A weekend of great emotion, full of ups and downs for the Portuguese who line up in the main European leagues.
Gonçalo Cunha and Ricardo Castro were defeated by 21-25 against Ciudad de Logroño. Villa de Aranda did not approve of numerical superiority and failed to score in the decisive moments. Highlight for Ricardo Castro, the goalkeeper, who arrived at the team, who kept Villa de Aranda alive in the last minutes.
The Portuguese Filipe Mota and Jorge Silva were also defeated. Club Balonmano Nava lost against Bidasoa Irun by 28-21. The central Portuguese scored a goal and full-back Jorge Silva had 3 goals.
Different luck for Luís Frade’s in Barcelona, who go and beat Atl. Valladolid by clear 50-24. The Portuguese pivot had four goals.
BM Benidorm also managed the first triumph of the season after defeating Quabit Guadalajara (26-25) by the minimum margin. José Costa scored two goals.
Club Balomano Huesca of the trio Miguel Espinha, João Pinto and Oleksandr Nekrushets won the Dicsa Modular Cisne by 24-31. Winger João Pinto was the best scorer of the match with seven goals.
In the fourth round of the Liga Guerreras Iberdrola, BM Porriño of the Portuguese Ana Cerqueira, Erica Tavares, Mónica Soares and Soraia Lopes lost against CBM Elche by 20-24. Soraia Lopes was Porriño’s best scorer with five goals.
Nantes, deprived of several players such as Alexandre Cavalcanti and Montpellier of Alexis Borges and Gilberto Duarte went no further than a 27-27 draw. The two Portuguese on the side of Montpellier entered their name on the marker sheet.
Pedro Portela’s Tremblay lost 24-25 to Union Sportive d’Ivry. The portuguese scored five goals. Gonçalo Vieira’s Fenix Toilouse, who is on loan from Sporting, lost 27-31 against Dunkerque.
In Paris, Joana Resende, who defends the colors of Paris 92, scored three goals in the 20-30 win against Toulon. The lionesses after this victory rose to the fourth place in the league table.
Clermont Auvergne Métropole 63 received and won Club Atlético Beglais 37-33. The highlight was goalkeeper Jéssica Ferreira with 24 saves. In a well-played game, with many goals the side Beatriz Sousa scored five goals and Cristiana Morgado scored two goals.
Handballer der Turenvereine Hemer defeated Tus Bommern 24-20. André Lima was the best scorer with seven goals. The forward showed his value and in one-to-one situations he did not fail. The line-player Valter Soares made Tus Bommern’s nets swing three times.
Gonçalo Ribeiro was defeated 32-35 against Handball Sport Verein Hamburg. The front row also contributed six goals.
Goalkeeper Diogo Valério’s VFL Gummersback lost to ASV Hamm-Westphalia 27-25. The team is now in fourth place.
Third consecutive victory for VFL Podstam of full-back Nuno Rebelo who in the victory against SC Magdeburg and scored four goals.
Thuringian HC went to the home of VfL Oldenburg and won by a minimum margin of 30-29. The winning goal was scored in the last second of the match. The Portuguese Mariana Lopes was left blank in this match.
Isabel Góis from Neckarsulmer Sport-Union secured a 27-21 victory against JSG Mainz 05.