DAY REVIEW 2: Round 1 of group matches ends with goal fests
The first evening of the new EHF European League Men group matches finished on a high late Tuesday, with plenty of records beaten from European powerhouses. While SG Flensburg-Handewitt delivered their largest-ever numbers of goals scored in an European competition with 46, Dinamo Bucuresti secured their largest-ever win in European competitions: 52:24 against HC Izvidac.
Dinamo’s win was also the largest in the history of the EHF European League Men, beating the previous record set by Montpellier (40:16, against Besiktas in November 2020), with the Romanian side also beating the record for most goals scored (46, set by GOG and Frisch Auf Goppingen).
It is a great start to win this first European League game at home, with a high-score difference and against a strong opponent in a tough group. We have been patient, consistent and gained confidence. Hopefully, this was game has ignited us, now we must continue this trend.
This was nice. It was good for us to have a match with full control. And the attack was on top level. Of course, it was important to start the group matches with a win - but we always want to win. And especially in this new structure of the European League, where you take the points with you to the next phase.
We dominated today's match. We were very good defensively and our goalkeepers as well. When that happens, it is easier. We were fast, with good ideas, good shots.