EHF EURO 2016, Poland, Gdansk
Denmark – Russia 31 – 25 (13 – 13)
Topscorers: Mikkel Hansen, Michael Christiansen and Mads Mensah Larsen(DEN) 4 goals each and Serghei Shelmenko(RUS) 5 goals
Surprisingly close and balanced first half when Denmark and Russia met in ERGO Arena tonight as Russia came to the tournament with a new team and new expectations, Denmark has some injured players and seemed to struggle in periods.
First half: 13 – 13.
In the second half Denmark played mostly without Mikkel Hansen, but the team solved the situation well, Niklas Landin showed his skills in the goal and Damgaard, Nøddesbø, Lauge or Christiansen scored for the Danes, Russia led by Dibirov was close in longer periods but Torgovanov’s team lost the game clearly.
Final result: 31 – 25
Player of the match: Niklas Landin (DEN) goalkeeper