SC Magdeburg are topped Handball Bundesliga champions with two video games to spare, breaking the lengthy-standing dominance of Kiel, Flensburg and Rhein-Neckar Leuven.
With a rating of 31:26 in opposition to Balingen-Weilstetten, the Magdeburgers at the moment are six factors forward and after an incredible season, THW Kiel can now not dislodge them from the prime spot. SCM final gained the title 21 years in the past – with Stefan Kretzschmar on the left wing and Alfred Ghislason on the gang.
“Shapo a thousand instances”
Championship coach Bennett Wiegert, in his seventh yr after a dream come true: “A thousand applause to my phenomenal workforce. I simply take my hat off. We did not know the stress, so I feel what Kiel and Flensburg have achieved lately is much more superb. But my workforce coped with the stress. But in the present day it was very mentally exhausting once more, we We would have appreciated to interrupt up earlier and resolve the drawback, however Balingen made it very tough for us, which exhibits the high quality of this league.
SCM Managing Director Mark-Henrik Schmidt concluded: “With Bennett Wiegert, we had been in a position to strengthen the squad as soon as once more. Newcomers rushed ahead.’
“Feeling that is insanity”
“I hope this isn’t the final identify”– stated the backfield participant Marko Beziak with euphoria. Ace Gisli Kristiansson was delighted: “Feeling that is insanity.”
Before the get together went to Magdeburg, it was a way more tough job than most anticipated.
Game at eye degree for a very long time
In the first half, the match was surprisingly degree. It went again and forth between Magdeburg and Balingen-Weilstetten, with the Balingen workforce main 15:15 throughout the transition.
From the first assault, Jens Berkle’s workforce relied on the seventh baseman and induced issues for the dwelling workforce. Bennett Wiegert regarded for the proper reply in the first a part of the recreation, however couldn’t discover it for a very long time.
In the finish, he determined to attain three targets
With a bit extra concentrated defensive work, the Swabians might have even taken the lead at half-time. The recreation was very attention-grabbing till eight minutes earlier than the finish, and solely at 24:24 the decisive shot went previous the Magdeburg workforce.
Twice Philipp Weber and Omar Ingi Magnusson secured a 27:24 lead early, and solely then did the morale of the Balingen workforce, which had been distinctive for a very long time, break.
Lübeck retains the risk of a theoretical rescue
Parallel to the Magdeburg vacation, the TuS-N-Lübbecke has a minimum of remained mathematically viable. With the third and last matchday in TVB Stuttgart at 31:29 (15:12), the backside of the desk might theoretically degree sixteenth GWD Minden on factors.
However, a drop from a poor aim distinction (-141) is now not realistically preventable. It was the first sixth win of the season for coach Emir Kurtagic’s workforce. With a rating of 12:52, Lübbeck Minden (16:46) and HBW Balingen-Weilstetten (15:49) are nonetheless in final place.
Goppingen bought a ticket to Europe
fifteenth Stuttgart (20:44) missed an early save. Frisch Auf Hoppingen beat Rhein-Neckar Leuven 30:28 (16:14) to safe fifth place in the European Cup qualifying desk.