The prospects are
bracing for Romanian handball teams proving their mettle in the Champions League's
ongoing season, in the men's as well as in the women's version of the competition.
In the men's competition, Dinamo Bucharest in the past weeks has grabbed three
consecutive wins and has climbed up to the 4th place in Group A. On Thursday,
holders Dinamo can consolidate and even improve their position provided they
secure a home win in the match against 7th-placed team in the group,
In the women's version
of the League, Rapid Bucharest are also 4th-placed. This past Saturday, title holders
Rapid saw their first defeat this season, being outclassed by Hungarian opponents,
Gyor, away from home, 30-32. This coming Sunday in Bucharest, Gyor play the
return leg against Rapid. At stake is securing one of the first two positions
in the group which books the ticket for the quarterfinals. The 3rd,
the 4th, the 5th and the 6th positions will send
the teams to the play-offs. The winners are then entitled to playing in the
CSM Bucharest stands
real chances to play straight in the League's quarterfinals. Romania's
vice-champion team is 2nd-placed in group A, on a par with the
winner of the League's 2021-2022 edition, top-of-the table squad Vipers
Kristiansand of Norway. On Saturday, Cristina Neagu and her team mates travel
to Budapest for the return leg against Ferencvaros, a team they outclassed this
past Sunday, 30-24.
Also in women's handball, this coming weekend
will see fixtures being played, counting towards the second leg of the EHF
European League's third preliminary round. Three Romanian teams prove their mettle
in the competition. On Saturday, Măgura Cisnădie play a home game against
Hungary's Siófok, in the wake of a 24-33 first-leg defeat. On Sunday, Râmnicu
Vâlcea Municipal Sport Club play a home fixture against Swedish team Höör whom
they had no problem defeating last week, 31 - 24, away from home. Also on
Sunday, the current National League leader, Gloria Buzău, play a home game
against Hungarian team Mosonmagyaróvár, in the wake of a 26-29 defeat in Hungary.
The winning teams of the third
preliminary round will play in the European League' group stage in early 2023. (EN).