2019/20 season begins at brand new ‘Cocks Areena’
The upcoming VELUX EHF Champions League season begins in a brand new arena.
‘Cocks Areena’ in Rihiimäki, Finland gets the party started in Group C on Wednesday 11 September at 18:00 hrs CEST against IK Sävehof.
Reigning champions HC Vardar begin their title defence away to Montpellier HB in Group B on Saturday 14 September, which is a good omen for the Skopje club as they played and won that exact fixture in Round 1 last season.
Group A/B newcomers, Elverum Handball and FC Porto Sofarma, will get a true welcome to this level of competition with away trips to SG Flensburg-Handewitt and Vardar respectively in Round 2.
Round 4 will see a clash of the champions as HC Vardar welcome EHF Cup winners THW Kiel to Jane Sandanski on Saturday 12 October.
A repeat of last year’s final in Cologne between Telekom Veszprém HC and Vardar headlines an exciting Round 5, which also features Barça vs Paris Saint-Germain HB and Montpellier vs Kiel, bringing an end to five consecutive weeks of top flight action.
The full schedule for Rounds 1-10 is available online at ehfcl.com.
*an earlier version of this news had the date for the Round 1 match, Cocks vs IK Sävehof, put as 25 September. This has been corrected.Author: EHF / cor