The handball players of Kielce and Barcelona are the finalists of the Champions League. The former defeated Veszprem in the semi-finals of the final tournament in Cologne with 37:35, and the latter with 34:30 Kiel.
The Hungarian team dominated in the first half of the first match at the Lanxess Arena and was under the control of the Polish champion. She went to the break with an advantage of two goals (16:18), after the 35th minute, when the Slovenian circle striker Blaž Blagotinšek received a red card, but her game fell apart.
The experienced Poles, led by the famous Talent Dušebajev, then took advantage of the absence of the Veszprem defense pillar, led by four goals fairly quickly and defended a nice advantage until the last sound of the siren.
Blagotinšek scored one goal for the losers, Gašper Marguč so six.
Kielce will be hoping for their second Champions League title after the 2015/16 season on Sunday. At that time, the current Slovenian coach Uroš Zorman also played for the Polish team, and in the final she beat Veszprem with 39:38 after 7 penalties.
Barcelona, the 10-time winner of this competition, broke the resistance of four-time European champions Kiel in the middle of the second half when they took the lead with 29:25 left.
Blaž Janc scored two goals for the Catalans, Domen Makuc however, he did not get a chance to play. Miha Zarabec he also contributed two goals for Kiel.
Champions League, Semifinals
KIELCE – Veszprem 37:35 (16:18) Moryto 8, Karačić 5; Lauge Schmidt 8, Strlek 7, Marguč and Nenadić after 6 … Blagotinšek 1. RK: Blagotinšek 35.
BARCELONA – Kiel 34:30 (19:18) Gomez 12 … Janc 2, Makuc he did not play; Wiencek 7 … Earnings 2.
The finals will be on Sunday at 6 p.m.