Euro 2014

Hungary and Russia shared points in thriller

Hungary and Russia shared points in thriller
photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

European Championship, Hungary-Győr

Hungary –  Russia 29 – 29 (14 – 15)

Hungary: Herr, Bíró, Kiss (GK) – Triscsuk 6, Szucsánszki 1, Kovacsics 5, Bulath 2, Klivinyi 1, Szamoránsky 1, Bódi 3, Mayer 1, Planéta 2, Mészáros 1, Erdősi 2, Kovacsicz 1, Tomori 3

Russia: Sedoykina, Sidorova (GK) – Kuznetcova 4, Sen 5, Uskova 2, Bobrovnikova 3, Davydenko 2, Makeeva 1, Zhilinskayte, Marennikova, Punko 2, Bliznova 1, Chernoivanenko 1, Dmitrieva 7, Ilina, Petrova 1

Best players of the match: Krisztina Triscsuk (HUN) and Daria Dmitrieva (RUS)

After a bad start in the first half of the match the hosts from Hungary have seen themselves lead by five goals, 5-10, Russia scoring easy goals after Hungarian mistakes and turnovers. When Hungarian defense became tighter and the offensive play was changed totally compared with the initial concept, Hungary was down only by one goal before the break, and managed to equalise and to take the lead in the second.

The match was closed, Hungarian goalkeepers Kiss and the rookie, Biró had given a fantastic support with their savings to the team, but Russians were clever enough to take advantage of a suspension of Tomori and from 29-27 they managed to finish the match 29- 29 by draw.

The two team shared the points in a drama, in front of thousands of handball fans.

Spain leads the group A, by beating Poland clearly, 29-22

Quick statements ( ehf)

Evgenii Trefilov (RUS) – coach

About the atmosphere in the Audi Arena:

“It’s always very hard to play against the host teams and host fans, because they are really supporting their team.”

About his team’s performance

“There are some things that we can do better.”

About the important match against Spain on 9 December:

“There are so many young players in the Russia team who are unexperienced to play major tournements like this. In the Spanish team there are some experienced players, with a lot of years in the team, and for this reason it is going to be a tough fight.”

Krisztina Triscsuk (HUN) – left back

About the team’s performance

“We had all prepared to win this match, but I think at the end a draw is not too bad either. We still have many important matches ahead of us. We have time to solve our problems and to show what we’re truly capable of.”

Zita Szucsanszki (HUN) – centre back

About the last minutes of the game

“I told the team to calm down. To pass as much as possible to kill time. But two minutes are a lot with a player down. At the end we managed to draw.”

About the beginning of the match

“We started the match really bad. Russia made us commit mistakes a lot and it was easy for them to score. But we managed to tighten our defence and surprised them with it. After that we we were doing better.”



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Euro 2014

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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