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GROUP D REVIEW: In their first ever game in the Women's EHF Champions League the Danish champions dispose of their Slovenian counterparts as if they were an experienced CL side. Also, Sävehof earn their first ever win over Larvik.
11 goals from van der Heijden as Esbjerg defeat Krim by 10
Dutch international Laura van der Heijden was on fire, as Women’s EHF Champions League debutants Team Esbjerg defeat RK Krim Mercator 35:25. Elsewhere, Sävehof stunned Larvik 25:22 after a unbelievable second-half comeback.
Dominating Dutch internationals
Larvik (NOR) vs IK Sävehof (SWE) 22:25 (15:11)
Through an impressive comeback - changing a 17:13 deficit into a 25:22 win within the last 25 minutes - IK Sävehof pulled off a surprise in the Scandinavian derby at Larvik Saturday evening.
The Swedish champions simply seemed to have more physical and mental resources at the end.
Initially, it looked like the expected home win for Larvik, but an impressive finish from Sävehof changed the game into a surprising triumph for the visitors.
After a fairly equal start, Larvik already seemed to decide the match as they went from 8:8 to 14:9, and being four up at half-time, they were still in control.
Larvik also kept their four goal lead for the first five, six minutes of the second half. But from then on, Sävehof took over.
Winning the last 25 minutes by seven goals
After 17:13, Larvik were also leading 18:15, but with 14 minutes left, Jamina Roberts equalised (18:18) for Sävehof.
This was the first time since 8:8 that the match was even, but Sävehof had even more to come up with.
After a series of one-goal leads for Larvik, line player Thess Krönell made it 22:21 for the Swedish visitors with seven minutes and 45 seconds left.
After that, Sävehof never gave the lead away and they scored three more goals in a row (25:21), before Riegelhuth Koren scored the last goal of the match.
TEXT: Peter Bruun / bc / ew