SC Magdeburg returns with victory

SC Magdeburg has returned with a clear victory in the Handball Champions League. Bennet Wiegert’s team won 37:27 (18:12) against the Slovenian representative RK Celje.

In Group B, the defending champions remain safely second behind FC Barcelona, ​​who have the same points and have played one game less.

Three days after the unexpected defeat in the Bundesliga at Hannover-Burgdorf (27:28), Magdeburg showed strong nerves in Celje, especially in the second half.

The Wiegert team jumped out to a six-goal lead at halftime and remained focused when the hosts fought their way to within two goals at 22:24.

In the end, the eight goals each from the two top scorers Lukas Mertens and Omar Ingi Magnusson secured the important tenth success.

SC Magdeburg before summit meeting with FC Barcelona

Magdeburg now has eight days to prepare for the summit with Barcelona. The Catalans will be guests in Saxony-Anhalt on Thursday (8:45 p.m./DAZN).

In the first leg in September, the SCM suffered a clear defeat against the eleven-time champions of the premier class (20:32) and then started an impressive series of 30 games without defeat, which only ended on Sunday in Hanover.