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Champions league gets underway

kire 28 09 2012

VELUX EHF Champions League, the handball clubs tournament most competitive around the world, gets underway. And it starts in the best way, the same as it finished last season. 2012 final will take place again at Palacio de Vistalegre, during the first Matchday: THW Kiel visit BM Atletico Madrid on Sunday 18:00. The Madrid-based side want revenge and the Germans need to break the curse that none Champion reach the next Final4 . Undoubtly, one of the best handball matches you can see nowadays. But the clash between zebras and indians is not the only charm of this opening round. FC Barcelona, winners of the 2010-11 edition, start their European campaign today, travelling to Switzerland to face one of the competition classics: Kadetten Schaffhausen (20:00).

Both teams know each other perfectly. Swiss side is specially tough when they play at home, but the blaugranas, the most notable absentee of the last Final 4, do not want to watch Cologne matches on the TV. New MKB Veszprem, leaded by Laszlo Nagy, will try to show that their Hungaryan supremacy can be extended over Europe. For that, they should start beating the Slovenian Celje Pivovarna Lasko at home (September 29th, 17.00). Another exciting match will take place in Germany, where Flensburg-Handewitt and Montpellier Agglomeration, will meet in a match starred by two European handball classics (today, 19:00). Reale Ademar Leon, like in the last edition, were no very lucky in the draft and will clash with some of the huge teams from the old continent. In the first matchday, they have a very hard nut to crack. HSV Hamburg visit Leon on Sunday (19:00), without Gilles brothers for the first time.

But HSV is not less tough: Pascal Hens has no problems shooting from the skies one more time and Johannes Bitter keeps being a wall in front of the goal line. Moreover, this year, thanks to an agreement between EHF and, you can watch every CL matches live through this internet streaming service. Thank to this web page, you will can watch also the Women Champions League. 24 teams from all corners of Europe will try to be in Cologne, a city strictly reserved for the choosen of this sport. Players, coaches, referees and fans from all over the world will put their eyes on this tournament. All in all, a lot of reasons to enjoy an spectacular season.