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Champions League, men’s handball: Dinamo Bucharest defeats Riihimaen Cocks to keep qualification chances alive

Romanian men’s handball champions, Dinamo Bucharest, defeated Riihimaen Cocks (Finland) 24-22 (12-12) on Wednesday, in Champions League, Group D to keep qualification chances alive.

It was an important victory in the fight to reach the play-off. Dinamo led 9-6 and 10-7 in the first half, but could not make a larger goal difference. But during the rest of the match, the Romanian champions have always been in the lead.

Dinamo scorers: Hugo Descat 7 goals, Vitali Komogorov 6, Kamel Alouini 5, Răzvan Gavriloaia 3, Nicuşor Negru 2, Andras Szasz 1.

Standings before the last round: Orlen Wisla Plock leads with 12 points, followed by Dinamo 12 points, Abanca Ademar Leon, 11 points, Elverum Handball, 10 points, Riihimaen Cocks, 4 points, Wacker Thun, 1 point.

The first two teams in the group qualify in the play-off.

Dinamo will play the last match on November 29, away, against Wacker Thun.

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