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GROUP A REVIEW: FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria are now on a five-game unbeaten streak this season after a crucial 28:27 win against Brest Bretagne

FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria extended their unbeaten streak in group A of the DELO EHF Champions League 2021/22 to five games with a hard-fought 28:27 win against Brest Bretagne Handball. In the process, the Hungarian champions joined Rostov-Don on eight points.

FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN) vs Brest Bretagne Handball (FRA) 28:27 (15:17)

  • there were six lead changes in the first half, but Brest ended the half with a 3:0 run that propelled them to a 17:15 lead at the break
  • but the Hungarian champions jumped the gun in the second half with a 6:3 run and never relinquished their lead
  • FTC are now on a six-game unbeaten run in the DELO EHF Champions League, two shy of their longest streak in Europe's premier competition, while Brest suffered their third consecutive away loss this season
  • Brest right wing Alicia Toublanc had her best outing in a DELO EHF Champions League match, scoring eight goals
  • the hosts secured their best start in the competition since the 2015/16 season, when they won five games and drew another in the group phase

FTC find new ways to keep up with the top sides

For all FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria's speed and free-flowing attacking spirit, a stellar game from their back line earned them a hard-fought, old school win against Brest. 

German left back Emily Bölk, influential in both attack and defence, shone with eight goals, while Katrin Klujber (six goals) and Szandra Szöllosi-Zácsik (five goals) were close behind.

TEXT: EHF / Adrian Costeiu