Flensburg (dpa) – The handball players of SG Flensburg-Handewitt have thrown themselves to the top of the Bundesliga.
The 35:28 (18:14) over the newly promoted TuSEM Essen on Wednesday was the 43rd home win in a row for the North Germans. In addition, SG coach Maik Machulla’s protégés took over the championship lead from Rhein-Neckar Löwen (19: 5) with 19: 3 points.
Left wing Hampus Wanne with ten goals and goalkeeper Torbjörn Bergerud were the trump cards of the German champions of 2018 and 2019, who were able to spare Göran Sögard and Lasse Svan. The guests could look forward to a 1-0 (4th) and 2-1 (5th) lead, but did not jeopardize the deserved victory of the hosts at any stage of the match.
SC Magdeburg trailed 1: 5 after nine minutes against HC Erlangen. The Bördestädter were not deterred by this false start to the capital and recorded a clear home victory in 36:26 (16:12). Omar Ingi Magnusson was successful eleven times for the SCM.
Frisch Auf Göppingen ruled the bottom of the HSC 2000 Coburg with 29:21 (14:11). At the Swabians, playmaker Janus Dadi Smarason was eliminated before half time with a foot injury. There was a safe start-to-finish victory at 28:19 (14: 8) from Bergisches HC over Eulen Ludwigshafen.