The first set was dominated by Spain, whose players came up with several beautiful combinations, especially their left winger Alvaro Perez scored in a spectacular way.
On the Norwegian side not much was working out in the first period, the so far convincing Edwin Fjeldtwedt had a low scoring percentage and him and his team-mates only forced Spain in the second period.
In this set a tight and face-to-face game has developed, the Norwegians started their top gear and it looked like they could win the game or go for golden goal, however the Spaniards took a time out in the dying seconds of the set and scored through a penalty, which meant a 2-0 set victory for them.
Andre Lindboe, player of Norway: “We´re disappointed, we had our chances, but due personal mistakes we lost. We could have won the second set, but we didn´t. In this phase of the tournament we show some tiredness, but we´ll be ready for the evening. In regard of the upcoming game against Hungary, I expect a great clash. We´ve played against them several times before, they´re one of the best teams in the Championship.”