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THW Kiel win their sixth consecutive German championship.

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Strike number six

One week after celebrating the EHF Champions League title the whole city of Kiel went crazy again: more than 15,000 people celebrated the German championship on the big square in front of Kiel’s city hall.

Thanks to a 27:24 victory at the last league match in Großwallstadt, the northern Germans secured the second title after the EHF FINAL4 in Cologne, ending one point ahead of HSV Hamburg.

HSV had been in the lead from December on until the middle of May, but then lost the direct duel on home soil against THW. For Kiel it was the 16th German championship in their club’s history.

"The whole season has been absolutely unbelievable," Coach Alfred Gislasson said. "Next season we’ll be fighting for the title again," HSV manager Christian Fitzek added.

Bundesliga news

1,4 million spectators attended the 306 Bundesliga matches in this season. The three German teams qualified for the EHF Champions League are THW Kiel, HSV Hamburg and SG Flensburg-Handewitt. Rhein-Neckar Löwen ended as fourth ranked team and are hoping to get a chance to qualify via the wild card tournament.

After the championship Kiel signed another player. As two years before when they signed a Czech player from TBV Lemgo – at that time Filip Jicha – they reinforce their squad with defence specialist Daniel Kubes. With his two year contract he will take the position of Börge Lund, who transfers to the Rhein-Neckar Löwen.

TEXT: Björn Pazen