CL: Magdeburg gained quarterfinal spot – Wisla Plock to play-off

SC Magdeburg adressed one of the unanswered question with an away win against Telekom Veszprem. Wisla Plock closed a narrow race with 29–28 and discontinued FC Porto’s season. Montpellier HB caused a major upset in Barcelona, 34–37 on the board.

The winner of Wisla Plock and FC Porto would advance from the group stage. Wisla Plock used their home advantage in a solid team effort from the Polish challenger. 

In the beginning of the second half Plock took the lead and held on with a small margin throughout the game. Left wing Lovro Mihic made the deciding goal with just half a minute left.  

Felix Claar produced another proof of his successful debut season In Magdeburg, nine goals in Veszprem´s arena. The last shot of the back court Swede meant 25–29 and Magdeburg could relax in the final attacks as Veszprem reduced the distance without equalizing chances. Ludovic Fabregas won duel after duel on the line for Veszprem, and scored eight out of eight for the home team.

One might suspect that Barca turned down the heat for the final rounds of the group stage, with two losses to bring two the next phase. Magdeburg thus passed the Spanish giant, but 34–37 against Montpellier HB was even more surprising.

Montpellier achieved the victory of the season with left back Hugo Monte dos Santos in excellent shape with eleven goals. Table-wise, two points to the away team kept Montpellier in third position, GOG stopped Celje with 34–30 but stayed as fourth team in the final standing.

After 14 rounds and 112 matches – Aalborg HB, Barca, THW Kiel and Marca clinched the quarterfinal tickets. The play-off round features the following match-ups:

RK Zagreb–Montpellier HB
Pick Szeged–Telekom Veszprém
GOG–Industria Kielce
Wisla Plock–Paris Saint-Germain 

Champions League
Group B
, Barca–Montpellier HB 34–37 (19–18)
Celje–GOG 30–34 (15–15)
Telekom Veszprem–SC Magdeburg 28–30 (14–14)
Wisla Plock–FC Porto 29-28 (14-15)