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Handball: THW Kiel continues its descent

Handball: THW Kiel continues its descent


Handball: THW Kiel continues its descent

Victory for Flensburg in the top game, next defeat for Kiel: Vice champion SG Flensburg-Handewitt celebrated an important success at the highly traded MT Melsungen with 30:25 (16:11) and took third place in the Handball Bundesliga.On the other hand, record champion THW Kiel lost after a miserable second round with 22:30 (13:14) at the HSG Wetzlar and can already after the third defeat of the season on the 6th.Matchday from 21.I’m going to say goodbye to the championship title.

After a mixed start, the foxes Berlin clinched a 26:24 (14:14) victory against the TVB Stuttgart and finished second in the standings with 8:0 points ahead of Flensburg, Wetzlar (both 8:4) and Melsungen (7:5).TSV Hannover-Burgdorf, who will play their sixth match of the season on Sunday at DHfK Leipzig (12.30 hrs/Sky), will continue to lead the standings with 10:0 points.

The duel of the traditional clubs Frisch Auf Göppingen and TBV Lemgo ended 27:27 (14:11).The HC Erlangen and rising star TV Hüttenberg also tied at 26:26 (15:14).

Flensburg dominated the game in front of 4300 spectators in Melsungen from the beginning.Rasmus Lauge Schmidt was the most successful thrower with ten goals.Although the MT was able to reduce the gap to three goals at the beginning of the second round, the runners-up did not become a serious threat to the runners-up.

“Many teams are having problems here,” said Flensburg coach Maik Machulla at Sky:”That’s why I’m happy and proud, because the boys did very well in the important stages.

The match in Wetzlar was well balanced for a long time, but at the beginning of the second half of the game the hosts set themselves apart with four goals in a row.Kristian Björnsen, who extended his contract until 2021 just before the match, scored eight goals, scoring a hundred percent.For Kiel, it was their third defeat of the season – the North Germans had to wait 19 days for 19 matches before they won the game.

“We’ve caused problems for ourselves, and in the middle of the second half of the match there was a certain resignation in the team,” said Kiel coach Alfred Gislason at Sky, adding self-critically:”Maybe it was my fault.

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