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With a derby win, SC Magdeburg makes the championship excellent

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The subsequent title: Magdeburg secured the championship after profitable the cup

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SC Magdeburg can solely theoretically be denied the championship title. With a derby win towards Leipzig, the workforce defended its giant lead over Füchse Berlin. Now it may change into historic on the finish of the season.

DSC Magdeburg has gained its final catch-up sport within the Handball Bundesliga and has virtually secured its third all-German championship title. Coach Bennet Wiegert's workforce beat SC DHfK Leipzig 30:28 (17:13) on Sunday. Omar Ingi Magnusson was Magdeburg's finest scorer with 16 targets, whereas Matej Klima was essentially the most profitable for Leipzig with six targets.

With two video games to go, Magdeburg is 4 factors and 84 targets forward of its pursuer, Füchse Berlin, who can solely theoretically displace the Elbe metropolis workforce. After the top, the Magdeburg gamers celebrated exuberantly on the court docket after which along with the followers. The Elbe metropolis workforce can also be nonetheless within the race within the Champions League.

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“It was a world tour to get to the position we are in now,” says Bennet Wiegert
Handball membership SC Magdeburg

On April 15, the SCM gained the German Cup title for the third time in its historical past. Led by goalkeeper Sergey Hernandez, who changed Nikola Portner, who was banned for violating doping laws, the Elbe metropolis workforce beat the underdogs MT Melsungen 30:19 (13:11) in entrance of 19,750 spectators in Cologne, giving them an opportunity on the triple.

Magdeburg has to tremble till the top

Against Leipzig, the protection dominated firstly, and it took the company from Leipzig 4 minutes to attain the primary objective of the match. After a number of referee selections, the sport turned very hectic, which disrupted the stream of the sport. Leipzig tried to place the SCM playmakers below stress with an offensive protection, however was not constantly profitable. At one level, the SCM led by two targets, however the company equalized. Magdeburg responded with a 4-0 run and will have even led by extra at halftime.

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Jan Ullrich and Peter Becker training in Merdingen in 1997
Jan Ullrich and his coach

Even after the break, the sport remained shut as a result of Leipzig saved retreating rapidly and SCM hardly had an opportunity to play at pace. Leipzig got here inside one objective earlier than Magdeburg discovered its offensive type once more. Magdeburg then bought some respiration room once more, however was solely capable of resolve the sport within the last minutes.