Handball: Flensburg is adopted by Lisbon: high recreation for the foxes | EUROtoday

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There had been blended emotions at Füchse Berlin after the draw within the high recreation of the handball Bundesliga. «If you're behind for the previous couple of minutes, we will be pleased with the purpose. If you take a look at the complete recreation, you’ll be able to really feel a little bit of dissatisfaction. I assumed we had been the higher staff from the primary minute,” stated coach Jaron Siewert after Sunday's 31:31 defeat at third-placed SG Flensburg-Handewitt.

The probabilities of profitable the Champions League have elevated for the league leaders from the capital and the dream of their first championship has been stored alive. But Berliners don't need to look that far but. There are nonetheless twelve video games left to play. “It was probably one of the toughest away games. It was an important step, but we still have a bit to go,” stated captain Paul Drux.

Despite a protracted lead, the Foxes had been forward Flensburg trailing within the last part. But two seconds earlier than the top, Lasse Andersson equalized. Drux subsequently significantly praised the staff's psychological energy. “We play with enough self-confidence and don’t let ourselves be disturbed in this hall,” he stated.

And the following game-changing recreation awaits the Foxes on Tuesday. Then the Berliners will combat in Group IV at Sporting CP Lisbon (8.45 p.m./Dyn) for direct qualification for the quarter-finals within the European League. “We want to show all of Europe that last Tuesday was just a bad day for the foxes,” stated bicycle owner Mijajlo Marsenic. Because the Berliners surprisingly misplaced the primary leg in Berlin final Tuesday 31:32.

The beginning place is subsequently clear. «Our objective is to go to the quarter-finals as first within the group. So we have now to win by not less than two objectives,” introduced Siewert. But Drux expects one other troublesome recreation. “Of course they have more self-confidence now. And especially after the first leg it’s going to be unpleasant,” he stated. That's why it's essential to remain calm in Portugal. “In the end nothing has changed, we wanted to win there too. But of course we have more pressure now,” stated Drux.

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