CSM Bucharest presents women’s and men’s handball teams for the new season in friendly matches
CSM Bucharest women’s team has played a friendly match in Bucharest against Rostov on Don to present the team for the coming season, part of the event called CSM Bucharest Handball Fest. The match ended in a draw 25-25 (12-15) although the Russian team took the lead from the very start.
Cristina Neagu (photo) was also presented and has scored six goals in the second half.
Handball player Cristina Varzaru has officially withdrawn from sports on this occasion.
CSM Bucharest: Paula Ungureanu, Jelena Grubisic,— Aneta Udriștioiu, Nathalie Hagman (4 goals), Majda Mehmedovic (4), Iulia Curea (1), Gnonsiane Niombla, Camille Ayglon Saurina, Sabina Jacobsen, Marit Malm Frafjord (1), Cristina Neagu (6), Oana Manea (1), Amanda Kurtovic, Line Jorgensen (4), Isabelle Gullden (4), Bianca Bazaliu.
Coach: Helle Thomsen.
Rostov: Mayssa Pessoa, Ana Sedoikina — Olga Bashkirova, Katarina Bulatovic (5), Ana Viahireva (1), Siraba Dembele (2), Ekaterina Ilina, Alexandrina Cabral Barbosa (4), Ksenia Makeeva, Iulia Managarova (2), Maia Petrova (2), Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo (7), Elena Slivinskaia, Marina Sudakova (1), Oksana Tsvirinko, Reghina Shimkute Kalinicenko, Victoria Borshcenko (1). Coach: Frederic Bougeant.
The men’s team has also played a friendly match to present the new line-up, and the guests were none others than FC Barcelona. The Spanish team won 33-26 (16-15).
CSM Bucharest, coached by Spaniard Pablo Campos Sunen wants to win domestic trophies this season and to have a long season in the EHF Cup. New players brought to the team are: two Spanish athletes Alexander Tioumentsev and Antonio Garcia Robledo (former Barcelona player), Sunjic (Croatia), Hrastnik (Slovenia).
CSM Bucharest: Mate Sunjic, Ionuț Ciobanu, Mario Blazevic — Goce Georgievski (3 goals), Bogdan Mănescu (1), Gasper Hrastnik (3), Adrian Rotaru (1), Javier Humet Gaminde (1), Marius Novanc, Andras Szasz (2), Alexander Tioumentsev (3), Ionuț Ramba (1), Sasa Marijanac, Robert Militaru, Antonio Garcia Robledo (6), Ramon Șomlea (3), Chike Osita Onyejekwe, Nicu Negru (2). Coach: Pablo Campos Sunen.
FC Barcelona: Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, Borko Ristovski — Víctor Tomás González (4), Raúl Entrerríos Rodríguez (5), Cedric Sorhaindo (2), Aitor Arino (3), Valero Rivera (5), Timothey N’Guessan (3), Kamil Syprzak (2), Alexis Borges (2), Dika Mem (2), Viran Morros de Argila, Yanis Lenne (3), Wael Jallouz (1), Aleix Gómez (1), Gerard Fons, Andrei Buzle. Coach: Xavi Pascual Fuertes (also coach of the Romanian national team)