with his army of stars, Györ wants to reclaim his Champions League

Surprisingly last year in the semi-finals by Brest, the handball players of Györ, where the best players on the planet are developing, want to recover their well from Saturday in the Final 4 of the Champions League in Budapest, where they will face a sixth European crown.

In the future, Ambros Martin’s players, named best coach of the Champions League season, will first have to defeat Esbjerg’s Danes, the only novices at this stage of the competition this season, and Norwegian backward Henny. Reistad, titled Last Season with Kristiansand.

“If we want to win the final, we have to go to the bottom first and it won’t be simple. There are so many different teams, with different playing styles, I’m sure it will be a great handball weekend, ”Amandine Leynaud said on Friday.

French goalkeeper Györ will make his debut on Sunday, after a career marked by an Olympic, world and European title in the selection, which is currently a Champions League.

Leynaud is one of the very many stars of the Györ effect, sort of Dream Team with Norvégiennes Stine Oftedal, Silje Solberg and Veronica Kristiansen, the French Laura Glauser and Estelle Nze Minko, the Swedish Linn Blohm.

Györ has missed Final 4 (2015) only once since passing this format of competition to win the continental title, and has won four times (the first crown in 2013 was played on a round-trip match).

New this year, Final 4 leaves the old Papp-Laszlo Arena for the flambant neuf Dome, still in Budapest.

The second semi-final will be more open between the title holders of Kristiansand, and the French champions of Metz.

Kristiansand, crowned in the final of the Norway Championship on Tuesday, will have the experience of these big meetings, with left-back Nora Mork (31) or goalkeeper Katrine Lunde (42) who are all in the sixth league. champions with their immense palmarès.

Sa mukha, Metz will have the suspense of a relatively young performer, but five players have already experienced the atmosphere and particularly of a Final 4, in 2019 concluded by a disappointing 4th place, including Grace Zaadi.

Formed at the club, it is back in Moselle after being released by Rostov at the end of the season, the Russian club having been excluded from the Champions League following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army on 24 February.

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