HBL: Magdeburg's handball players are still on their way to winning the title


SC Magdeburg didn’t let cup winner TBV Lemgo Lippe stop them on their way to their second German Handball Championship title after 2001.

The table leader celebrated an impressive 44:25 (20:11) crush from the East Westphalians and continued to lead the rankings with 40:2 points. “Every game is a final for us,” backfield player Philip Webber said on Sky’s microphone. “We always want to win. The fact that we can do it in such a category gives us a good feeling.”

The club’s world champion dominated from the start in front of 1,500 spectators. The one-sided match had already been decided in the break. In the end, there was a goal record for the season, which stalker and defending champion THW Kiel previously held with 42 goals in a single game. “It’s not important to us,” Weber said. “But in the league, goal teams can make the difference too. That’s why we always go to the final whistle.”

The winner was Omar Inge Magnusson of Iceland with 15 goals and Swedish European champion Daniel Peterson (9). “We were ready from the first minute,” Magnuson said. “It was important.” Lemgo coach Florian Kermann saw it this way: “SCM is currently playing in incredible shape. We’ve failed because of that quality today.”

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