Golden League: Denmark and Iceland victories on second day

Golden League: Denmark and Iceland victories on second day
photo: szi

photo: szi

Golden League organised in Oslo, Norway in Nadderud Arena.

Participants: France, Denmark, Iceland, Norway

France arrived without the Karabatic brothers, but O’Meyer, Narcisse, Fernandez, Abalo or Sorhaindo is a part of the team preparing in Oslo.

Denmark has also a squad with some key players, Landin, Hansen, Eggert, Lindberg, Toft Hansen or Nöddesbö are all in the team.

First day -Friday:

Denmark –  France  23 – 22 (13 – 10)

photo: szi

photo: szi

Interesting encounter between Denmark and France, balanced match, mostly Danish lead during the first half. Denmark leads 13-10, after Mikkel Hansen, Niklas Landin and Rasmus Lauge showed some exciting handball moments in front of a half full Nadderud Arena.

Second part of the game was spiced with several saves of Landin, Norwegian spectators was thrilled over a quality handball showed by the two teams. Th eyoung French team managed to work themselves back into the game and  the final result was 23 – 22.

Best players of the game:Mikkel Hansen (Denmark) and Thierry Omeyer (France)

Topscorers: Mikkel Hansen (Denmark) 4 goals and Kentin Mahe 4 goals

Norway –  Iceland  27 – 28 (15 – 15)

Topscorers: Espen Lie Hansen 7, Magnus Jøndal 6, Kent RobinTønnesen 5 (Norway) and Aron Palmarsson 8, Gudjor Valur Sigurdsson 6 (Iceland)

First half where Norway are in lead during 25 minutes, Iceland equalizes at 155-15, before the break. In the second part of the match Norway took the control of the game, leading by four goals at 21 – 17, but Iceland came back and with fantastic performance of Gustafsson in the goal, managed to win the match, by one goal.

Second day, Golden League:

France –  Iceland 23 – 25 (15 – 13)

Topscorers: Timothy N’Guessan (FRA) 5 goals and Aron Palmarsson, Runar Karasson, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (ISL) 4 goals each

Norway –  Denmark 28 – 33 (14 –  17)

Topscorers: Kristian Björnsen (NOR) 6 goals and Casper Mortensen (DEN) 8 goals


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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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