THW Kiel and SC Magdeburg in the cup final | NDR.de – Sport

Status: 24.04.2022 13:15

THW Kiel and SC Magdeburg have reached the Final Four final for the DHB Cup in Hamburg. The two Bundesliga clubs fulfilled their role as favorites in the semi-finals.

However, THW Kiel had great difficulty asserting itself in repeating last year’s semifinal against TBV Lemgo Lippe. Extraordinary goalkeeper Niklas Landin and a focused display in the final minutes ensured that the “zebras” won 28:26 (12:12) and could avenge the bankruptcy in the previous cup competition.

“It was a tough game. I am very, very happy that we stayed calm and played solidly in the end,” Kiel left winger Niclas Ekberg told NDR. His teammate Steffen Weinhold added: “Last year we played better, but we threw worse. The game was a bit nervous. We are happy we won.”

In Sunday’s final, Schleswig-Holstein will have to improve to survive against SC Magdeburg. The declared champion showed a convincing performance at 30:22 (17:13) against HC Erlangen. “It was a well-deserved victory, extremely certain,” national coach Alfred Gislason said of SCM’s performance.

THW saw no idea for a long time in the first section

Kiel had a hard time from the start early Saturday afternoon at the multifunctional arena at Volkspark. The THW attack lacked speed and ideas against Lemgoer’s highly mobile cover. The fact that coach Filip Jicha had already tested three players in the midfield position Nikola Bilyk, Domagoj Duvnjak and Miha Zarabec after about 20 minutes, testified to the unimaginable appearance of the record champion.

The Schleswig-Holsteiners became dangerous in the first section mainly through the district or through individual actions by their extraordinary player Sander Sagosen. External actions Magnus Landin and Ekberg? Practically does not exist!


VIDEO: THW Kiel wins 28:26 against Lemgo Lippe (3 min)

Lemgo just before the break with three goals ahead

Lemgo, on the other hand, acted in a very focused and determined manner. Jonathan Carlsbogård always puts his friends in the spotlight. And East Westphalia’s finish rate was initially better than that of THW, although coach Florian Kehrmann’s team still had some free kicks. After 26 minutes, the reigning champion still had the deserved lead 12: 9. Jicha took a break and started with words that made it clear how much his handball players still had to drink in last year’s semifinal bankruptcy: “We need to get rid of nervousness.” The coach then asked his defenders to “go boldly towards the goal”.

Xhiçë’s speech had the desired effect. With a 3-0 performance, “Zebras” equalized at 12:12 – the result of the first half.

Golat THW Kiel: Sagosen (8), Reinkind (5), Wiencek (5), Duvnjak (2), Ekberg (2), Zarabec (2), Pekeler (1), Dahmke (1), Weinhold (1), Jacobsen (1)
TBV Lemgo Lippe: Elisson (7/3), Suton (4), Zerbe (4), G.Guardiola (3), Cederholm (2), Simak (2), Hutecek (1), Carlsbogard (1), Schagen (1), Johannesson (1)
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Landin surpasses himself

Immediately after the change of sides, THW scored two more goals to pass with a result of 14:12. However, the record winner of the cup could not break away. Lemgo – only ninth in the Bundesliga, 18 points behind second-placed Kiel – continued to play at a very high level. With a 24:23 lead and possession of the ball, the East Westphalians had the chance to score another goal under Kiel pressure, which again seemed increasingly nervous. But Kehrmann’s team lost the ball and Wiencek equalized in a counterattack (54 ‘). Shortly afterwards, Harald Reinkind scored to make the score 25:24, before goalkeeper Landin broke what was actually a very good shot by Tim Suton.

When Ekberg increased THW’s lead to two hits and the prominent Landin escaped with his 14th reception against Frederik Simak, the “Zebras” were on the road to victory 180 seconds before the end of the season. Sander Sagosen finally made the preliminary decision with 28:25 (58).

Magdeburg vs. Erlangen only at first with difficulty

In the second semi-final, Magdeburg also faced an opponent who was passionately fighting for his chances for foreigners. Until 7: 7 (11), Erlangen, who had qualified for the Final Four for the first time, played on an equal footing with the Bundesliga leaders. The Franks then made many mistakes, which the SCM punished with all its individual class.

In particular, the circles of two Icelandic backfield players Omar Ingi Magnusson and Gisli Kristjansson were not significantly disturbed by HCE. Coach Bennet Wiegert’s team led for the first time with five goals after Kay Smits’s goal to score 17:12 (25) and had already laid the foundations for victory.

Sovereign SCM even after the first half

Even after the change of parties, Erlangen was overwhelmed with the pace of Magdeburg. After Kristjansson had increased the lead to 21:15 for the favorite (38), HCE coach Raul Alonso tried to influence his players again with an exciting speech and some tactical changes during a break. But the Franks did not have much to add. When Simon Jeppsson, currently the top scorer in the Erlangen Bundesliga with 138 goals, failed in the 44th minute with a seven-meter shot by goalkeeper Jannick Green, most of the outside fans who traveled with him should have finally realized that slogani i ngeli. their team’s locker room: “Time to make history” will remain a wish.

Golat SC Magdeburg: Magnusson (6/3), Kristjansson (5), Mertens (4), O’Sullivan (3), Smits (3), Musche (2), Jensen (2), Weber (2), Damgaard (1), Gullerud (1), Hornke (1)
HC Erlangen: Jeppsson (6/2), Metzner (5), Fäth (3), Zechel (3), Sellin (2), Firnhaber (1), Steinert (1), Olsson (1)

Shortly afterwards, Magdeburg’s victory, which was convenient and in fact never in danger, was certain. “I think we lacked a bit of experience today to deal with this situation – especially in the first half. We showed nerves of steel there,” said HCE coach Alonso.

His opponent Wiegert said about the final against Kiel: “THW is a house number. He has a different experience from what we may have had in recent years. Anyway I can not wait.”


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