In the German Cup, the team of national coach Marco Sturm against the Olympic champion Russia is subject only in the extension. Flensburg remains leader of the Handball Bundesliga.

Ice Hockey, Germany Cup: At the farewell of national coach Marco Sturm, the German national ice hockey team started with a defeat in the Germany Cup. To kick off the four-country tournament in Krefeld subject to the selection of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) the defending champion Russia 3: 4 (0: 1, 3: 1, 0: 1, 0: 1) after extra time. Sturm, who sensationally led the German team to Olympic silver in February, will join the North American professional league NHL next week as assistant coach.

The Nuremberg Leonhard Pföderl (21 and 29) and the Munich Frank Wall (40th) scored in front of 4,180 spectators the goals for the German team, which meets on Saturday (13.30 / Sport1) in their second game to runner-up Switzerland. Nikolaj Demidov (17), Dmitry Yudin (24), Andrei Chibisov (51) and Artem Semchyonok after 22 seconds of extra time secured victory for the Russians.

Football, FC Barcelona: FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team will be without Philippe Coutinho in their next matches. Due to an injury to his left thigh, the offensive player will have to take a break for two to three weeks.

Coutinho will certainly miss the home game of the leaders of the Primera División on Sunday against Betis Sevilla. In addition, the use of the Brazilian is questionable in the top match of FC Barcelona at Atlético Madrid on 24 November and the Champions League duel on 28 against PSV Einhoven.

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Handball, Bundesliga: The SG Flensburg-Handewitt continues to be at the top of the handball Bundesliga. On Thursday, the German champion won 33:20 (15: 9) at promoted SG BBM Bietigheim. With the away win improved the team of coach Maik Machulla their starting record on now 24: 0 points.

The first pursuer of the Flensburg remains SC Magdeburg, who prevailed at the TVB 1898 Stuttgart 40:27 (23: 9). Once again bribed the team coached by Bennet Wiegert with his pace handball against which the Stuttgart found no means. With his seven goals, Magdeburg's Matthias Musche expanded his total account to now 130 goals this season. Even more successful was teammate Daniel Pettersson, who was nine times successful.

At the 29:24 (14:12) of the foxes Berlin at the HSG Wetzlar celebrated the 42-year-old Petr Stochl his comeback in the gate of the capital city. The former Czech goalkeeper had been reactivated because of the acute staff problems of foxes. The Berliner Johan Koch saw the red card (25) after an over-hard start against Olle Forsell Schefvert.

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