Göppingen and Rhine-Neckar Löwen played Baden-Württemberg derby in DKB Handball Bundesliga. The Rhein-Neckar Löwen had a great season behind them, in which they have reached their first title of the “EHF Cup Winners’ and have also qualified through the league for the Champions League.Their first game is on Thursday so the draw 23-23 against Göppingen is not so encouraging.
injury-related failures of Alexander Petersson, Zarko Sesum and Marius Steinhauser. The new team is so wide and well covered on every position and is beleved to be one of the favorites in this seasons German league. Göppingen wanted to take their first points after close defeats against Magdeburg, Flensburg and Hannover, and defeat against Fukse Berlin. Both clubs had mid-week heavy tasks because Göppingen played in Berlin and the RNL had to do it at home with Flensburg. Göppingen Coach Velimir Petkovic and his team are working to remedy the mistakes that have resulted in the first four games of the defeats. Velimir Petkovic: “We work primarily at the tactical and the mental attitude and hope that it soon as
we manage to get a first sense of achievement.” In the end draw is the right result of the match between highly motivated Göppingen
and pricey and high quality team of Rhein-Neckar.