Spain Misses The Last Shot, Victory Goes to Germany, Both of then to EHF Euro

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 …

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SWEDEN REACH MAIN ROUND

Sweden Didn’t Have Mercy For The Host Team

The home crowd at the W17 EHF Euro Macedonia didn’t have any reason to be cheerful at the first game for their team because Macedonian handball team lost against Sweden with 32-16 (14-11).

They were equal opponent only for 20 minutes, when the result still was tied at 8-8. But then Sweden made the first breakthrough in this match scoring 6 and conceding only one goal. Still, Macedonian girls managed to make things better until the halftime and bring the result to 14-11.

The first ten minutes of the second half were just an introduction of the Swedish incredible run that happened from 40th to 55th minute. They managed to keep their sheet clean scoring 9 consecutive goals and that brought them to a lead of 28-14. The final 32-16 was the biggest difference of the match.

Stankiewicz and Flodman scored 5 goals each for the winning team, while Gichevska and Velkova combined 4 each.

HEAD COACH OF SWEDEN, ERIK LARHOLM:

“We are glad to win the first match of this championship. We had some control matches in the last two weeks with teams from Sweden, but it is not the same. It is always more difficult when you face with new style of playing, and new opponent. It was nervous first half, …

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