Viborg HK are very close to the Final of the Women’s Champions League after an impressive 34-28 away win against Oltchim Valcea in the first leg of the semi-final tie.
An extremely solid defence and a very effective Katrine Lunde Haraldsen in the Viborg goal made it possible for the Danes to win. Viborg’s left winger, Gitte Aaen, was back from injury. Only Bojana Popovic and Nora Reiche were missing as they are both out for a longer period. It was not Aaen, however, but the other left winger of Viborg, Henriette Mikkelsen, to play very well in the first half. Time and time again did she manage to “steal” balls and start fast breaks, especially in the first half. In general, Valcea had a hard time against the Viborg defence, and the Romanian backcourt players had particular problems, while the wingers had somewhat more success.