The Group Phase of the 2021/2022 season of the DELO EHF Women's Champions League has been closed. Our team, Győri Audi ETO KC, finished the section with thirteen wins and one defeat and secured their top spot in Group B with three rounds to go. As a result, the team will skip the Play-off round and will meet the winner team of the Odense Handbold - Brest Bretagne Handball match in the quarter-finals in a two-legged tie for the FINAL4. We have analysed the results of the Group Phase.
Our team has played 14 matches in the 2021/2022 Champions League. The Group Phase matches were analysed on the basis of the home and away matches against each team.
In the first round, Győri Audi ETO KC met Vipers Kristiansand, where our team won to 35 - 29 against the defending champions in the Audi Arána Győr. In the 14th round in Norway, we did not manage to win, as we were defeated by only one goal, 30 - 29, in a tight match against the Norwegian team, which also included Zsuzsa Tomori.
In the second round, Ambros Martín's players had a Slovenian "tour".
In Ljubljana í,our team won to 31 - 26 against Krim, then in the 13th round, which was postponed to 19th of January 2022 due to the coronavirus, we beat the Slovenian record champions to 40 - 27 in the Audi Arena Győr.
Russian CSKA came to our home in the third round. The Moscow team were beaten to 32 - 22 in the first match by Audi ETO led by Anne Mette Hansen, before our girls triumphed to 27 - 23 in Moscow in round 12.
In the fourth round, Ambros Martín’s team travelled to Denmark, where they beat Odense Handbold to 31 - 26, not at the home of the Danish team but in Gudme. In the 11th round at the Audi Arena Győr, our team had a much tougher match, but in the end we won to 27 - 26.
After Denmark, Győri Audi ETO KC headed to France in the autumn of 2021, and in round 5 we won to 33 - 29 at the home of Metz. In the return match, our team, which had to play with several absent players, however Győr won to 39 - 30 in round 10.
Our team scored a historic 41 - 19 victory against IK Sävehof in Győr in round 6. In Sweden, we didn't win by the same margin, but a 31 - 25 victory was worth two points in the round 9 clash.
In round 7 we played against the CL newcomers Kastamonu, winning to 37 - 20 at home, and in the return match in Turkey we beat them to 38 - 22.
Our team scored 471 goals in 14 matches, an average of 33 goals scored per match and got only 354 goals, which means an average of 25 goals per match.
Ryu Eun Hee tops the Champions League home goalscoring charts with 46 goals. Stine Oftedal and Estelle Nze Minko share second place with 45 goals. The third place goes also to two players, Anne Mette Hansen and Veronica Kristiansen, who scored 43 - 43 times in their group matches. Kari Brattset Dale is also in the 40-goal club. Four of our players scored over thirty goals: Nadine Schatzl’s 39, Crina Pintea’s 35, Linn Blohm’s 32 and Csenge Fodor’s 31 hits helped our team. Viktória Lukács scored 24 times, Noémi Háfra 17 times, Dorottya Faluvégi 12 times and Jelena Despotovic 10 times. Several of our young players made their debut in this year's Champions League and repaid the confidence with goals. Kyra Sztankovics with 2, Fanni Gerencsér and Eszter Ogonovszky with 1 - 1 goals. Interestingly, Laura Glauser scored 3 times and Silje Solberg twice.
From the most two-minute suspensions, seven went to Anne Mette Hansen, followed by Veronica Kristiansen and Viktória Lukács with 4 -4. Stine Oftedal, Linn Blohm and Estelle Nze Minko have 3 two-minute penalties in 14 games. During the CL season our team received one red card, Veronica Kristianssen was sent off in the home game against CSZKA.
With their performance, Győri Audi ETO KC automatically qualified for the last eight, where they will face the winner team of the Odense Handbold vs Brest Bretagne Handball match to reach the Final Four.
The first clash will take place away from home on 30 April - 1 May 2022, the second on 7 - 8 May 2022.
Matches of the 2021/2022 CL group phase:
2021.09.01. Győri Audi ETO KC – Vipers Kristiansand 35 – 29
2021.09.18. Krim Mercator Ljubljana – Győri Audi ETO KC 26 – 31
2021.09.26. Győri Audi ETO KC – CSZKA 32 – 22
2021.10.17. Odense Handbold - Győri Audi ETO KC 26 – 31
2021.10.23. Metz Handball - Győri Audi ETO KC 29 – 33
2021.10.30. Győri Audi ETO KC – IK Sävehof 41 – 19
2021.11.13. Győri Audi ETO KC – Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK 37 – 20
2021.11.20. Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK - Győri Audi ETO KC 22 – 38
2022.01.15. Győri Audi ETO KC – Metz Handball 39 – 30
2022.01.19. Győri Audi ETO KC – Krim Mercator Ljubljana 40 – 27
2022.01.23. Győri Audi ETO KC – Odense Handbold 27 – 26
2022.02.06. CSZKA - Győri Audi ETO KC 23 – 27
2022.02.13. IK Sävehof - Győri Audi ETO KC 25 – 31
2022.02.19. Vipers Kristiansand - Győri Audi ETO KC 30 - 29