Euro 2014

Spain goes to semifinal

Spain goes to semifinal
Ibolya Szekeres
photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

European Championship, women

Main Round, Group I, third round

Debrecen, Arena Főnix

1. Norway. Denmark 3. Spain 4. Hungary 5. Romania. 6. Poland

Spain –  Denmark  29 – 22 (15 – 12)

Goals:

Navarro, Temprano (GK) – Mangue 1, Cabral, Pena 4, Aguilar, Elorza, Martin 4, Lopez 2, Gonzalez, Fernandez 5, Pinedo 4, Egozkue, Nunez, Chavez 3, Escribano,

Denmark: Toft, Poulsen (GK) – Fisker 1, Nörgaard 1, Hansen 2, Kristiansen 1, Möller, L.Jörgensen 7, Tranborg, Burgaard 3, Thorsgaard 1, Spellerberg 2, Gravholt 2, Östergaard, Kviesgaard 2

Jan Pytlick has replaced two players, Larke Möller came inn for Lotte Grigel on playmaker position and Stine Jörgensen was replaced by Mette Tranborg.

Denmark lost this game, having no chances again a very motivated Spain. Jorge Duenas’s team is in the semifinals, after Norway and Montenegro.

Best players of the match: Silvia Navarro (ESP) and Line Jörgensen (DEN)

Carmen Martin (ESP) – right wing

On the victory

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

“Our team spirit was really visible on the court tonight. We really showed our characters on the court. We lost two games, which were really hard and tough. But today we won. Denmark didn’t play very well, and we crushed them. This is true happiness.”

On getting to the semi-final:

“I feel great, because we’re going to the semi-final.This is the best feeling you can have. Of course, we have to improve a lot because Montenegro is a great team. We have many problems, but today we need to enjoy what we did.”

Jorge Duenas (ESP) – coach

On the victory and getting to the semi-final:

“We’re happy, because we qualified for the semi-final. Today my team enjoyed the match. And when they enjoy it, they are incredible. Today is the time to relax and enjoy this victory.”

Marta Mangue (ESP) – right back

On the victory

“I’m not surprised we won tonight. We talked about this and we came here to win. Our defence was good; Kristina Kristiansen didn’t score many goals. And she is the motor of Denmark.”

“I hope we will win the semi-finals. But we need to prepare tomorrow and just enjoy today.”

 

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Euro 2014
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.

More in Euro 2014

Norway – European Champions again, Spain took the silver

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 21, 2014

Swedish and Montenegrin quotes after the bronze match

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 21, 2014

Bronze medals for Sweden, after a deserved victory against Montenegro

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 21, 2014

All Star Team of the EURO 2014

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 21, 2014

EURO specialists Norway in the final again

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 19, 2014

Spain the first finalist, victory against Montenegro

Ibolya SzekeresDecember 19, 2014