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Győri ETO defend women's European handball Champions League title


Győri ETO defend women's European handball Champions League title


Hungarian handball team Győri ETO won the Women’s Champions League title on Sunday for a second year in a row and did so on home soil in Budapest.

In the first staging of a final four format (semi-finals and final played at same venue over a weekend) in the history of the women’s competition Győri ETO were up against 2012 champions Budućnost from Montenegro.

The holders were quick to take control of the final and never relinquished the lead as they went on to celebrate a 27-21 victory.

It capped off a stunning season for Győri ETO, who not only went undefeated the entire campaign but they also became only the fourth team in the 21-year-history over the tournament to successfully defend their title.

Euronews correspondent Péter Kristóf was at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest for the final stages of the tournament and said: ‘‘For both days of the final four 10,000 spectators turned up to watch the teams.

‘‘Based on the succesful debut of this format, organisers are now considering keeping it in Budapest for the next few years.’‘

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