Kiel (dpa / lno) - The handball players at THW Kiel have thrown themselves back to the top of the Bundesliga table with their eighth win of the season.
On Sunday, the record champions prevailed after a hard-fought game with 31:28 (15:12) at Frisch Auf Göppingen.
With nine goals, Sander Sagosen was the most successful thrower of the «zebras».
Marcel Schiller was also successful nine times for the hosts.
Thanks to the goal difference better by one goal, the THW ousted the Rhein-Neckar Löwen from first place.
Kiel were quickly in the lead with 4: 1 (8th).
Even at 21:15 (39th) everything seemed to lead to a sure win.
But the Göppingen did not want to leave the points to the record champions without a fight.
The hosts quietly looked for solutions, and repeatedly came to success through the external positions.
In addition, the Kiel made five misses from the seven-meter line.
Almost two minutes before the end, Schiller scored the 28:29 with his fifth penalty throw.
Kiel's captain Domagoj Duvnjak and the Norwegian Sagosen secured the guests' deserved victory with their goals.
On Wednesday, the Kiel want to celebrate a sense of achievement in the Champions League again.
After two defeats against FC Barcelona and a total of three games without a win, the “Zebras” will compete at Telekom Veszprem in Hungary.
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