Second match of the day in group C has brought a fight between two teams knowing each other quiet well, but both staying on the looser side in their opening matches. Hungary lost at least one point in the last seconds against Croatia, winning by a very lucky scoring of Aneta Peraica. Germany had even the chance to defeat Spain at the middle of the second half having a two goals advantage, but strong Spanish defense neutralised Germans to the end.
So we could expect a match of two disappointed teams, who wants to collect their first points, so important to advance to the next round.
First half started with a German advantage, 1-6 after 7 minutes, when head-coach Karl Erik Böhn took his first time-out. Hungarians managed to came closer , 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, but the opponents were not giving up, scoring on several fast-breaks Katja Schülke in the German goal saved several shoots, but Orsolya Herr as well showed a great performance, saving a penalty against Nadgornaja. Playmaker Wohlbold scored three times for Germany and Anita Görbiczc has transformed several penalties for Hungary. Half time result: 11-14.
In the second part of the game after seven played minutes Hungary has equalised, and took the lead at 16-15, scoring by Zita Szucsánszki. Shcülke has continued the good saving-series, but Hungarians showed a strong team-spirit, and cheered by the numerous Hungarian crowd they managed to build up a slight advantage, 20-18, 21-19. Very exciting last five minutes, with new tie and new Hungarian lead, 23-21, one minute to go. Final result: 24-21.
Result: Hungary- Germany (11-14)
Topscorers: Anita Görbicz (Hungary)9 goals and Marlene Zapf (Germany) 5 goals