The German handball champion SC Magdeburg meets in the preliminary round of the Champions League, among others, the French top team Paris Saint-Germain. THW Kiel has to deal with defending champion and record winner FC Barcelona. That was the result of the draw in Vienna.
Other SCM opponents in Group A are GOG Gudme from Denmark, FC Porto, Dinamo Bucharest from Romania, Telekom Veszprem from Hungary, Wisla Plock (Poland) and HC Zagreb (Croatia). In the somewhat more difficult Group B, Kiel will also meet Pick Szeged (Hungary), RK Celje (Slovenia), the Polish champions Kielce with national keeper Andreas Wolff, HBC Nantes from France, Elverum HB from Norway and Aalborg HB from Denmark.
In Group A, the German women’s champion SG BBM Bietigheim meets the defending champion Vipers Kristiansand from Norway. The Hungarian club FTC Budapest with the German national team captain Emily Bölk is also one of the opponents of the Bietigheimers.
The first matchday of the new season in the men’s premier class is scheduled for September 14th. The women from Bietigheim already start on the weekend of 10./11. September. The final tournaments will take place on 3./4. June 2023 in Budapest (women) and on 17./18. June 2023 in Cologne (men).