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SEMI-FINAL REVIEW: following a two-goal home victory, Malaga progressed to the final and will fight for the trophy with Lokomotiva Zagreb

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While Lokomotiva Zagreb proceeded to the EHF European Cup Women final without playing, their rivals in the decisive matches were determined in an all-Spanish clash.

Last weekend, Rincon Fertilidad Malaga defeated Club Balonman Atletico Guardes away from home in Pontevedra, 23:18, and now they defended their advantage on home court by winning again, 21:19.

• It was already Malaga’s third win against Atletico during the last four weeks, including a Spanish league game on 6 March, which ended 27:21
• in the low-scoring first half, Atletico took a 4:0 lead and were dominant until the break, as they were in front 9:7 after 30 minutes
• Malaga took their first lead in the match only in the 47th minute, when Maria Perez Martin made the score 13:12
• Malaga’s Silvia Arderius and Atletico’s Rosario Urban became joint top scorers of the game with five goals
• the matches Lokomotiva Zagreb vs Yalikavaksports Club were canceled due to the Covid-19 situation, and the Croatian side proceeded to the final

Spanish team writes history

For Malaga, who are playing their only third European season, reaching the first-ever final of a continental competition is already quite a milestone.

Now the Spanish team can go even further and win a trophy – however, it will not be easy as Lokomotiva have much more experience in Europe and already won the Challenge Cup as recently as in 2017.

TEXT: Sergey