AEK Win but Fall Short on Aggregate

AEK Win but Fall Short on Aggregate


AEK 27 - 26 Potaissa Turda
(Agg. 49 -59)

AEK’s men’s handball team lost on aggregate to Romania’s AHC Potaissa Turda in the final of the EHF Challenge Cup.

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After losing the first leg 22-33 in Romania, AEK needed to overcome that deficit at home. Their attempt to come from behind and win their first European trophy in club history did not get off to a good start, as they were down 11-18 at halftime.

AEK were able to overcome this deficit in the second half and ultimately win 27-26. However, due to the aggregate score being 49-59 in favor of the Romanians, the Kitrinomavri and their 5,000 fans at OAKA in Athens would finish runner-up to the Romanians. Nevertheless, AEK fans should be proud of their team for reaching their first European final, especially considering that their previous best result in Europe was reaching the quarterfinals.

by Andreas Stamas
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