First Highlight of the Season: Pixum Super Cup

Every year the season of the LIQUI MOLY HBL starts with the Pixum Super Cup, where the reigning German Champion plays against the current DHB-Pokal winner. It is the first trophy of the season and it is seen as a setting up before the new championship starts. The Pixum Super Cup 2020 has to be postponed due to Covid-19.

Until 2020 the ISS DOME, a multifunctional arena with more than 10.000 spectator seats, will be the home of the official opening event of the season 2019/20 and its highly contested trophy. The LIQUI MOLY HBL, supported by "Sportstadt Düsseldorf", usually celebrates a great opening of the season with fans from all over Germany.

Due to Covid-19 the Pixum Super Cup 2020, which will be played by THW Kiel and SG Flensburg-Handewitt, has to be postponed: The official season opening will take part on September 2, 2020, in Düsseldorf. Tickets will remain their valid.

Success Story of the Super Cup

Since 1994 the Super Cup has been a fixed component of the LIQUI MOLY HBL’s schedule. The contest’s debut was played by THW Kiel and SG Wallau-Massenheim. The Super Cup turned out to be a huge success, fascinating the audience and raising awareness on the starting handball season. SG Wallau-Massenheim could surprisingly beat THW Kiel in the premiere, but nevertheless the Zebras are the undisputed winner of the Pixum Super Cup: 9 out of 20 matches ended up with Kiel raising the trophy.

Pixum Super Cup 2019: The 100th derby

The last two years the Rhein-Neckar Löwen participated in the Pixum Super Cup as the reigning Champion and both times celebrated the winning of the trophy and a perfect start of the beginning season. In 2019 handball fans are looking forward to a special match with a long history: Since decades SG Flensburg-Handewitt and THW Kiel has been dominating the HBL and both teams fascinate the handball scene worldwide. In context of Pixum Super Cup 2019 both teams based in the north of Germany played against each other for the 100th time. After furios 60 minutes SG Flensburg-Handewitt has won the historical match.

Finally the SG could succed after 28:28 (13:14) after 60 minutes with 4:3. For Flensburg it was the third triumph after 2000 and 2013 at the atmospheric season opening. "Three titles in two years is okay," said SG coach Maik Machulla at Sky Sport News HD: "I'm happy that we're going home with a positive feeling. It was a game at eye level, in the end we won happily." Best Flensburg thrower in front of 9713 spectators in Düsseldorf was Johannes Golla with eight goals. For the German record champion, Niclas Ekberg, Magnus Landin and Domagoj Duvnjak scored five goals each in the 100th national derby of the two clubs. A successful start into the 54th season of LIQUI MOLY HBL!

Team-Tickets available now!

Group tickets for more than 10 people are available in the ticket shop of the LIQUI MOLY Handball-Bundesliga. Benefit from an exclusive and attractive discount for your team and enjoy a great handball day in Düsseldorf!

Mareen Milse

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