With now 17: 7 points, the Zebras overtook the French and improved to the second place in the group A. At the end of the preliminary round, this placement means direct entry into the quarterfinals. Steffen Weinhold was in front of the 3435 spectators with five goals of the best throwers of the North Germans. For Montpellier, Hugo Descat was six times successful.
In her first home game of the year, the keels caught a good start. Goalkeeper Niklas Landin was with important parades. Winehold to the 4: 1 (7.) and Hendrik Pekeler at 16:10 (25th) provided for clear guides of the hosts, which played their attacks very efficiently. Montpellier, on the other hand, could hardly escape in the offensive.
After the side change it tried the replacement seeded guests with a clearly more offensive defense variant. But that too did not bring the keel from the concept. Rights Sven Ehrig made with his hits on 27:17 in the 42nd minute for the first ten-goal leadership of the Zebras and the early decision in a one-sided party.
THW Kiel – Montpellier HB 35:26 (19:13)
Tore THW Kiel: Weinhold 5, Ekberg 4/3, Pekeler 4, Reinkind 4, Vienna CEK 4, Bilyk 3, Ciudad Benitez 3, Honig 2, Sagosen 2, Zarabec 2, Duvnjak 1, M. Landin 1
Montpellier HB: DESCAT 6/1, BATAILLE 4, Y. LENNE 4, BOS 3, A. LENNE 2, PANIC 2, PORTE 2, VILLEMINOT 2, NACINOVIC 1
Referee: Bojan Lah (Slovenia) / David Sok (Slovenia)
Criminal minutes: 6/2
Disqualification: \ – / –