The Champions League is on hiatus until mid November, but LAOLA1.TV is stepping into the void with two great matches in the German Handball Bundesliga (HBL) this weekend. On Saturday, Hamburg hosts Kiel and on Sunday, Flensburg hosts Berlin. It’s early in the season and all 4 teams are bunched near the top of the HBL table.
Thanks to Berlin’s draw with them earlier this season Kiel no longer has their winning streak, but they’ve still got an “unbeaten” streak. Hamburg has been decimated by injuries and will probably need some help from the “8th man” home crowd to knock off the defending champions.
Flensburg has stumbled a little bit in the early going and is currently in 6th place. If they want to return to the Champions League next year, they’ll want to win this key home clash against 2nd place and unbeaten Berlin. Both matches will be available live for viewing at LAOLA1.TV and one of these matches will surely be posted later as the “Match of the Week” for on demand viewing.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Hamburg vs. Kiel 3:00 PM (CET)/9:00 AM (U.S. East Coast) Live Video Link
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Flensburg vs. Berlin 5:30 PM (CET) / 11:30 AM (U.S. East Coast) Live Video Link