Nothing decided after thrilling MOTW
The atmosphere in the Veszprém Arena was close to exploding and the heat was on in the first leg of the Machineseeker EHF Champions League quarter-final against Barlinek Indutria Kielce. For the re-match of the 2016 Champions League final, a huge fan group travelled from Poland to Hungary – and both fan bases created an “almost EHF FINAL4” mood. In the end both sides could celebrate a point: Thanks to a hammer shot from Rasmus Lauge, Veszprém pulled out a 29:29 draw – the re-match in Kielce will start at zero again. Best scorers were Mohamed Elderaa (Veszprém), who was awarded Player of the Match, and Alex Dujshebaev (Kielce), each with six goals.
It is a good result for both teams. It is deserved for both teams, we made a great match. In the end they equalised, but this is just the first leg. Even if we had won by five, six, or they had won by five, six, it is still only the first leg. Veszprém are a great team, after the break we maybe made a few mistakes to give them the chance to score on the fast break.