The handball players of SG Flensburg-Handewitt played the perfect Bundesliga-first half of the season. Thanks to an increase in the second half of the master won his home game against the upstart Bergischer HC 25:23 (9:11) and finished the Hinserie 34:0 points. The had previously managed only in the TBV Lemgo in the 2002/2003 season and THW Kiel in the season 2011/2012.

The strong running of the Bay is a remarkable achievement. Also, because of the current Bundesliga champion, renowned Disposals had to cope with in the summer break: players such as goalkeeper Mattias Andersson (end of career), and the stars Thomas Mogensen (Skjern Håndbold), Henrik Toft Hansen (Paris Saint-Germain), and Kentin Mahé (KC Veszprém) left the club after the sensational title win at the beginning of June.

Many experts saw Flensburg, therefore, as the first title contender, even in the case of MIRROR ONLINE it was known before the season: “A defence of the title, the SG Flensburg-Handewitt is hard to imagine.” But currently it looks that way. Flensburg, the first persecutor of the THW Kiel, who has already lost two games (30:4 points).

“We have done something Outstanding. That is why it is okay to be proud of,” said SG coach Maik do Ulla. “But we also know what is coming on us, so we can arrange this. There is still a long way to go.”

The return series of the German Bundesliga starts next week, Flensburg is on Thursday, Minden (19 o’clock), and occurs on the second day of Christmas with the owls in Ludwigshafen. In January, the first German game paused because of the Handball world Cup in Germany and Denmark.


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