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Big loss for Kolstad in the fateful match in Champions League handball

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Big loss for Kolstad in the fateful match in Champions League handball

BEAT: Christian Berge had a tough night against Zagreb. Photo: Bús Csaba / AP / NTB

(Kolstad – Zagreb 25–34) The season’s second straight loss for Zagreb could cost Kolstad dearly. Most indications are that Christian Berge & co. are knocked out of the Champions League already in the group stage.

Wednesday 21 February at 22:23

The short version

  • Kolstad lost 25-34 against Zagreb in the handball Champions League
  • This was Kolstad’s fourth straight loss in the tournament
  • They now need to win their last two games and hope for two Zagreb losses to advance to the playoffs for a place in the quarter-finals
  • The club has recently signed new agreements with several key players and coach Christian Berge
  • The future of Gøran Johannessen and Magnus Gullerud is still uncertain

Sea view

After being hammered by 11 goals in Croatia this autumn, Kolstad suffered another major defeat for Zagreb at home in Trondheim.

– We’re going to show character, exclaimed a furious Berge towards the end.

The Kolstad coach got bad answers.

Kolstad has stated ambitions to win the Champions League. After the loss in this fateful match, the first season is about to end in disappointment

Zagreb is three points ahead in the battle for the last place in the spring playoff to reach the quarter-finals. In the last two games, Kolstad must beat KielceFinalist in the Champions League last season. in Poland and table jumbo Pelister at home.

At the same time, Zagreb must not take points against PSG at home and Kiel away.

There is also a theoretical possibility to pass Szeged.

This was Kolstad’s fourth straight loss in the Champions League. In autumn, both Kiel and PSG were beaten at home, but after a draw against PSG in Paris in November, Kolstad has not taken any points.

Magnus Abelvik Rød is out with an injury and Gøran Johannessen can only play defence. Kolstad had a strong impression of trouble in the attacking game.

Goalkeeper Torbjørn Bergerud did not have a good game either.

SAVE PERCENTAGE 16: Torbjørn Bergerud made only four saves. Photo: Ole Martin Wold / NTB

Kolstad delivered a disaster of a 1st half.

After 27 minutes, Zagreb was ahead by 8-18. Sander Sagosen had only delivered one score.

– Complete round play, noted Peder Seierstad, commentator on Handball-Kanalen. Zagreb goalkeeper Matej Mandic full-back Yoel Morales dominated.

5,500 spectators in Trondheim Spektrum i got a Sagosen goal and a little more to applaud at the end of the half, but Kolstad was behind by eight goals at the halfway point.

Captain Sigvaldi Gudjonsson signed a new Kolstad contract earlier this week. It lasts until the summer of 2030.

Kolstad has also signed coach Christian Berge, Sander Sagosen, Torbjørn Bergerud, Vetle Eck-Aga and Simen Lyse to new contracts. Thomas Boilesen is already in place in Kolstad. It is clear that Benedikt Oskarsson and Magnus Søndenå will join the club before next season.

The future of national team players Gøran Johannessen and Magnus Gullerud in Trondheim is still uncertain.

Gabriel Setterblom and Magnus Langeland are leaving the club. It also seems that Magnus Abelvik Rød is going to do that. He is reported by several media as ready for Hungarian Szeged next season.

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