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GROUP 1 PREVIEW: On Sunday, Metz, Rostov and Buducnost all have the opportunity to secure their progression to the Women's EHF Champions League Quarter-finals

Three teams with a chance to book early quarter-final ticket

While Györi Audi ETO KC have already secured their Women’s EHF Champions League Quarter-final spot in Group 2, no team can boast the same in Group 1. However, the situation may change on Sunday – if Metz, Rostov and Buducnost all claim victories, they will be sure to proceed to the next stage with three games remaining in the main round. 

Metz Handball (FRA) vs Kobenhavn Handball (DEN)
Sunday 10 February, 15:00 local time, live on

  • Metz started the main round with two wins and now top Group 1 with nine points

  • The French side still boast the most effective defence among all main round participants, with 138 goals conceded

  • Kobenhavn are fourth-placed with four points after a draw with Odense in the Danish derby on Monday (24:24) 

  • The Danish team beat Aalborg 32:27 in a domestic league match on Wednesday

Odense HC (DEN) vs Rostov-Don (RUS)
Sunday 10 February, 15:10 local time, live on

  • After a defeat at Metz, Rostov showed their power again last week by beating Buducnost

  • Odense split the points with Kobenhavn and are fifth-placed with four points

  • Both teams have a perfect record in their domestic leagues: Odense claimed 20 wins in 20 games, Rostov won all 16 of their matches

  • Rostov still cannot rely on their leader Anna Vyakhireva, who has a hand injury 

Buducnost (MNE) vs Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA)
Sunday 10 February, 19:00 local time, live on

  •  After the defeat at Rostov, Buducnost slipped to the third place in the group

  •  The Montenegrin side have a perfect record in home matches this season

  •  Brest lost the French derby against Metz and are bottom of the group with two points

  •  Brest’s Ana Gros is the competition’s top scorer with 56 goals  

TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / cg