Handball Bundesliga: “Give it your all”: Magdeburg needs to win the Champions League | EUROtoday

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The championship celebration on Sunday is sort of over, the main target is on the long run: After the triple of Super Globe, DHB Cup and German Championship, SC Magdeburg can win the subsequent title subsequent weekend in Cologne. Then will probably be the Final Four of the Champions League to defend the title. In the semi-finals, the Magdeburg handball professionals will face the Danish high membership Aalborg HB, together with the previous Kiel high goalkeeper Niklas Landin.

“We can't promise that we'll win, but we can promise one thing: We'll give everything for you,” stated left winger Matthias Musche on the Magdeburg city corridor balcony. Team captain Christian O'Sullivan doesn’t consider that the championship title will change a lot in regards to the situations for the ultimate match in Köln modifications: “It's a weekend with four very good teams. You have to play two incredibly good games – and that still doesn't mean you'll win everything.”

O'Sullivan on Barcelona: “That's pretty crazy”

In addition to defending champion Magdeburg and Aalborg, THW Kiel and FC Barcelona are additionally collaborating within the finals. Magdeburg's captain sees the Spaniards as favorites, as a result of “six Final Fours in a row, that's pretty crazy.”

At SCM they historically suppose from recreation to recreation and so their full focus is initially on their semi-final opponents Aalborg. “They have just won the championship, they are also a top team – and we have to play very, very well against them to have any chance of playing for the title,” defined O'Sullivan.

Gisli Kristjansson was not too long ago a trigger for concern. The Icelander hit the corridor ground arduous within the league recreation in Mannheim. The 24-year-old was rested within the final league recreation with a suspected concussion. “We are very, very cautious at SC Magdeburg and will not risk anything. We can only wait and see the test results from day to day,” defined coach Bennet Wiegert to Dyn.

Kristjansson was current on the championship celebration in town corridor balcony – maybe an excellent signal for the MVP of final 12 months's Final Four.

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