League-won firecracker, WM-Lust, stoked: The German Handball Champions THW Kiel in Bundesliga top match against Rhein-Neckar Löwen with an exclamation mark. The team of coach Alfred Gislason defeated in a high class tracker duel the runner-up with 31:28 (16:15), and adopted the 15. League success in the series as runner-up in the six-week world Cup break.

“It looks very good, with only four minus points. We still have all the chances, we want to show that in 2019,“ said Harald rein child, with seven goals, the best Kiel scorer in the Sky. On the part of the lion on the left hit the outside of Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (9/2) most of the time.

“It was a really good football game with an open visor. Little things were a deciding factor today,” said lions captain Andy Schmid: “Seven minus points are already on a Board. We know from our own experience, that in the back round is a lot that can happen. We will try the two Northern lights tyres still suit.“

The THW will start thanks to a hard earned victory with 34:4-counters as the most promising tracker loss point top tab SG Flensburg-Handewitt in the second half of the season starting in February. The distance of the third-placed lions (31:7) on the top is after 19 match days, now already seven points. Fourth, the SC Magdeburg (28:10). After three League defeats in a row, the Team of trainers at the DHfK Leipzig 25:24 (11:13)won.

world Cup preparation in the hot Phase

The final whistle on Thursday evening was also the start of the hot Phase of world Cup preparation. Because instead of in the new year’s eve holiday for the German national team on Friday to Barsinghausen. In the sport hotel Fuchsbachtal national coach Christian Prokop pulls together his 18-member squad, once again, to Sunday to have the Team commit to the upcoming tournament in their own country.

The player can expect the world Cup despite the immense strain. Keel Keeper Andreas Wolff and co. two weeks before the opening game in Berlin against Korea on December 10. January already, the days. “Now, will you come back in the tournament tunnel, the whole world is there to cut off outside, and you only think about the next game, the next Training,” said Wolff in the SID Interview. The last form of checks for the DHB-Team in the two test matches against Czech Republic (4. January in Hannover, Germany) and Argentina (6. January in Kiel, Germany), before it is in the capital seriously.