The CSM Bucharest men’s handball team has won the EHF Challenge Cup on Saturday, after defeating AM Madeira Andebol SAD 26-20 (16-9) in the second round of the final, played in Bucharest, in Dinamo sports hall.
In the first round, played in Portugal the score was 22-22.
CSM Bucharest is the fifth Romanian team to win this trophy, after CSA Steaua Bucharest (2006), CS UCM Resita (2007, 2008, 2009), HC Odorheiu Secuiesc (2015) and Potaissa Turda (2018).
CSM is coached by Portuguese Paulo Pareira.
The home team led 8-1 in the first half, then 16-9 at halftime.
CSM started poorly the second half and the guests recovered 5 goals to 16-14. CSM then led by 2-3 goals, but managed to win the trophy without further problems.
CSM Bucharest: Jakub Krupa, Marouen Maggaiz – Henrique Selicani Teixeira (4 goals), Sajad Esteki (6), Robert Mihai Militaru, Goce Georgievski (4), Mihai Grigore, Adrian Vlăduţ Rotaru (6), Ramon Alin Şomlea, Faruk Vrazalic, Ionuţ Emanuel Ramba, Allahkaram Esteki (4), Chike Osita Onyejekwe, Daniel Ion Bera, Alexandro Pozzer, Constantin-Bogdan Mănescu (2). Coach: Paulo Pereira.
Madeira: Pedro Silva, Gustavo Capdeville – Hugo Lima (1), Valter Soares (1), Joao Martins, Ulisses Ribeiro (4), Daniel Santos (4), Bruno Landim, Elias Antonio Nogoeira (3), Ruben Sousa, Joao Miranda (1), Elledy Semedo (6), Pedro Peneda, Francisco Pereira, Freitas Freitas. Coach: Paulo Fidalgo.
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