Flensburg (AP) – The handball players of SG Flensburg-Handewitt remain unbeaten in the preliminary round of the Champions League.
In front of 722 spectators in the home arena, the protégés of coach Maik Machulla won against FC Porto on Wednesday 36:29 (15:15). The SG’s best pitcher was Lasse Möller with eight goals. Miguel Martins was successful for the guests five times.
The hosts took advantage of their goalkeeper Benjamin Buric’s parades in the first public game since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The 29-year-old Bosnian defused many of the Portuguese throws. In return, Flensburg’s side took advantage of the opportunities and took a 7: 4 lead in the twelfth minute with a seven-meter penalty from Hampus Wanne.
Five minutes before half time, SG playmaker Jim Gottfridsson gave the North Germans their first lead of four goals with a 14:10. Porto was not deterred shortly before the break and equalized.
After switching sides, Danish newcomer Möller took over the reins. The 1.99-meter man led Flensburg four days before the Bundesliga opener at HSG Wetzlar with strong plays on the defensive and offensive plane for the well-deserved third win in the third round.