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NEWS REPORT: A merciless draw in Glostrup has put five big names together in Group A.
Familiar faces for Kielce, while other powerhouses collide in Group A
The reigning trophy holders Vive Tauron Kielce will start their VELUX EHF Champions League title defence in Group B together with several familiar faces from last year’s campaign.
The group phase draw in Glostrup, Denmark, has pitted them against Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Vardar, Szeged and Kristianstad, who they met also in the previous season, and against Brest who they eliminated in the Last 16. The remaining two teams in Group B are Zagreb and Celje.
Last season’s runners-up from Veszprem will fight for the top spot against four other heavy favourites –Barcelona, PSG, Flensburg and Kiel joined by three more formidable opponents - Bjerringbro-Silkeborg, Plock and Schaffhausen.
The last two participants will battle out the group pahse tickets on 3-4 September in qualification tournaments. The first round of the group matches is scheduled for 21-25 September.
Photo: Courtesy of Claus Andersen, Bodhi Visuals
TEXT: EHF / br