After a tight and exciting match Norway overcame Spain and finish as first in the group.
For both national teams the game was about securing first place in the Main Round so they both showcased their very best.
As expected very tough and equal sets developed, the teams were on eye level and both periods were decided in the dying seconds. On the Norwegian side coach Eskil Andreassen decided to rest Gina Lorentsen, so Kamilla Ersek got more playing responsibility.
Spain were leading in the first half and it looked they would win the match, but the Norwegians scored a double point and won the set with this shocking Spanish trainer Pedro Jose Moreno.
The second set developed similarly to the first, Spain were leading and Norway were equalizing. In the dying seconds Spain were leading, Norway had the ball and scored, but referees decided the goal happened too late, so Norway had to go another time for shoot-out and they clearly won it, as Spain lost their nerves and missed most of their chances to score.
Kamilla Ersek, player of Norway: “We were expecting a tough game like this, where we were luckier in the end. It´s hard to explain the fluctuations in our game between first and second set, but we always aim to play on top level. We again had to practice the shoot-out and I´m very happy we won it.”