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8 months ago - 2/21/2020

Unbeaten Dinamo rekindle rivalry with Sporting

Two berths for the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16 are up for grabs for the top two teams from Groups C and D.

In the play-off, unbeaten group D winners Dinamo are trying to earn their first ever Last 16 berth by beating Sporting C.P., while Polish side Orlen Wisla Plock face Bidasoa Irun, the group C winners.

The first leg is played on Saturday, the decisive return leg is scheduled for next weekend.


Sporting C.P. (POR) vs C.S. Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU)
Saturday 22 February, 19:30 CET, live on ehfTV.com

  • Sporting edged Dinamo by two goals on aggregate (59:57) in the same phase of the competition last season
  • Dinamo are the only unbeaten team left in the competition, with seven wins and three draws - all in away games
  • Sporting are also undefeated this season on home court, with four wins and a draw
  • former Dinamo right wing Valentin Ghionea is Sporting’s best scorer this CL season, with 51 goals

Orlen Wisla Plock (POL) vs Bidasoa Irun (ESP)
Saturday 22 February, 15:00 CET, live on ehfTV.com

  • Plock reached the Last 16 four times in the past six seasons, most recently last year
  • Plock have four wins and a draw in five home matches while Bidasoa won three away games in the group phase
  • Bidasoa have failed to win any of their last four domestic games and dropped to fourth place in the Spanish league
  • Plock and Bidasoa have not met before in the CL
Author: Adrian Costeiu / ew