Handball fans world-wide will have the opportunity to witness live Team Handball for the first time in several months this Sunday, 5 Sep as Rhein-Neckar Lowen hosts Ademar Leon in the final match of the European Handball Federation (EHF) wild card tournament. The German and Spanish sides are generally considered to be the 3rd or 4th best teams in their respective leagues and this match will likely decide who will play in the Champions League this upcoming season and who will play in the less prestigious EHF Cup. Of course, Denmark’s Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and Slovenia’s RK Gorenje Velenje will have to be dispatched first on Friday and Saturday to set up the winner take all show-down.
The match is scheduled to start at 5:45 PM in Germany, which is 11:45 AM on the U.S. East Coast. Be sure to keep both eyes on one-eyed Karol Bielecki of Rhein-Neckar. Bielecki recently scored 11 goals in a Bundesliga match and appears to be adjusting well to losing his sight in one eye last June.
EHF: Duel of two lions live on ehfTV.com: http://www.ehfcl.com/men/2010-11/article/1/13289
Link to broadcast: http://www.ehftv.com/ec/cl/men/2010-11/live/high/001145
[b]Update:[/b] Rhein-Neckar Lowen took care of business with a 33-28 win over Gorenje Velenje and a 31-26 win over Bjerringbro-Silkeborg. Ademar Leon, however, lost on the first day 27-26 to Bjerringbro-Silkeborg, but bounced back with a 27-21 victory over Velenje. Bjerringbro-Slikeborg defeated Velenje on Sunday, but cannot advance despite 2 wins. For the final match in this Wild Card Tournament, R-N Lowen will advance with with a win, draw or a loss of 2 goals or less. Ademar Leon advances with a 3 goal or more victory.