The Kempa Trick is the highest Form of humiliation there is in football. Usually teams from the trick box to get him, if the decision is made in a game for a long time. Not the THW Kiel on Saturday evening In the semi-final of the DHB Cup against the foxes Berlin, the North German said Cabinet pieces showed at the end of the first half: right winger Niclas Ekberg met briefly before breaks Irene by-flight Deposit to the 13:7 – and the accompanying black-and-white Block in the 13 200 spectators at the sold out football Arena of Hamburg celebrated so playfully, as the feed to the final is on Sunday already.
At the end of 60-fought, high-class and dramatic minutes, a different impression: the Kiel case were perhaps a bit too early and too sure that they wanted to make it in the rush of success a bit too nice. After a great catch-up race of the foxes, the team of coach Velimir Petkovic of 22:24 (7:13) had to give the German record champion and Cup winner beaten, can now challenge in the final on Sunday the SC Magdeburg (15.10, live on ARD). "I can't be my players evil. We have played very neat, especially in the second half," said Petkovic, "but we just didn't hit the goal, our conclusion was catastrophic."
First of all, the Berliner met the favorites at eye level (4:4) – because they sent after mediocre weeks finally a defense on the field, would have been in the Bundesliga round of like to seen more often. Or: at all times. Minister of defence, Jakov Gojun, and its people fought and wrestled in the mid-block to every inch of space. Then Kiel's Keeper, Niklas Landin has increased into a frenzy and drew the game in the expected direction. The Dane bought his compatriot Hans Lindberg, two wholly-owned opportunities, and showed, in addition, a number of great parades.
After the meeting
tipped To top it all joined the Berlin side also bad luck: in the mid-term one, they met five Times post respectively the bar. At half-time of the THW was well ahead on 13:7. "However, I found that the result has lied to this time," said foxes-captain Lindberg, "we have not really played badly, but our chance of recovery...." He had to finish the sentence, in order to bring his message to the people. "Here's the T-H-W ruled," chanted the travelling Kiel Fans to break and the Magdeburg Annex in Hamburg that is connected to the foxes since time immemorial in intimate aversion, with roared diligently and loudly.
After the break, the encounter tipped with perpetual duration. A court reference against the keel of a circle runner and defensive leader Hendrik Pekeler changed the statics of the game completely. "After an outstanding first half – and I mean attack as defence – have we completely lost our line, and great difficulty to get," said Kiel coach Alfred Gislason. Gate to gate, picked up the foxes, who were after the 18:20 by Mattias Zachrisson suddenly back in range – the mascot Fuchsi fired up fan reported back to the word. Alone: it wasn't enough, the comeback of the Berlin came just too late. "I am pleased that we have managed somehow," said Gislason.More about
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"Just on the performance of the second half, we can and must build on this now", said Petkovic. Already in less than two weeks, it gets his Team to do it again with the THW Kiel: at the start of the Easter weekend, the foxes riding their Bundesliga home game against the Schleswig-Holsteiner. Then you can also work to improve their disastrous record against Kiel: By the defeat in the Cup semi-final, the foxes have decided exactly one of the 27 past duels with the THW.