Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:34 PM
The European Handball Federation pays compensation to clubs that miss out on the Champions League Final4 as a result of decisions made due to the epidemic.
The EHF executive committee canceled the straight relegation stage for the men on Friday, leaving only the Cologne quadruple final on December 28-29 from the series. This is certainly being kept because Final4 itself is the most influential of the alliance’s sources of revenue: without media interest, royalties and match-day revenue, it is questionable whether the EHF could continue to operate.
According to the decision, the first two winners of the two groups, Telekom Veszprém, THW Kiel, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, will be there in the final four in December. THE According to Szegedma.hu A total of EUR 250,000 (approximately HUF 90 million) will be distributed among the other ten clubs, including MOL-Pick Szeged, which is a nice gesture, but even a thin one for reimbursement.
By the way, Szeged could not play in the final four due to its two domestic draws, if the matches against Flensburg and Aalborg were brought in, the result against each other could have decided between PSG and Szeged. However, the players did not know this at the time of the matches, but Ricsi Ricsi seemed to have guessed:
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MOL-Pick Szeged, the Hungarian Cup winner, closed the group stage of the Champions League with a narrow, two-goal defeat in an exciting match at the Barcelona home for 30-28. The best of the match – along with Mirko Alilovic presenting an amazing parade at the goal – was Bodó Richárd, who scored seven goals. Men 's Handball Champions League Group 14
MOL-Pick Szeged would have met the Macedonian Vardar in the eighth final, and the quarter-final would have been won by the Hungarian Cup winner with the winner of the Plock-Veszprém duel. Despite the significant weakening of Vardar and the first (and only) Veszprém-Szeged duel of the season, Juan Carlos Pastor's team would have had a good chance of getting into the Cologne Quarterfinal for the first time in its history.