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SUMMARY: Quarter-finals begin with away wins

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  • Only eight teams remain in the hunt for Women's European League glory
  • In the two early games HC Lada were beaten 29:31 by Herning-Ikast, and the all-Romanian tie saw CS Minataur Baia Mare win at Dunarea Braila, 24:31
  • A third away win of the day saw Nantes Atlantique take a four goal win in Russia, beating HC Zvezda, 29:33
  • Read our round preview, and watch live on EHFTV

20:20

And this is where we leave you for now! Look out for European League Men action in midweek before the Women's action continues! 

19:56

In case you missed any of the action from Chekhov Region, here's our review of the third away win from three today!

19:45

The results from our three games this afternoon

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19:35

Nathalie Hagman receives congratulations from her team mates after being awarded POTM! She scored 6 times and was key to Nantes going clear in the second half

19:33

Zvezda needed a 2:0 run to level the scores... but Nantes went 2:0 to end the game!

That final 80 seconds could be HUGE in the context of this tie!

19:32

GOAL NANTES! That should see them take the away leg!

19:31

80 seconds to go! Zvezda need two goals to avoid losing the home leg!

19:29

It's not over yet!

19:18

Zvezda take a time-out as they try not to let the match slip away, 23:28 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

What can the all-Russian team do in front of their loyal fans?

19:10

Nathalie Hagman moves on to 6 goals for the game as Nantes go three goals up! The Swede is making an impact tonight!

Hagman, Nathalie

18:55

Kpodar... for threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Second half has started. Live here, @ehf_el, and EHFTV.com

18:41

All square at the break!

Natalia Nikitina and Albina Murzalieva lead the way on the score sheet with 4 goals apiece for Zvezda

18:33

Route one handball from Natalia Nikitina!

Zvezda 14:14 Nantes after 27'

18:28

Another tense clash on our hands? These quarter-finals have been too close to call!

18:23

In which year did Zvezda win the Women's EHF Champions League? 

Not sure? Find the answer and tonnes more information in our media guide!

18:15

After a short delay in play, Zvezda make it 5:5 from the 7m line.

18:05

The first 5 minutes in the books, 2:2, both sides mean business!

17:55

Stage is set, crowd is in, refs are ready... we just need the teams! 

17:45

Here's your 15 minute warning for our final match of the day! 

HC Zvezda v Nantes Atlantique Handball

Live on EHFTV.com, with live updates right here! 

17:20

HC Lada coach Alexey Alekseev was not happy with one side of his team's game - 

"We had no defence today, our central defensive players failed today. We know that all Ikast players are good in scoring goals." 

17:15

Check out our social media channels and match reviews for photo galleries from today's quarter-final matches

16:22

Here are our two reviews from the 14:00 throw-offs

HC Lada 29:31 Herning-Ikast Handbold

H.C. Dunarea Braila CS Minataur Baia Mare

16:20

Remember to head back here for live coverage of HC Zvezda v Nantes Atlantique! Throw-off 18:00 CET

15:34

Herning-Ikast went 4 goals ahead before 2 goals in the final minute salvaged some pride for Lada! Both sides will believe a semi-final ticket is within their grasp

15:30

CS Minaur Baia Mare make a HUGE statement in the Romanian derby this afternoon!

15:28

Still two goals in it with two minutes left, Lada 27:29 Herning-Ikast!

15:24

Putting the FIRE in ZamFIREscu... (I'll get my coat)

Maybe too little too late for Dunarea Braila, who trail 22:30

15:22

Another goal apiece in Russia, 25:27, as Lada take a time-out. Let's see what they come up with!

15:18

Herning-Ikast make the most of a player advantage to turn 24:24 into 24:26... just over 9 minutes left, Lada still have plenty of time.

15:16 

Are Baia Mare going to make the short trip home with the lead? They lead 20:24 with less than 10 minutes to play

15:09

Lada 22:23 Herning-Ikast

Braila 19:22 Baia Mare

The away sides lead as we approach 45 minutes... I remember saying something similar after 15...

15:06

Wait for the gap to open up and take your chance... handball attacking 101

15:05

Just after I gave her the big build up at the break, here is Asuka Fujita finishing off a nice move against Braila. I love it when a plan comes togather!

15:00

The second halves are underway in our early games!

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14:45

A few minutes to spare during half-time? Check out the story of Asuka Fujita and her journey from Japan to Baia Mare, Romania! An excellent piece by our reporter Adrian Costeiu

14:42

All square too in Togliatti! Let's hope the rest of the quarter-finals live up to what we've seen so far!

14:38

30 minutes in the books in Romania, nothing to separate these rivals...

14:30

And just like that, Lada are back in front!

14:18

The away sides are having all the joy midway through the first halves, 

Dunarea Braila 6:10 Minaur Baia Mare

Lada 7:9 Herning-Ikast

14:11

Lada have the vocal support from the stands, which they  used to to their advantage to go 3:1 up but Herning-Ikast hit back, 3:3 after 7'

14:10

Just under 10 minutes gone in Romania...

Dunarea Braila 3:4 Baia Mare

Something tells me this is going to be epic!

13:57

Warm-ups finished, final preparations done... it's quarter-final time!

EHFTV.com

13:45

Numbers, numbers, numbers! Before we get on with the live action, you've got time to take a look at this excellent facts and figures article, taking you through every detail you need for the quarter-finals

13:35

Welcome one and all! We are under 30 minutes away from the Women's European League Quarter-finals!

Two first-legs throw-off at 14:00, Lada v Herning-Ikast and Dunarea Braila v Minaur Baia-Mare in the battle of Romania!

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