Handball EM: Germany lost to Norway – semi-finals 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 not in management of a spot in the semi-finals.

Now we want two wins and Schützenhilfe

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

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At the identical time, Norway should additionally lose towards Spain, and the Norwegians should not lose towards Sweden on Tuesday. Then, if the Swedes win, there can be a 3-method comparability of the three nations. A draw between Sweden and Norway will see the Germans go straight by.

The German info initially upset Sagosen

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

The Norwegians, who performed the earlier day and scored 42 objectives towards Poland, didn’t see a lot of an enormous 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 ready 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 circulate of the favourite’s recreation.

Norway is rising, Germany is experiencing drought once more

The coach of the Norwegian nationwide crew, Christian Berge, modified slightly and switched to each assault and protection. It paid off, with the new gamers inflicting issues for the DHB crew and the recreation turned on its head. Meanwhile, there was no objective for eight minutes and through that interval they might thank Johannes Bitter, who was robust between the posts on a number of events. David Schmidt’s objective in the twenty third minute was the solely objective to make it 7-8 – it may have been worse.

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

Opponents are too robust and pulled out

In the first minutes of the second half, the Scandinavians have been ready to isolate the German protection with their large play and plenty of crosses in the backfield. Just 5 minutes later, at 14:18, Gislason took motion, bringing Daniel Rebmann to the Beats and attacking his guards.

It was a brief-lived success, with the Germans coming slightly nearer with a dominant voice, however the opposition, with many Bundesliga gamers of their again six, have been individually robust and skilled. With 1 / 4 of an hour to go, Johannes Golla and Co have 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 ultimate interval, the nationwide coach reminded his gamers once more that each objective may rely in the finish in the three-method comparability. The Norwegians additionally understood this and adopted by to the finish. “We realized slightly 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 ultimate whistle.

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