Championship defender Rhein-Neckar Lion has struggled with some difficulty in the quarter finals of the German Handball Cup.
Coach Nikolaj Jacobsen’s team won on Tuesday evening at the strong first-time mountaineer HC with 32:29 (24:24, 13:11) after extension. Led by gamer Andy Schmid, with eleven hits by the best pitcher of the game, and Mads Mensah Larsen (eight goals) the lions had the better end for themselves after seventy minutes of the game.
The TSV Hannover-Burgdorf is also in the lap of the last eight. The previous year’s finalist fought against the TBV Lemgo with 23:17 (11:11).
MT Melsungen won at the HSG Wetzlar with 28:20 (13:8). Already in September, the foxes had booked Berlin, currently in the club-WM in Doha, in the game at GWD Minden (31:26) the first quarter-finals.
On Wednesday the other titles are in play. In the duel of the Bundesliga-Spitzenduo, the undefeated German champion SG Flensburg-Handewitt receives the SC Magdeburg. The record player THW Kiel also has to deal with DHfK Leipzig, the VfL Gummersbach is measured with Fresh Open. The DJK Rimpar Wolves also play as the only remaining two-player in the competition against HC Erlangen.
The main goal of the teams is the Final Four in Hamburg on the 6th and 7th April 2019.