HSV Hamburg and THW Kiel clash in DHB Pokal semi-final.
HSV Hamburg and THW Kiel take on each other in the DHB Pokal semifinal on Saturday.
This is a match-up between the holders of the past two seasons. Hamburg won the DHB Pokal in 2010, ending Kiel's three-year reign. Kiel, however, regained the cup last year, beating SG Flensburg-Handewitt 30-24 in the final.
Hamburg is out to bounce back after losing to MT Melsungen 29-30 in the last round of the Bundesliga. Out to lead the club are Blazenko Lackovic and Hans Lindberg. Also out to impress are Matthias Flohr and Torsten Jansen.
Kiel, meanwhile, has yet to lose a match in the Bundesliga this season. They are coming off a 32-27 win over SC Magdeburg. Momir Ilic and Filip Jicha are the club's top players. Helping them out are Kim Andersson and goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer.
The winner of this match will play the winner of the other semifinal between SG Flensburg and TuS N-Lübbecke. Hamburg and Kiel are also scheduled to meet in the Bundesliga on Sunday.