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4 months ago - 3/22/2019

Can Sporting write history – again?

This has already been a historic season for Sporting CP, as they became the first Portuguese team ever to reach the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16 stage. Can they carry on and defeat Telekom Veszprém HC? 

One thing is certain, the Hungarian side are not ready to fall at this stage of the competition again.

Sporting CP (POR) vs Telekom Veszprém HC (HUN) 
Sunday 24 March, 17:00 local time, live on ehfTV.com

  • This is the first time the teams will face each other in the VELUX EHF Champions League

  • This is also the first time a Portuguese team has played the Last 16, since the current format was introduced 2010

  • Since the beginning of the group phase, Sporting lost twice at home, to Silkeborg and Presov

  • Last season, Veszprém were eliminated in the Last 16 by Skjern 

  • The Hungarian side suffered their first defeat since November last Sunday, against domestic rivals Pick Szeged

Author: Kevin Domas / cg