Knorr’s eleven goals too few: Foxes claim first place with a starting record

The Füchse Berlin remain the measure of all things in the handball Bundesliga. The club from the capital celebrated a 34:32 (16:16) win in the top game against the Rhein-Neckar Löwen on Thursday evening.

He trumped against the lions: playmaker Juri Knorr.

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The Füchse Berlin won the top game in the HBL. The table leader from the capital won on Thursday evening in front of 8154 spectators at the third Rhein-Neckar Löwen thanks to a strong second half with 34:32 (16:16). The foxes were able to extend their lead in the table. 25:3 points also mean the best start to the season in the club’s history.

Best Berlin throwers were Lasse Andersson and Hans Lindberg with eight goals each. For the lions, Juri Knorr stood out with eleven goals. Patrick Groetzki, who extended his contract until 2026 before the game, scored seven goals. National player Groetzki is expected to play his 500th Bundesliga game for Mannheim in the coming season.

6:1 run brings the preliminary decision

The game was very balanced in the first half. After a few minutes, however, playmaker Jacob Holm made two mistakes in a row, which the lions promptly punished with simple goals from counterattacks. Now the foxes ran after a two-goal deficit. But the guests improved – especially in defence. In addition, Foxes keeper Dejan Milosavljev came into play better with important saves, including a penalty. In the 16th minute Andersson put the foxes back in the lead (11:10).

Even after the change of sides, it initially remained tight. However, the foxes were better defensively and won more balls. With a 6:1 run, they were able to break away for the first time in the game up to the 44th minute (26:21). Against the very variable attacking game of the guests, the lions rarely found solutions. In the final phase, the foxes’ strength dwindled, but they brought success over time.

The first half was a bit hairy because we made too many mistakes.

“We were in a similarly good position last year,” said head coach Jaron Siewert after the game on “Sky”: “This year we want to do much better and not give anything away. The boys did an excellent job. Now we have to keep stepping on the gas.” The foxes are traded as serious title contenders.

“Of course we’re very happy,” said Füchse right winger Hans Lindberg: “The first half was a bit hairy, we made too many mistakes. We were immediately punished for that with five or six easy goals. In positional attack we actually have that had the whole game under control.” For the Dane it was “a top performance in a top game, I have a lot of respect for my team for that”.

Rhein-Neckar Löwen – Foxes Berlin 32:34 (16:16)

Goals for the lions: Knorr 11/4, Groetzki 7, Helander 4, Lagergren 4, Kirkelökke 2, Kohlbacher 2, Forsell Schefvert 1, Gislason 1
Goals for the foxes: Andersson 8, Lindberg 8/3, Holm 5, Marsenic 5, M. Vujovic 3, Darj 2, Drux 1, Kopljar ​​1, Wiede 1
Referee: Suresh Thiyagarajah (Gummersbach)/Ramesh Thiyagarajah (Gummersbach)
Viewers: 8154
penalty minutes: 4 / 6
Disqualification: – / –

TSV Hannover-Burgdorf – HSG Wetzlar 23:26 (10:14)

Goals for the warriors: Gerbl 7/4, B. Vujovic 4, Feise 3, Brozovic 2, Büchner 2, Edvardsson 2, Kuzmanovski 2, Michalczik 1
Goals for Wetzlar: Rubin 8, Mellegard 4, Novak 3/3, Lipovina 2, Nikolic 2, Schelker 2, E. Schmidt 2, Wagner 2, Weissgerber 1
Referee: Jörg Loppaschewski (Berlin)/Nils Blümel (Berlin)
Viewers: 3973
penalty minutes: 2 / 6
Disqualification: – / –

SC DHfK Leipzig – MT Melsungen 40:33 (18:21)

Goals for Leipzig: Ivic 8, Wiesmach 7, V. Kristjansson 6/3, Maric 6, Witzke 5, Ernst 4, Klima 2, Binder 1, Sunnefeldt 1
Goals for Melsungen: Casado 8, K. Häfner 7, Ignatow 4, Martinovic 4/2, Arnarsson 3, E. Jonsson 3, A. Gomes 2, Kalarash 1, Malasinskas 1/1
Referee: Fabian Baumgart (retirement home)/Sascha Wild (Elgersweiher)
Viewers: 3789
penalty minutes: 2 / 6
Disqualification: – / –

TSV GWD Minden – ASV Hamm-Westfalen 32:23 (16:9)

Goals for Minden: Darmoul 7, Ahouansou 6, Sebetic 6, Korte 4/2, Staar 4, Richtzenhain 3, Kranzmann 1/1, Urban 1
Goals for Hamm-Westphalia: Pretzewofsky 5, Sawwas 5, Huesmann 4/1, Schulze 3, Dayan 2, Bauer 1, Leventoux 1, Orlowski 1, von Boenigk 1
Referee: Jannik Otto (Kiel)/Raphael Piper (Kiel)
Viewers: 2050
penalty minutes: 6 / 6
Disqualification: – / –

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