The Fivers Margareten have reached the third round of the European Handball Cup! The Viennese rose against the Icelandic club KA Heimilid Dalsbraut despite the 29:30 from the day before by winning the second leg on Saturday 30:26 (17:12), which was played in their own hall. Their next opponent is not yet known, the draw is still pending. HLA champions Krems clearly won their second round first leg, while Bregenz lost after a three-goal lead at the break.
The Kremser dispatched the Greek club Pylea from Thessaloniki at home 34:25 (16:12). The second leg on Sunday, which can probably only be done as a formality, also rises in the Wachau. The Bregenzers lost in Slovenia against Velenje 30:33 (17:14). The return game will be staged in Vorarlberg on November 5th. Victory and defeat for ÖHB women against Angola The Austrian handball women recorded one win and one defeat in the two test international matches against African champions Angola. The narrow 35:34 win on Friday in Hollabrunn was followed by a clear 26:33 defeat on Saturday in Vienna. Next week, Herbert Müller’s team will have two duels with Finland in the first phase of the World Cup qualification, initially on November 3rd in Südstadt, three days later in Helsinki.