Magdeburg out of reach for Melsungen

A small surprise when TBV Lemgo Lippe distanced Rhein-Neckar Löwen by eight goals. There were more smooth sailing for the top four teams, including SC Magdeburg´s powerful show, 39–24 towards MT Melsungen.

Magdeburg and Füchse Berlin started the second half of the season in a fierce battle for top spot. 

The defending champion´s superb goal difference still rules and Magdeburg made an extra effort with 23 goals only in the second half against Melsungen.

Rogerio Moraes hit the mark with seven out of seven from the pivot position, Tim Horn and Janus Dadi Smarason were equally effective with five goals each. 

Lasse Bredekjaer Andersson took Füchse Berlin to a nine goal margin, 25–16 with one of his nine successful shots against HSV Hamburg. With 22 minutes to go the away team had done just enough to win, Berlin reduced the page allowing Hamburg to come closer but avoiding the tension with 30–32 in the final seconds.

TBV Lemgo Lippe turned the home game around when Finn Zecher stopped the shots more frequent after the break. Lukas Zerbe and Tim Suton joined for five goals each in the winning team, in the end Rhein-Neckar Löwen had no chance with 33–25.

Hendrik Pekeler (eight goals) conquered for THW Kiel and MVP Kai Häfner proved important once again for TBV Stuttgart in two winning runs.

The top scorer of the round, Lukas Jørgensen provided eleven goals for SG Flensburg-Handewitt in their eleventh consecutive two-pointer on home ground.

SC Magdeburg–MT Melsungen 39–24 (16–11)
SG Flensburg-Handewitt–HC Erlangen 32–25 (17–9)
TBV Lemgo Lippe–Rhein-Neckar Löwen 33–25 (15–16)
Bergischer HC–THW Kiel 25–29 (12–16)
HSV Hamburg–Füchse Berlin 30–32 (15–19)
TBV Stuttgart–HSG Wetzlar 30–25 (12–10)