Spain and Germany did a great job yesterday, qualifying for the european handball championship, so today’s match between the two teams didn’t have too special meaning. This allowed both teams to play more relaxed than usually, making some mistakes they didn’t make in the previous matches. Spain was in control for the first 45 minutes of the match, but the better form in the final quarter of the match gave Germany the win (30-29).
The beginning of the match was totally equal, with both teams changing in the lead in the opening ten minutes. Spain was the team that first led with two goals (7-5, 11. minute), later increasing the lead to three goals (9-6), thanks to the right back Mbengue Rodriguez, who played excellent in the first half.
Germany finally got back in the game in the last ten minutes of the first half, drawing the result 11-11, few minutes later it was 13-13, before Spanish players scored two more goals and went to break with a two goal lead (15-13).
Germans played much better at the start of the second half, scoring three goals in a row and taking a 16-15 lead.
Spain raised the level and again took control, leading 24-22 and 25-23, but it was obvious that this …