Handball EC: Germany lost to Norway – semi-remaining out of the question

Status: 21.01.2022 22:00

The German handball gamers suffered their second consecutive defeat in the event towards Norway and now have a slim likelihood of reaching the semi-finals.

The DHB qualifier lost to the Scandinavians 23:28 (12:14) in Bratislava on Friday night (Jan 21, 2022) and is now not in management of a spot in the semi-finals.

Now we’d like two wins and Schützenhilfe

With the defeat, nationwide coach Alfred Ghislason’s staff should win their remaining two video games towards Sweden on Sunday and Russia on Tuesday.

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At the similar time, Norway should additionally lose towards Spain, and the Norwegians should not lose towards Sweden on Tuesday. Then, if the Swedes win, there will probably be a 3-manner comparability of the three nations. If Sweden and Norway draw, the Germans will go straight by means of.

The German data initially upset Sagosen

The DHB staff entered the recreation with a squad that had lost to Spain the day earlier than. No “returners with Corona” (but).

The Norwegians, who performed the earlier day and scored 42 objectives towards Poland, couldn’t see a giant offensive pressure at the starting of the recreation. After eight minutes, the Germans took a 4-2 lead and located gaps in an initially comparatively attacking Norwegian defence.

With DHB’s protection at the different finish compact and bodily opposed, proper winger Lucas Zerbe was in a position to rating two ‘straightforward’ objectives early on. Christoph Steinert repeatedly attacked the Norwegian celebrity Sander Sagosen in the proper-half defensive place and thus disrupted the move of the favourite’s recreation.

Norway is rising, Germany is experiencing drought once more

The coach of the Norwegian nationwide staff, Christian Berge, modified a bit of and switched to each assault and protection. It paid off, with the new gamers inflicting issues for the DHB staff and the recreation turned on its head. For eight minutes they failed to rating and in that interval that they had Johannes Bitter to thank for some sturdy matches between the posts. David Schmidt’s aim in the twenty third minute was the solely aim to make it 7-8 – it may have been worse.

It was an intense and bodily recreation with each groups working laborious for each aim. However, it was the Germans who made minor errors earlier than the break. At 12:14 the sides modified.

Opponents are too sturdy and pulled out

In the first minutes of the second half, the Scandinavians had been in a position to isolate the German protection with their broad play and plenty of crosses in the backfield. Just 5 minutes later it was 14:18, Gislason took motion, introduced Daniel Rebmann to the Bits and attacked the guard.

It was a brief-lived success, with the Germans coming a bit of nearer with a dominant voice, however the opposition, with many Bundesliga gamers in the prime six, had been individually sturdy and skilled. With 1 / 4 of an hour to go, Johannes Golla and Co had been 17:22 behind. Especially towards Norwegian left-half Erik Thorsteinsen Toft, DHB had no reply that night. He had seven hits. The most profitable German shooter was Golla, who scored 4 objectives.

Gislason: Still proud

In the remaining interval, the nationwide coach reminded his gamers once more that each aim may rely in the finish in the three-manner comparability. The Norwegians additionally understood this and adopted by means of to the finish. “We discovered a bit of bit. I’m nonetheless proud of my boys, they gave it their all and by no means gave up.” Gislason defined to ZDF after the remaining whistle.


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