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MIDWEEK PREVIEW: While group A sees a clash that will decide who temporarily sits on top of the table, group D’s midweek fixtures feature two leading sides taking on two teams fighting to climb the ranking

Flensburg and Barça battle for first; Bucuresti aim to stay top

In group A of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2019/20, everything remains undecided, as five teams are within one point of each other. Two of them will face each other on Wednesday, with SG Flensburg-Handewitt welcoming Barça. 

Should the German side take the two points, they will temporarily lead the group, while the Spanish team need only one point to pull away from Paris Saint-Germain HB and Aalborg Handbold, the two other co-leaders.

In group D, C.S. Dinamo Bucuresti will strive to hold onto their first place when they host Orlen Wisla Plock, who are struggling to stay in touch with the top. In Switzerland, Kadetten Schaffhausen are also trying to inch closer to the top of the table when they welcome second-ranked GOG.

SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER) vs Barça (ESP)
Wednesday 30 October, 19:00 CET, live on ehfTV.com

  • Barcelona have the most prolific offence of the VELUX EHF Champions League at the moment, with 178 goals scored in five rounds

  • Flensburg, on the other hand, have the most efficient defence, with only 115 goals received

  • Barça are currently sharing top of the group with Paris and Aalborg, with all three teams on eight points. Flensburg are one point behind

  • The teams have not played each other since 2017. Flensburg only took two confrontations out of the eight mutual encounters played, one of them being the semi-final at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2014

  • This is the first time Danish goalkeeper Kevin Møller will play against his former teammates at Flensburg

C.S. Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU) vs Orlen Wisla Plock (POL) 
Wednesday 30 October, 18:00 CET, live on ehftv.com

  • Bucharest enter the court as the number one side on the table, with eight points from three wins and two draws

  • Wisla Plock arrive in round 6 as the third-ranked side in the group, with five points

  • The first meeting between these teams, on October 20, ended in a 26:26 draw 

  • Both teams are currently first in their national league


Kadetten Schaffhausen (SUI) vs GOG (DEN) 
Thursday 31 October, 20:15 CET, live on ehftv.com

  • GOG travel to Switzerland as the second-ranked side in group D, though they count eight points – the same as table leaders Dinamo Bucuresti

  • Kadetten will enter BBC Arena in Schaffhausen fourth on the table, with four points from their five matches thus far

  • Apart from chasing the two play-off spots, Kadetten will be seeking revenge for the 35:30 loss in Denmark on October 20

TEXT: Kevin Domas / Peter Bruun / cg