CL: Györ back on the throne

After five titles in seven years, it took Györ five years to return to the absolute peak of European handball. Many obstacles and tight corners threatened the green giant during the shining season, the final was always in Györ´s hands until 30–23.

Györ went into overdrive and pulled away early. Ana Gros operated smoothly from distance ad Kari Brattset Dale offered variation on the line. Bietigheim also had a pivot, Kaba Gassama that demanded extra attention but Györ ran the race with one, if not two excellent players on all position.

Per Johansson could rotate and still keep the quality which led Györ to five or six goals ahead in the first half standings. 

Bietigheim were mainly successful regardless of which pivot that played, Sofia Hvenfelt replaced Gassama with three competent goals until 17–12 half-way.

If not Györ proved too much for Bietigheim, the technical faults stopped a lot of attacks for the German champion.  With 15 minutes remaining Bietigheim had an opening to get back in the game with some quick-fire send-offs for Györ.

Bietigheim reduced the deficit to four goals, and made a final push for more.

The stable keeper Silje Solberg and the general level of Györ playing at full strength stopped most nerves getting in the mix. Soon the cheer was on among the 18,500 spectators and everyone involve in the team could enjoy a well-deserved victory.

Györi ETO KC–SG BBM Bietigheim 30–23 (17–12)