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QUARTER-FINAL REVIEW: Alina Grijseels and Yara Ten Holte lift Borussia Dortmund past Neptunes de Nantes in a packed Westpress Arena

On Sunday, BV Borussia 09 Dortmund overcame a nine-goal deficit from the first leg of their EHF European League Women quarter-final against Neptunes de Nantes to seal their spot in Graz at the EHF Finals Women. The German side shocked Nantes in the second leg with a 32:22 triumph.

After an almost even first half, Dortmund had an unassailable attack as Nantes faltered in the crucial moments of the match. Yara Ten Holte's saves and an out-of-this-world performance by team captain Alina Grijseels sealed an eruption of emotions after the final whistle.

Nantes left the court disappointed with tears in their eyes, having failed to secure a place at the EHF Finals Women for the second year in a row – after winning the inaugural edition in 2021.

TEXT: EHF / Danijela Vekić