Frisch Auf Göppingen qualified early for the quarter-finals as the winner of Group C in the men’s EHF Cup.
The first German European Cup winner celebrated his fifth victory in the fifth match of the Croatian runners-up RK Nexe with 27:24 (15:8) and is thus also in a defeat at the group finale on Saturday (31 March). March) against the Slovenian representative RD Koper.
Göppingen’s most successful pitcher was Marcel Schiller with six goals. Marco Rentschler and Kresimir Kozina each scored five goals for FA coach Rolf Brack’s team.
With Göppingen’s entry into the quarter-finals, the Bundesliga trio in the “Little European Cup” will end the preliminary round without a loss. Independent of his already established success in Group A as host of the final round, SC Magdeburg has already been determined as a “Final Four” participant, while former club world champion Füchse Berlin has also secured himself a place in Group B in the round of the best eight.