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Györ and Brest want to extend unbeaten streaks

SCM Ramnicu Valcea and Györi Audi ETO KC have established a strong rivalry in the DELO WOMEN’S EHF Champions League.

It started 15 years ago, when the Romanian side eliminated Györ in the 2009/10 semi-finals, while the Hungarian powerhouse overpowered Valcea in the same phase of the competition in 2011/12 and again in 2012/13.

They meet again on Saturday, and while Györ have their quarter-final ticket in the pocket, Valcea want to win to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish in the group.

Like Györ, Brest Bretagne Handball have already done enough to be guaranteed of a quarter-final appearance, but the French side want to keep their unbeaten status when hosting IK Sävehof on Sunday.


SCM Ramnicu Valcea (ROU) vs Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN)
Saturday 8 February, 14:00 CET local time, live on

  • Györ lead the group with 11 points, while Valcea - on a two-game winning streak - are fourth with four points
  • Györ have been unbeaten for 33 straight CL games and won seven of their eight matches this season
  • the Traian Arena has been sold out since Wednesday, with 3,000 fans flocking to buy tickets
  • Valcea and Györ met 14 times in European Cup competitions since 2004, with Valcea taking six wins and Györ seven

Buducnost (MNE) vs RK Krim Mercator (SLO)
Saturday 8 February, 19:00 CET local time, live on

  • Krim won only two games from eight this season and lost the last two
  • Buducnost announced the arrival next season of Serbian playmaker Andrea Lekic from CSM on a two-year contract
  • Buducnost are third in the group with six points, while Krim are last with only two points
  • Buducnost won 12 of their previous 21 matches against Krim, including the last nine, as Krim’s last win came in 2009

Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA) vs IK Sävehof (SWE)
Sunday 9 February, 19:00 CET, live on

  • Brest can extend their unbeaten streak to nine games
  • Sävehof lost both their games in the main round, while scoring only 42 goals
  • if Brest win, it will be their 10th win in 27 CL matches; Sävehof have 13 wins from 74 games
  • both sides also met in the group matches two seasons ago, when Brest took both wins with an average margin of 10 goals

TEXT: Adrian Costeiu / ew