Göppingen (AP) – Defending champion SC Magdeburg remains unbeaten in the handball Bundesliga. The champions won against Frisch Auf Göppingen with 31:26 (15:14) and now, like the Rhein-Neckar Löwen and HC Erlangen, have 8:0 points on their account.
The Mannheimers had prevailed on Saturday at TVB Stuttgart with 43:30, Erlangen won at promoted ASV Hamm with 32:29.
Three days after the victorious comeback in the Champions League at Dinamo Bucharest, Magdeburg needed some warm-up time. Only in the second half did the guests act more effectively and pulled away by eight goals at 27:19 (45 th ). The winner’s top scorers were Omar Ingi Magnusson and Daniel Pettersson, each with six goals.
There was a brief moment of shock for the SCM in the final phase when Gisli Kristjansson crashed on his shoulder and had to leave the floor. The Icelander, who had injured his shoulder several times in recent years, gave the all-clear after the game.
The Rhein-Neckar Löwen got off to a brilliant start to the season under new coach Sebastian Hinze. Benjamin Helander with eight goals and Patrick Groetzki (7) were the best shooters in their team in the thumping victory in Stuttgart.
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