Kiel (dpa) – The THW Kiel handball players have thrown themselves at the top of the Bundesliga table. Thanks to a 41:26 (22:13) home win over the newly promoted HSC 2000 Coburg, the “Zebras” pushed the Rhein-Neckar Löwen out of the first place.

The North Germans took advantage of the fact that the Mannheim game against GWD Minden was canceled due to the corona. The best pitchers in Kiel’s game were Oskar Sunnefeldt with eight goals for the THW and Florian Billek with six goals for Coburg’s still pointless bottom of the table.

THW coach Filip Jicha had lured a number of players from the second row to the base. Dario Quenstedt was in the gate, Sven Ehrig played on the right wing and the Swede Sunnefeldt in the left back space. Coburg held up to 7: 7 (10th), after which the THW drove away inexorably with the seventh win of the season.

The Füchse Berlin triumphed after a break of 20 days in a hard-fought match with 31:29 (16:17) over Bergischer HC. In the final phase, the only 18-year-old left winger Tim Freihöfer showed nerves and scored three important goals.

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