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Spain defeated Germany, Croatia won against Hungary after tight matches

Spain defeated Germany, Croatia won against Hungary after tight matches
Ibolya Szekeres

Photo: Márta Kállai

 

SPENS Arena, in Novi Sad hosts the matches of group C in EURO 2012.

 

Germany- Spain

 

In the first match of the group, favorite Spain met Germany. Spain is considered a strong team, bronse medalist in OG, London this year. Germany is coming after a failed WCh in Brasil, not qualified to the OG.

 

First part of the match was a tight battle, good defenses and balanced score: 2-3, 4-4, 8-8, 11-11. Spanish keeper, Silvia Navarro had great saves, meanwhile Clara Woltering couldn’t catch as many balls as her iberic competitor. German backplayer, Laura Steinbach made a first half without fail, scoring five and half time ended 12-13.

In the secondpart Germany managed to keep the tight situation, equalised and took the lead, Steinbach has continued to impresse, Woltering showed improvment in the goal,18-16, fifteen minute before final whistle.

But Spanishs shook themselves and made a strong comeback, led by Marta Mangue and Macarena Aguilar,18-20. Eight minutes to go, Spain held the control and won the match by 20-23.

 

Result: Germany- Spain 20-23 (12-13)

 

Topscorers: Laura Steinbach (Germany) and Carmen Martin (Spain)

 

Photo: Márta Kállai

 

In the second match of the group, after a very balanced game, Croatia defeated Hungary with a very strange scoring in the final seconds.

 

Result: Croatia- Hungary  28-27 (15-14)

Topscorers: Maja Zebic (Croatia) 8 goals and Zsuzsanna Tomori (Hungary) 9 goals

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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