VIDEO: EHF Champions League (Week 1): Madrid vs. Kiel

Goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer will guard the net for Kiel in Sunday’s clash vs Madrid

The EHF Champions League season is underway and the first game of the week is a rematch of last year’s final as the defending champion’s Kiel travel to Spain to take on runner’s up, Madrid.  Last year Kiel defeated Madrid, 26-21 in the final, but only a few weeks ago Madrid got revenge with their defeat 28-23 defeat of Kiel at the IHF Super Globe event in Qatar.  It’s only week 1 of Group Play, but don’t be surprised if the result of Sunday’s match and Madrid’s later visit to Kiel will be the only 2 matches that matter when it comes time to determine who wins Group B.  The oddsmakers expect a close match with neither side favored.

30 Sep (1800 CET; 1200 U.S. East Coast)
Madrid vs. Kiel Live Link

The match will have English commentary from Tom  Ó Brannagáin and will be available live and on-demand.  Here’s Ó Brannagáin’s blog writeup: Link

All the matches of the Champions League are available here:  Link

Note:   The EHF has modified their efhTV website to now include scores and standings.  Some folks might find this a great addition, but if you’re like me and don’t want to know the outcome of the matches before you watch them, you’ll want to immediately scroll down to the bottom of the page to avoid seeing this information.  Then you can slowly inch your way up to the video links.  The offending information is at the top of the page, just above the Group A video links.   As an aside, Christer has informed me that I am the only one in the world that does this.  Well, I’d like to think that there are a few others.  Perhaps 7 of us in total; or if you prefer, 1 in a billion.  Yes, even more rare than 1 in a million.