Mohamed Sanad’s La Rioja qualify to play-offs in Champions League
Mohamed Sanad’s Club Balonmano Naturhouse La Rioja beat Macedonian HC Metalrug to qualify to champions league play-offs.
La Rioja beat Metalrug 31-25 in the 9th round of the EHF Champions League to follow group leaders Montpellier, who qualified after beating the Spaniards last round, to the play-offs with Sanad scoring 3 goals for his team.
Jesús González, La Rioja coach expressed his happiness after the game saying,”I am very proud of my players and how they played. At the beginning of the second half my team were not so good, especially in defence, but overall I am happy with the game. It is good that we advance to the next phase two years in a row.”
The Spanish club guaranteed a ticket in the play-offs with one match remaining aainst Slovakian team Tatran Presov who lie 3rd in the Group C with 8 points, 3 behind La Rioja. However Sanad’s club has a 21 goal difference advantage.
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