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 are actually six factors forward and after an awesome 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 12 months after a dream come true: “A thousand applause to my phenomenal crew. I simply take my hat off. We did not know the stress, so I believe what Kiel and Flensburg have achieved in recent times is much more wonderful. But my crew coped with the stress. But right now it was very mentally exhausting once more, we We would have appreciated to interrupt up earlier and resolve the downside, however Balingen made it very tough for us, which reveals the high quality of this league.
SCM Managing Director Mark-Henrik Schmidt concluded: “With Bennett Wiegert, we have been capable of strengthen the squad as soon as once more. Newcomers rushed ahead.’
“Feeling that is insanity”
“I hope this isn’t the final identify”– mentioned the backfield participant Marko Beziak with euphoria. Ace Gisli Kristiansson was delighted: “Feeling that is insanity.”
But earlier than the celebration went to Magdeburg, it turned out to be a way more tough activity than many 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 crew main 15:15 throughout the transition.
From the first inning, Jens Berkle’s crew gambled on the seventh baseman and thus induced issues for the house aspect. Bennett Wiegert seemed for the proper reply in the first a part of the sport, however couldn’t discover it for a very long time.
In the finish, he determined to attain three objectives
With a bit of extra concentrated defensive work, the Swabians may have even taken the lead at half-time. The sport was very attention-grabbing till eight minutes earlier than the finish, and solely at 24:24 the decisive shot went previous the Magdeburg crew.
Twice Philipp Weber and Omar Ingi Magnusson secured a 27:24 lead early, and solely then did the morale of the Balingen crew, 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 not less than remained mathematically viable. With the third and ultimate matchday in TVB Stuttgart at 31:29 (15:12), the backside of the desk may theoretically degree sixteenth GWD Minden on factors.
However, to be trustworthy, the poor purpose distinction (-141) can now not forestall relegation. It was the first sixth win of the season for coach Emir Kurtagic’s crew. With a rating of 12:52, Lübbeck Minden (16:46) and HBW Balingen-Weilstetten (15:49) are nonetheless in final place.
Goppingen obtained 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.