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The Romanian men's handball club CSM Bucharest is favorite to win the Challenge Cup. The team from Bucharest will this weekend play Madeira Andebol of Portugal in the second leg of the final. In the first leg played away from home, the Romanian side drew 22-all. Madeira had a five-goal lead in the second half, but CSM upped their game and evened the odds towards the end of the game. The return leg is scheduled for Saturday in Dinamo Sports Hall in Bucharest. Potaissa Turda of Romania are the defending champions. Another three Romanian teams have won the trophy over the years: Steaua Bucharest in 2006, UCM Resita in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and HC Odorheiu Secuiesc in 2015. In 2009 Bucovina Suceava reached the finals.


From women's handball let us note that SCM Ramnicu Valcea has won the championship. Last Sunday, SCM won 29-26 against CSM Slatina in the last but one round of the domestic championship and have thus secured the trophy mathematically. The team from Valcea thus ends the winning streak of CSM Bucharest, which has won the last four editions.


Also on Sunday Romanian handballer Crina Pintea won the Champions League with her team, Gyor of Hungary, after winning 25-24 against Rostov Don of Russia. Starting next season Crina Pintea will play for CSM Bucharest, which next season is eyeing the Final Four tournament and the domestic championship and is now strengthening its ranks. We recall 2019 was the first year when CSM missed the accession to the Final Four.

(Translated by V. Palcu) 



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