Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen
Denmark – Romania 30 – 31 (10-13) (27-27)
Topscorers: Line Jørgensen (DEN) 6 goals and Cristina Neagu (ROU) 15 goals
A fully crowded Jyske Bank Boxen hosted tonight the match between Denmark and Romania in the quarterfinals.
Denmark played a difficult game against Romania, where guests was in lead in long periods of the game. Cristina Neagu was outstanding and Paula Ungureanu made several crucial saves.
In the last minute of the regular time the Bonaventura sisters (27-28)gave two penalties to the Danish side, one saved by Ungureanu, other one scored by Line Jørgensen. Danes leveled the game, but other ten minutes was enough for Romania to get a new penalty to decide the game. Strange as it is- Neagu missed it, Rikke Poulsen stopped her in the Danish goal.
Extra times followed, with tight result, but won by Romanian side, with the victorious goal scored by Ada Nechita from the rightwing in the last seconds.
After five years, Romania reached another semifinal in a big tournament (2010-EURO-Denmark).