Last year’s Champions League finalists will meet in a key Group A clash. For once, a so called Group of Death has proven to be an accurate moniker as this group has been ultra competitive from top to bottom through 6 rounds. Kiel is in first place with 10 points (4 wins and 2 draws) while Barca is tied for 3rd with 6 points (2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses). A loss for Barcelona at home could slip them into 4th place and with tough road matches at R-N L and Celje remaining it’s conceivable to start talking about a disastrous failure to advance out of Group Play. Yikes! Usually when teams of this caliber meet in Group Play it’s for pride and a better seed. That’s not the case here. Barca has some serious incentive to win this match.
Fortunately for them, Kiel continues to be plagued by injuries with circle runner Marcus Ahlm being the latest stalwart to be put on the sidelines for an extended period of time. The match is at 5:15 PM (Central European Time), 11:15 AM (U.S. East Coast) on Sunday, 5 December. Barcelona is a 2.5 goal favorite.
ehfTV Live Broadcast: http://www.ehftv.com/ec/cl/men/2010-11/live/high/001251
ehfTV Tape Delay Broadcast: http://www.ehftv.com/ec/cl/men/2010-11/video/001251 (Usually available a few hours after the match)
There is also a tape delayed broadcast on the MHz Network in the U.S. at 4:00 PM (U.S. East Coast), Sunday. For information on how you can watch MHZ see this http://www.mhznetworks.org/mhzworldview/carriage/