Győri ETO lost 33-31 to defending champions Vipers Kristiansand in the final in Budapest. Apart from the first 15 minutes, the Norwegian team led almost the whole game. Győr played their first BL final since 2019, when they reached the bronze medal in the series last year, Telex reports.
Győri ETO met Norway’s Vipers Kristiansand in the final of the Women’s Handball Champions League, which took place in the newly opened MVM Dome in Budapest on Sunday.
Győri ETO has won the Champions League five times in the last 15 years, and between 2017 and 2019 they won three in a row.
Győr and the Vipers also met in the group stage, the Hungarian team winning the first game 35-29. In the return leg, however, the Norwegians won by one goal, breaking Győr’s unbroken 70-match winning streak in the Champions League since 2018. It was Győr’s only defeat in this season’s competition. The two teams have played five times in the Champions League, with Győr winning four times and the Vipers once.
Although Győr came back to within two goals several times, they could not get any closer to the Vipers. The Norwegian team managed to score more in the second half, leading by four goals with three minutes to go (33-29). Győr could not recover from there, and the Vipers won the final with a 33-31 lead.
Featured image: Viktória Lukács of Győr during the match between Győri Audi ETO KC and Vipers Kristiansand in the final of the Women’s Handball Champions League at the MVM Dome sports hall in Budapest, Hungary, on June 5, 2022. Photo by Anikó Kovács/MTI