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GROUP 1 PREVIEW: The final placement of all six teams has already been determined ahead of the last main round matches over the weekend

All positions safe and secure in Group 1

With one round of games to go, not only have all Women’s EHF Champions League quarter-finalists been named, but the position of every team in Group 1 has been secured. The group participants will finish their duties in the main round on Saturday and Sunday. 

Rostov-Don (RUS) vs Odense HC (DEN)
Saturday 9 March, 16:00 local time, live on

  • Rostov are second-placed on 13 points, while Odense take fourth position with eight

  • Rostov won the reverse fixture in Odense, 30:26

  • The Danish team, who have claimed a quarter-final berth in their maiden season in the tournament, have won their last two matches in the main round

  • Odense suffered two straight defeats in the Danish league, against Aarhus and Esbjerg

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

  • Metz won all five matches in the main round

  • One of these victories was at home against Kobenhavn, 36:24

  • The French champions are certain to finish first in Group 1

  • In contrast, Kobenhavn have no chance of progressing following a defeat in the Danish derby last week

Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA) vs Buducnost (MNE)
Sunday 10 March, 17:00 local time, live on

  • Brest are the polar opposites of fellow French side Metz, as they lost all five main round games

  • Ana Gros is Brest's ray of light as she tops the Champions League scoring chart with 69 goals

  • Buducnost ended a five-match winning run on their home court, losing to Rostov last week

  • The Montenegrin team, now on 10 points, are bound to finish third in the group 

TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / cg