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The Romanian champions hosted and easily won Group 3. Valcea prove their class once again.

Unbeatable Oltchim Valcea

After winning the Champions Trophy, Oltchim Valcea also won the Qualification Tournament in Valcea to get to the CL. Not only did they qualify, but also won all their matches against Madeira, Minsk and Byasen with big margins.

Valcea can prepare for the biggest challangeDay 1

First match of the tournament Oltchim Valcea vs Madeira Andebol ended with 35:20 (20:10). The best players were Lecusanu with seven and Seabra with ten goals.

As expected, in second match Byasen defeated Minsk 33:15 (19:7). Frafjord was best scorer of the match with six goals.

Day 2

In their second match Oltchim also showed impressive performance against Minsk and comfortably won 39:13 (18:6). Seven goals scored Nechita and Meier. Best player of Belarus team was Sakinovici with three goals.

Byasen also had easy job against Madeira. Match ended with score 37:24. The best player of the match was Camila Herrem with twelve goals.

Day 3

At the beginning of the last day Belaz Minsk defeated Madeira Andebol 30:26 (12:10).

But derby of the tournament was the last match Oltchim Valcea vs Byasen Trondheim. After a good start of both teams, the score was equal at 11:11. Then home team started increasing the margin and they won the first half with score 15:12. In second half Norwegians also did not find solution how to stop Tadici's team who won comfortably 30:22. Meirosu scored seven goals for Oltchim. Grimsbo had 16 saves and sisters Snorroeggen scored five goals each.

For sure Romanian Champions will cause problems for all the opponents in Group D. Although they had to play qualifiers, Oltchim Valcea are favourites of their group with Viborg. Buducnost and Budapest Bank FTC will have an immense task to fight with Oltchim and Viborg – most probably the best teams of Europe at the moment.

TEXT: Ivan Ambros