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ROUND PREVIEW: In the semi-finals of the Men's Challenge Cup Stord await Liberty Seguros, S. L. Benfica host Romanian Handbal club Odorhei

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Stord visiting former Champions League finalists

In the semi-finals of the Men's Challenge Cup two Portuguese teams have the chance to proceed to the final.

In the first semi-final on Saturday at 16:00 hrs local time Liberty Seguros ABC/UMinho, who reached the EHF Champions League final back in 1994, will face the Norwegian club Stord Handball.

The team of Danish coach Jesper Holm will travel with a very international squad to Portugal for the first leg match as Stord count players of six different nationalities.

S. L. Benfica will travel to Romania in the second semi-final to compete with Handbal club Odorhei for a place in the final.

While Benfica have already reached the final of the tournament in 2011, playing a semi-final in a European competition is a completely new experience to their hosts in the first leg.

The first leg match will take place in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania on Sunday at 18:00 hrs local time.



TEXT: Peter Bruun / me