal for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko to make it 1-2 by Tilen Strmljan
Strmljan puts the RK on the scoreboard as a result of a misthrow by Wiencek.
After the home side’s first attack ended in an offensive foul, Celje’s second from the central circle through Žabić fails at Mrkva.
Goal for THW Kiel, 0:2 by Eric Johansson
Johansson nets from the left backcourt into the far corner.
Goal for THW Kiel, 0:1 by Harald Reinkind
Reinkind opened the scoring after half a minute with a goal from the right backcourt.
Filip Jícha offensively sent Magnus Landin, Johansson, Bilyk, Reinkind, Ekberg and Wiencek into the race. Mrkva guards the guest box.
Celje vs. Kiel – round one in the Dvorana Zlatorog is open!
The anthem of the competition sounds.
The entry ceremony has just begun in front of a good 3000 spectators.
The EHF appointed the Danes Jesper Kirkholm Madsen and Henrik Mortensen to referee this game. The federation delegate is the Croatian Vladimir Sokol.
RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko returned to the EHF Champions League last week after a year’s absence. The 25-time Slovenian champion, who is the national training center for many outstanding handball players like today’s Zarabec from Kiel, sold himself quite expensively in his opening game at Aalborg Håndbold, but ultimately had to admit defeat to the Danish representative with 32:36.
THW Kiel is still at the very beginning of an exhausting autumn, but there are two games per calendar week until the international break in mid-October and the load remains similarly high towards Christmas. The North Germans traveled to Slovenia with an impeccable record of five competitive matches: In addition to four clear successes in the Handball Bundesliga, they started the new premier season last Wednesday with a commanding 36:26 home win against Elverum Håndball.
Hello and welcome to the EHF Champions League early Wednesday evening! THW Kiel takes on RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko on matchday 2 of the group phase. The Slovenian serial champion and the European champion of 2020 will face off at 18:45 in the Dvorana Zlatorog.