Group A

HCM Baia Mare (ROU) vs Györi Audi ETO (HUN) 21:33 (10:16)локегерThe European champion Györi Audi ETO had their second victory in Romania againts HCM Baia Mare with 21:33.Györi Audi ETO was dominating the game and with the spectacular play of Heidi Loke that scored 9 goals and the brasilian left back Eduarda Amorim that scored 6 goals had their second win out of two played matches.
After the edgy start of the game when after 13 minutes the result was 5-5,the hosts started to play in their recognizable rhythm and with a series of 7-2 finished the first half witn 10-16.
In the second half HCM Baia Mare menaged to fightback,but that was a sign for Anita Gorbicz,one of the leaders of Györi Audi ETO,to show her class,and with her 6 goals to return the high difference.Ivett Szepesi also showed a very good performance scoring 4 goals for the winning team.
Line player Timea Tatar led Baia Mare with five goals and four other home players scored three goals apiece, but it was only enough to keep the scoreline fairly respectable as the gulf in class was everywhere to be seen.

Katarina Bulatović(Gyor’s Montenegrin right back):
I am happy that we have won this match. We prepared it very well and today we had a very inspired goalkeeper.

Martin Ambros(Coach of Gyor):
“We knew that the beginning of the game would be the key to the victory so we gave them no chance at all. But still, I want to congratulate HCM Baia Mare and its fans.”It has been a good feeling playing here and the game was harder than the score shows. I think that it will be very hard for other teams to win here.”

Group B

MKS Lublin (POL) vs FC Midtjylland (DEN) 24:25 (14:13)


What a thrilling victory for FC Midtjylland in Poland against MKS Lublin!
The home team supported from the fantastic fans and the amazing bulgarian goalkeeper Ekaterina Dzukheva Mihaylova,threw away the chance to win this match.
The hosts had a bright start of the match and led with 4-2 after 5 minutes of the game,but than they started to play bad,loosing the concentration especially in the attack. With the quick 3 goals of Stine Jorgensen the visitors made a 7-1 run,and in the 12th minute had a lead of 9-5.But the hosts refused to give up and with the amazing play,and the fourth goal of Alina Wojtas took the lead with 12-11.
The amazing goalkeeper of Lublin was shining in the last minutes of the first half having 10 saves in 25 minutes,and enabled her team to finish the half with 14-13.
The show of Mihaylova contunued in the first minutes of the second half that was really frustrating for the visitors. Dorota Malek with two successive goals brought the lead for her team 18-15.
Mihaylova continued to shine on the goal,saving a goal from 6 meters line in the moments when the visitors were trying to get back in the game. With the penalty of Jorgensen the visitors menaged to reduce the difference 19-18, but after all they did not menaged to tie the result because of the amazing Mihaylova.
Despite the saves of Mihayolova the team of Midtjylland menaged to fightback.A nerve-jangling finale followed as Malek restored Lublin’s lead and Cornelia Groot hit back with a penalty before Wojtas squeezed in a shot from a tight angle.
Groot netted her fifth goal to make it 24:24 and after Sabine Englert parried a piledriver, the irrepressible Jorgensen scored her seventh goal as she unleashed a scorcher which wrong-footed Mihaylova with only 10 second left on the clock.