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GROUP A PREVIEW: The two finalists of last season’s Men’s EHF Cup hope to continue their strong group phase campaigns and cement their place on top of the table

Berlin and Saint-Raphael look to increase advantages

Last season’s Men’s EHF Cup finalists Füchse Berlin and Saint-Raphael Var Handball can increase their advantages in Group A and move a step closer to the quarter-finals this weekend. On Sunday, both are playing at home against teams they beat away in the previous round. 

For Balatonfüredi, a defeat would mean elimination, while La Rioja would be under intense pressure. Therefore, some tough encounters can be expected. 

Füchse Berlin (GER) vs BM Logroño La Rioja (ESP)
Sunday 3 March, 19:00 local time, live on

  • Last weekend, Berlin won in Logroño 34:29, led by seven goals from Hans Lindberg

  • A victory would mean that Berlin secure a spot among the first two places in the group

  • With just one win so far in the group phase, La Rioja are under pressure to keep their quarter-final chances alive

  • Berlin have not lost a home game in the EHF Cup for more than one year

Saint-Raphael Var Handball (FRA) vs Balatonfüredi KSE (HUN)
Sunday 3 March, 19:00 local time, live on

  • Currently without points, Balatonfüredi must win to stay in the race for the quarter finals

  • In the first leg, Saint-Raphael took a 32:27 victory in Hungary

  • While Saint-Raphael’s Adrien Dipanda and Xavier Barachet are now back, Daniel Sarmiento was injured again on Wednesday and will be out for at least a month

TEXT: Kevin Domas / cg