Ludwigshafen (dpa) – SG Flensburg-Handewitt’s handball players have successfully defended the league leaders in the Bundesliga. The North Germans won their away match against Eulen Ludwigshafen with 29:20 (15:11).

The SG leads the ranking with 21: 3 points ahead of THW Kiel (20: 2), who triumphed at TVB Stuttgart with 34:27 (19:14).

Exactly one year on the day after the 11:25 defeat in the owls, the Flensburg team did a lot better. After eight minutes it was already 5: 1. The home team stayed in contact until the second half, after which the SG rushed. The 13-time goalscorer Hampus Wanne scored in minute 44 to 23:13. After a foul on Magnus Rød, Ludwigshafen’s Pascal Bührer was shown the red card.

Record master Kiel has survived the corona-related forced break well. Even without the recently ill Domagoj Duvnjak, Pavel Horak and Magnus Landin, there was a deserved victory in Stuttgart. “We wanted to move and play handball again,” THW defender Steffen Weinhold said after the game on Pay TV Sky. At the age of 32, goalkeeper Niklas Landin was a great support from Kiel, who only had to shake again at 25:24 (49th).

In the cellar, TuSEM Essen celebrated its second victory of the season with a 29:27 (16:11) over fellow promoted HSC 2000 Coburg. HC Erlangen and GWD Minden broke up at 21:21 (12:11).

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