Handball: Revenge for cup failure: THW Kiel won the 11th Super Cup

THW Kiel kicks off the new season aptly. By winning the Super Cup against the cup winner Lemgo, the record champions successfully avenged their bankruptcy in the cup semi-finals.

The title-hungry handball players at THW Kiel kicked off the new season by singing and dancing. The record champions won for the eleventh time in a time of 30:29 (17:14) against cup winner TPV Limgo Libby. Super Cup.

Coach Philip Geisha’s team participated in front of 3,007 spectators Düsseldorf As successful revenge for the bitter defeat against TBV in the cup semi-finals. THW’s best kicker was Niklas Ekberg with five goals. For Lemgo Gedeon, Guardiola was the most successful with seven goals.

“I am very happy to win this match. I really liked the situation today,” Jicha said after the first victory in the THW title chase in Sky. “It was a good match and makes you want to start the season.”

Lemgo coach Florian Kermann, once a teammate of TPV Geisha, was “absolutely glowing” with the mood as fans returned. Although only 3,007 spectators turned out instead of 8,000, they provided a suitable atmosphere for the season shortly before the start of the German Bundesliga on Wednesday.

In the semi-finals of the DHB Cup, Lemgo defeated the top candidate after trailing by seven goals in the first half. This did not work this time. “We had a lot of respect and then we had to put in a lot of effort to stay in the game. It takes a lot of energy,” Kerman said, and he and his players praised “a great performance.”

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The candidate who started the new season without a new addition, acted with great confidence. But Jicha, who started his football career at Lemgo, brought Nikola Bilyk back with him. “I’m really happy for him,” said Geisha of the Austrian, who was knocked out last season with a torn cruciate ligament.

Towards the end of the first half, Bielik was on the field for Kiel for the first time, and had a few minutes of playing time and also scored the famous and important goal at 30:26 in the final stage. This decided the match.

While a lot of things seemed like hard work for a TBV on the offensive, the North Germans always came to a conclusion very easily. In particular, allusions to Hendrik Beckler worked perfectly, yet the national player’s success rate left much to be desired. Lemgo goalkeeper Peter Johansson had a great day and kept his team in the game for a long time. “We left a lot behind,” grumbled the Swede. “There were so many technical errors – so many we just couldn’t handle it.”

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