World Championship 2013 Serbia

Hungary crushed Spain and qualifies to the quarter finals

Hungary crushed Spain and qualifies to the quarter finals
Ibolya Szekeres
Photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Novi Sad, SPENS Arena

Hungary – Spain 28 – 11 (17 – 11)

Topscorers: Anita Görbicz(HUN) 6 goals and Marta Lopez (ESP) 7 goals

Best player of the match: Szandra Zácsik (HUN)

The fifth match of eight finals is organized in Novi Sad, between Hungary and Spain. The two teams met each other last year also in the Main Round stage of the ECh, that time Hungary took the victory.

Today is another match, a difficult one for both teams. Spain has qualified to the eight finals with four victories and one defeat against Norway, proving their level.

Hungary has been defeated by Romania and Germany. Otherwise they have won the other matches from the group against Czech republic, Tunisia and Australia.

The winner of this match will play in the quarter finals with the winner of the match between Brazil and Netherlands.

The match started with Hungarian goal from  Zita Szucsánszki, then Marta Lopez but the ball behind Kiss form the right wing.  Than the teams played a close, balanced games, with small advantages in both sides, 1 – 2, 3 – 4, 5 – 6. Hungary raised the tempo, and after 5 – 7 they scored four times by Tomori, Soós and Vérten -twice and took the lead at 9- 7.

Jorge Duenas took his timeout to stop the Hungarian storm, but  Anita Görbicz and company kept the lead and managed to increase it, 11 – 9, 1 3 – 9, winning the first half by 17 – 12.

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Topscorer of the first half is right winger from Spain, Marta Lopez with four goals.

 

The second half started with a Spanish come-back, three goals by playmaker Macarena Aguilar on breakthrough, Nerea Pena scored from seven meter, Silvia Navarro saved three balls and  Hungarian János Hajdu, called his second time-out, 19 – 17, minute 37.

Big clash between the two teams on the court, but Hungary managed to keep the lead and increase the gap, 21 – 18, 24 – 20,  25 – 20, minute 56 of the match.

Szandra Zácsik, Krisztina Triscsuk, Éva Kiss added small details to the Hungarian play and Hungary won the match and qualify to the quarter finals.

Final result: 28 – 21.

 

 

 

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World Championship 2013 Serbia
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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