Record champion THW Kiel has had to take the first season in the Bundesliga.
The team around European champion Andreas Wolff underwent at his former club HSG Wetzlar in front of 4311 enthusiastic spectators in the Rittal Arena surprisingly with 24:27 (10:15). The THW team of trainer Alfred Gislason had not won a 48-hour start at TVB 1898 Stuttgart (27:22).
The HSG had a furious start and was able to extend the early lead to five goals thanks to its superior goalkeeper Benjamin Buric until the break. Wolff’s successor completely overshadowed his opponent. In addition, Kiel found no remedy against Vladan Lipovina in the second passage. Gislason took out his goalkeeper ten minutes before the end and then acted with an additional fielder. The midfielders, for whom the Kasper Kvist, who was obligated only the day before, celebrated a successful debut, retained their nerves.
Best pitcher at the outsider Wetzlar in the advanced game of the 3rd round was Lipovina with eight goals. Marko Vujn scored four hits for the less convincing Northern Lighters in the first half. The Kielers were in the back for the entire duration of the game.
On Sunday, the Schleswig Holsteiners will continue to fight the TBV Lemgo in front of their own attachment.