The German vice-champion SG Flensburg-Handewitt has championship defender Rhein-Neckar Lions on the 32nd day of the Bundesliga (HBL) Handball despite a moderate appearance under pressure.
Trainer Maik Machulla’s team fought against the TSV GWD Minden with 24:23 (12:10) and took over for at least two and a half hours the table guide.
At 52:12 points the flensburger can be overtaken by the lions on Sunday afternoon, The Flensburger had a hard time in front of 6257 spectators against the table twelve from Minden over the entire playing time and could never take a lead with more than three goals. The Swedish Hampus Wanne (6/2) and Denmark’s former European champion Rasmus Lauge (5) were the best pitchers of SG.
In the fight for table space four, which may still qualify for the EHF Cup, the THW Kiel kept its minimum chance. After the 31:27 (17:14) success at the TBV Lemgo before the last two seasons, the record champion is three points behind the fourth place SC Magdeburg. The party’s top shooter was Kiels Niclas Ekberg with twelve hits. National player Steffen Weinhold came to five goals.
In a game meaningless for championship, European Cup or descent, SC DHfK Leipzig fought against HSG Wetzlar with 23:21 (14:12). National player Philipp Weber scored eight hits with the winner.