- Łomża Vive Kielce defeated Barcelona in the 7th round of the Champions League group stage. Thus, the inhabitants of Kielce interrupted the streak of Blaugrana which had lasted for six years
- Foreign media are full of admiration for the Polish team
- “Łomża Vive Kielce played a phenomenal match and threw Ortega’s team on their knees” – writes the Balkan Handball portal
- More such texts can be found on the main page of Onet.pl
On Thursday, Łomża Vive Kielce faced Barcelona, unbeaten in six years before their home crowd, in the Champions League. Handball players from Catalonia for the last time lost in December 2015, then the players of the Kielce team turned out to be better than them. This time it was similar. The team of Talant Duyshebaev after a fierce battle kept the lead and won 32:30, thanks to which they increased their advantage over Blaugrana to three points.
“Mundo Deportivo” after the victory of Łomża Vive Kielce
“Mundo Deportivo”: Barcelona’s first home defeat in Europe since 2015.
At the outset, the journalist from “Mundo Deportivo” recalled that since December 2015 Barcelona has not lost to its own audience in 46 consecutive matches with row. In 45 of them she won and tied once. This happened in 2017 when their rival was the German Rhein-Neckar Loewen.
“The Polish team showed why it is the leader and once again a contender for the title in the Champions League. For 60 minutes it was well disposed, its defense was always concentrated, and the attack effectiveness was higher. Andreas Wolff’s parades prevented us from returning to the game” – writes the journalist.
“Marca” after the victory of Łomża Vive Kielce
“Marca”: Failure in meeting number 500
“Failure at home (30:32) is not the best way to celebrate the match number 500 in European club competitions. Łomża Vive Kielce has shown why it is leading in its group in the Champions League. Two hundred Polish fans helped to create a fantastic atmosphere in Palau Blaugrana” – you can read on the website of “Marki”. It seems that the Spaniards do not believe in the failure of their best team.
“El Periodico” after the victory of Łomża Vive Kielce
“El Periodico”: A failure in the jubilee with Łomża Vive Kielce
“Barca lost this Thursday to Łomża Vive Kielce, which is running away from the top and showed great superiority. For the first 30 minutes we were excellent, before the block of visitors started to appear. Thus, the Polish team ends the first round of the Champions League as the leader of group B with 12 points. on possible 14. Next Wednesday Blaugrana players will have the opportunity to rematch “- write in” El Periodico “.
“Balkan Handball” after the victory of Łomża Vive Kielce
“Balkan Handball”: A shock in the anniversary match. Kielce breaks the historic Barcelona series!
It is not only the Spanish and Polish media that write about the triumph of the Polish team and the interruption of Barcelona’s excellent streak. Journalists from the Balkans are also impressed by the game of Talant Duyshebaev’s team. “Łomża Vive Kielce played a phenomenal match and brought Ortega’s team to their knees. The current European champion lost the match for the first time in six years! And as if there was not enough symbolism – it was Vive Kielce who defeated Barcelona in 2015”.
In the next round, the team from Kielce will face Barcelona again. The match will be played on Wednesday, November 24 at 18:45.