MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – HC Meshkov Brest secured their first win in the EHF Champions League group stage defeating Norway's Elverum Handball 33-32, BelTA has learned.
Brest goalkeeper Ivan Matskevich scored the winning goal into the hosts' empty net a second before the final hooter. Nikita Vailupov led his team with eight goals. In the first match Norway beat Brest 30-27. In the previous games HC Meshkov Brest scored only one point drawing with HC PPD Zagreb 30-30.
France's Montpellier HB, the leader in Group A, defeated HC PPD Zagreb, 24-23. Denmark's Aalborg proved stronger against MOL-Pick Szeged, 34-30.
The Group A team standings are as follows: Montpellier HB – 15 points, MOL-Pick Szeged – 12, Aalborg – 12, THW Kiel – 11, Elverum Handball – 8, Vardar Skopje – 5, HC PPD Zagreb - 4, HC Meshkov Brest – 3.
The Group B team standings are: Lomza Vive Kielce – 14, Telekom Veszprem HC – 10, Barca – 9, Paris Saint-Germain Handball - 9, HC Motor - 8, SG Flensburg-Handewitt – 7, FC Porto – 5, C.S. Dinamo Bucuresti - 4.
The EHF Champions League group stage will end on 9 March 2022, after which the top two teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals. Teams ranked 3rd-6th places will play for a place in the quarterfinals.