Record champion THW Kiel has won the top match of the Handball Bundesliga and defending champion SG Flensburg-Handewitt inflicted their first defeat of the season. The team of new coach Filip Jicha won in the emotional Nordduell 28:24 (18:13). The best throwers of the Kiel were Niclas Ekberg and Lukas Nilsson with five goals each. For the THW it was the 60th success in the Nordderby.
Kiel has after the prestige success 6: 2 points in the account. The Flensburgers, who surprisingly did not manage to get past a draw at HSG Wetzlar last week, are more than the Kielers with 7: 3 points after another shock at one game.
In a defeat, the THW, who was defeated 31:32 at SC Magdeburg this season, had been under pressure early in the season. Kiel had lost both the Supercup against Flensburg and the final of the club World Cup against FC Barcelona.