Big guns kept apart

Big guns kept apart
By Eurosport

07/04/2009 at 10:31Updated

Last year's finalists Ciudad Real and Kiel were kept apart in the semi-final draw for the Champions League.

Defending champions Ciudad, the sole remaining Spanish team in the competition, were paired with HSV Hamburg in a repeat of last year's last four clash which the Liga ASOBAL club edged 60-59 on aggregate.

2007 winners Kiel will face fellow Bundesliga outfit Rhein-Neckar Loewen.

THW, who are unbeaten in 26 league games this season and who have lost just one of their 14 Champions League matches, will be heavy favourites against the Mannheim outfit who are making their debut in Europe's premier competition.

EHF Champions League

HSV Hamburg v BM Ciudad Real

THW Kiel v Rhein-Neckar Löwen


RK Gorenje v TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen

VfL Gummersbach v CAI BM. Aragon

Cup Winners' Cup

Kadetten Handball v HSG Nordhorn

ZMC Amicitia Zürich v Pevafersa Valladolid

Men's Challenge Cup

Besiktas JK v UCM Sport Resita

CSU Suceava v BSV Bern Muri