German handball gamers handed the entrance examination, Defeated the Netherlands with a rating of 33:26 (15:12). reached the quarter-finals of the world championship early. Fifth recreation, fifth win – recreation on. Gdańsk ticket in your pocket, now on Monday (20.30, ARD) solely for group wins. “It was a really aggressive recreation. We had extra coronary heart at the finish. That was the deciding issue,” stated goalkeeper Andreas Wolff. National coach Alfred Gislason praised his protection: “It was nice. But I additionally should reward my inside block, Julian Koster and Johannes Golla. It was a fantastic recreation.”
France or Spain can be opponents in the play-offs. “Dear Spain. France may be very robust this yr,” stated Norwegian famous person Sander Sagosen. The Kiel man “bought the job performed” together with his staff against Qatar (30:17). The Germans adopted go well with.
But Sagosen warned about the Orange Express: “They depart the beginning block at 200 kilometers per hour.” Around their agile playmaker Luke Staines, who’s only one.72m tall, the Dutch weren’t fairly as fast, however no less than they managed to make it 2-0 (third place). But Germany have secured security because of a really cellular protection that may push the seams effectively when shifting laterally. And the DHB decide scored the first massive factors, the game-deciding motion. The first free kick was purchased by goalkeeper Andreas Wolff from Magdeburg’s Kay Smits, who was saved from the seven-meter line. Twelve minutes later Yuri Knorr scored the first purpose (5:4).
But in entrance of 6250 spectators, a aggressive combat happened. He lacked the ease of earlier video games. Julian Köster revived the recreation from the backcourt, whereas Juri Knorr continued to shine together with his pirouettes and recreation management. But there have been repeated errors in the offensive recreation, which “TeamNL” punished with counterattacks. However, Knorr and Co have been forward in the intense encounter. It was at all times Wolff in purpose for DHB. Ten saves earlier than the break is nice. The 3,500 German followers chanted “Andi, Andi” over and over. A plus between the data was additionally seen in the outcome (15:11/28.).
Germany withdraws after a hard-fought preliminary part
The preliminary choice was made after the break: Knorr, proper wing Patrik Grotzky and Köster put the needle ahead, Wolf managed to nail his purpose from the again (15 saves). Worthy: After the recreation, he was named man of the match. And in his absence, the pole and twine helped. Having scored 5 targets in a row, the Germans reached 20:12 (thirty ninth). “Ole, Ole, super-Germany” was heard from the early ranks. It took the Dutch 9 minutes to interrupt by means of the German defensive wall for the first time. And even that is after a seven-meter throw. When Knorr scored for the ninth time and Germany made it eight plus after 45 minutes, the evening of German handball started.
“We’re actually comfortable. The assist from the stands was nice,” stated Leipzig’s Luca Witzke, “we wore the Dutch out with our protection. We additionally had a fantastic goalkeeper in Andi Wolf. We don’t be concerned about the attainable opponent in the quarter finals, we take the staff that got here out.
Germany’s purpose: Knorr 9/6, Grotzky 5, Golla 4, Ok. Hafner 4, Koster 4, Steinert 2, Weber 2, Kolbacher 1, Mertens 1, Witzke 1.
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