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GROUP 2 MATCH REVIEW: Györ take another two points, after a clear 26:18 win against HCM Baia Mare...

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Experience lifts Györ past Baia Mare

After a painful loss against Larvik HK in the last round this win acted like a catalyst for a perfect wake-up call for the titleholders.

Györ understood the message perfectly and bounced back in style with a straightforward 26:18 win against HCM Baia Mare in the Women’s EHF Champions League Group 2 head-to-head.


HCM Baia Mare (ROU) vs Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN) 18:26 (9:13)

Baia Mare’s grand ambitions for the Main Round were thwarted by the Hungarian powerhouse as Györ took the lead early and never looked back.

A classic 6-0 defence proved to be rock-solid for Martin Ambros’ side, while the hosts struggled to score.

Key misses from Elisei, Gjorgjievska and Do Nascimento allowed Györ to take a three-goal lead in the 25th minute (10:7).

It went from bad to worse for the Romanian champions; a slow and predictable offense was Györ’s cup of tea who preyed on Baia Mare’s mistakes with fast counter-attacks.

But the Hungarian side could never have extended the lead without an excellent outing from Susann Müller.

The top scorer of the World Championship 2013 was Györ’s best player with 8 goals, followed closely by Heidi Loke who closed the game with seven goals to her name.

The final score reading 26:18 was maybe slightly flattering for the Hungarian side after they scored four unanswered goals in the last three minutes.

Györ’s experience and ability to close a game, even without Görbicz or Amorim, was the key for them taking the two points.

TEXT: Adrian Costeiu / bc