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QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: In Györ’s Audi Arena, TTH Holstebro aim to defend their five-goal lead against Grundfos Tatanbanya KC in the second-leg Men’s EHF Cup Quarter-final
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Crunch time in Györ

For once, it will not be Györi Audi ETO KC on court in Audi Arena, Györ for a home game on Saturday. Instead, Grundfos Tatabanya KC and TTH Holstebro will be taking the floor for the second leg of their Men’s EHF Cup Quarter-final tie. 

Holstebro are defending a five-goal from the first leg, which the Danish team won 29:24 at home, after leading 25:14 in the middle of the second half.

“It is going to be extremely tough in Hungary, where you can easily throw a five-goal lead away. I would set our chances to reach the finals to be 50/50,” said Holstebro coach Patrick Westerholm, while Tatabanya coach Vladan Matic added:

“The only positive thing about the first match was that we came down from minus 11 to minus five. I trust we cannot produce such a nightmare for 45 minutes again.”

Grundfos Tatabanya KC (HUN) vs TTH Holstebro (DEN)
Saturday 27 April, 16:00 local time, live of
First-leg result: 24:29

  • Holstebro are leading 29:24 following the first leg, when they allowed a clear 25:14 advantage in the middle of the second half to decrease significantly

  • Tatabanya are chasing the AKQUINET EHF Cup Finals for the first time in history, while Holstebro were there once before, in 2013

  • Holstebro have the undisputed EHF Cup top scorer in the form of left wing Magnus Bramming, with 84 goals, while Tatabanya’s most successful goal scorer is another left wing: Milos Vujovic, who is fifth with 53 goals

  • Holstebro suffered a 30:32 defeat at home to Sønderjyske in the Danish championship play-offs during the week, while Tatabanya had a week free of domestic matches

TEXT: Peter Bruun / cg