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33:28 and winner of the Club World Cup! Magdeburg puts Barcelona in their place

Things are going really well for SC Magdeburg these days: After winning the European League and being sovereign top of the Handball Bundesliga, Michael Damgaard’s team also won the prestigious Club World Cup – and in the end clearly against Champions League winners Barça.

The German champions of 2001 won the IHF Super Globe with a clear 33:28 (19:16) victory.

SC Magdeburg, the German champions of 2001, won the IHF Super Globe with a clear 33:28 (19:16) – for the first time in the club’s history. At the same time, the current HBL leaders managed to topple the big favourites FC Barcelona at the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Jeddah respectively) – and they did so by a surprisingly clear margin.

The best Magdeburg scorer was Omar Magnusson with seven goals, for the Catalans Dika Mem was the most successful with ten goals. This is the first title for the SCM in their second participation. THW Kiel (2011) and Füchse Berlin (2015, 2016) also won the Club World Cup, officially called the IHF Super Globe by the world governing body, in their club histories.

Barcelona’s Club World Cup streak is snapped

In a fast opening phase, the defences hardly had a grip (5:5/5th minute), Magdeburg stayed close to Barça. Only after a quarter of an hour did the game calm down a bit and the SCM went in front (15:13/20.). Bitter: Philipp Weber (28.) twisted his ankle in the fight for the ball and could not continue, but SCM took the lead into the break.

Barcelona, who had last won the Club World Cup title three times in a row and had also finished the 2020/21 season completely without defeat (61 from 61), tried it with a lot of tempo after the break, but the SCM forced the giants into longer attacks again and again (25:22/37.). Although the Blaugrana reduced the score to two goals in the meantime, SCM remained unimpressed and decided the match with a 4:0 run (33:25/54.).

Before the triumph against Barcelona, Magdeburg had celebrated victories against Sydney University from Australia, Al Duhail (Qatar) and Aalborg Handbold from Denmark. The Danes had previously beaten Pinheiros from Brazil 34:29 in the match for third place.

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