Group B results - Round 7
Meshkov Brest – Flensburg: 28-30
Flensburg are having an excellent European season and Saturday's trip to face Meshkov Brest didn't buck the trend. The German side took the upper hand early on (7’: 3-5) and let up, thanks notably to Hampus Wanne's clinical 7 from 7. Kentin Mahé and his partners then coasted through the final 30 minutes, resisting the pressure from their Belarusian opponents. With this latest win (28-30), the Flensburgers remain just two points shy of top spot.
Aalborg – Kielce: 30-34
Kielce, who have been running hot and cold since the beginning of their European campaign, had a chance to clock consecutive wins as they travelled to Aalborg. While the match wasn't a complete walk in the park, the Polish side controlled the match well thanks in no small part to some ruthless finishing. Manuel Strlek (4 from 4), Blaz Janc (3 from 3), Mateusz Jachlewski (2 from 2) and Marko Mamic (1 from 1) all ended the match with 100% accuracy, and with Michal Jurecki and Julen Aguinagalde each chipping in with five goals, you can see how Talant Dujshebaev's men managed to stick to winning ways (30-34).
Kiel – Celje: 26-29
Kiel just can't seem to get going in this season's Champions League campaign. Still, they had a chance to make it back-to-back wins - and stretch their unbeaten run to three matches - as Celje came calling. The match started well for the German side, who managed to make the break in the first half (11’: 7-4). Despite a slim lead at the break (15-14), Kiel found it much tougher going in the second half as Jaka Malus scored eight goals and Branko Vujovic five to turn things around for the Slovenians at the Sparkassen-Arena. The visitors ended up running out 26-29 winners, a result that sees them climb up out of the drop zone - at the expense of the Kielers.
Group B's Round 8 fixtures:
- Kielce - Aalborg (18/11/2017 at 16:00).
- Celje - Kiel (19/11/2017 at 17:00).
- Flensburg – Meshkov Brest (19/11/2017 at 19:00).
- Veszprém – Paris (18/11/2017 at 17:30)