Games of national cups have been played in several European countries this weekend. Among them is Germany.
Unlike Hungary and Italy, which opened the new season with the national cups, the Germans are still in the 2019/20 season.
The Final Four of the 2019/20 German Cup started today in Berlin.
There were no surprises in the semifinals. Waspo Hannover and Spandau Berlin reached the final match. Spandau, the host of the tournament, will have a chance to take revenge for a 1:3 defeat in the playoffs final of the German League in early September.
2019/20 German Cup, Final Four
Waspo Hannover – OSC Potsdam 11:7 (3:2, 4:1, 2:1, 2:3)
Waspo 98 Hannover: Radovic 5, Muslim 2, M. Brguljan 1, Winkelhorst 1, Macan 1, Corusic 1.
OSC Potsdam:Kuppers 2, Dufour 2, Schulz 1, Gottfreid 1, Tadin 1.
ASC Duisburg – Spandau 04 9:16 (1:5, 2:4, 2:2, 4:5)
ASC Duisburg: Bakulo 4, Schmellenkamp 2, Gansen 1, Kilibarda 1, Generalov 1.
Spandau 04: Pjesivac 4, Stamm 2, Gielen 3, Zovic 3, Jungling 1, Strelezkij 1, Gergelyfi 1, Restovic 1.
Until 3:3 (10th minute), the encounter between Waspo Hannover and OSC Potsdam was an even contest In the following minutes, Waspo broke the rival with four straight goals. The German champion had a 7:3 at the middle break. During the third period, Hannover, led by captain Aleksandar Radovic (5 goals) extended the margin (9:4), and everything was decided.
Spandau, the winner of the 2019 German Cup, opened the match against Duisburg with a 5:0 lead. The Berliners continued in the same rhythm and earned an 8:1 advantage in the middle of the second quarter. In the remaining time, Spandau slowed down and saved energy for the final match.
German Cup for ladies
The Final Four of the German Cup for ladies also started in Berlin today.
Bayer and Spandau will meet in the ladies’ final.
Spandau 04 – Nikar Heidelberg 33:9
Waspo 98 Hannover – Bayer 08 Uerdingen 9:17