Euro 2016

Gdansk: No surprise when Denmark ran over Hungary

Gdansk: No surprise when Denmark ran over Hungary


EURO 2016, Poland

Grouo D, Gdansk

Denmark –  Hungary 30 – 22 (18 – 10)

Topscorers: Mikkel Hansen (DEN) 9 goals and Peter Hornyak (HUN) 5 goals

Both teams were already qualified to the Main Round, this match would decide the number of points taken by teams to the Main Round rank list.

Hungary started the game with penalty miss and lots of technical mistakes, which gave the Danes the opportunity to run and score fastbreak goals, which is their trademark.6-1 than 11-4 for Denmark after a quarter of playing time was not promising at all for Hungary, meanwhile Denmark played their first good match in this tournament.

photo: Piotr Matusewicz

photo: Piotr Matusewicz

Mikkel Hansen and Henrik Toft Hansen had some fine combinations, Hungarian team was operating with Bence Bánhidi on the lineplayer position, getting many seven meters for Dujsebajev’s team.

Mikkel Hansen made his first really good game at EURO, leading his team wisely, Hungary seemed clueless in attack, therefore lost many balls and received fastbreak goals, giving Denmark a big advantage after first half, which ended 18 – 10.

In the second half Hungary showed a better start, Hornyák, Faluvégi or Nagy netted behind Landin and the defense seemed to work better, but Danes had more to offer, Christiansen or Mensah Larsen scored and Landin raised his saving efficiency, 23-16 – fifteen minutes before the end.

Hungary showed some fine skills, Faluvégi or Bodó i attack-  but had no chance against a Danish team, really starting the EURO with this game.

Final result: 30 – 22

Best player of the match: Mikkel Hansen (DEN) -leftback

Denmark is qualified to the Main Round with four points, meanwhile Hungary arrives to Wroclav with zero points and hopes to be able to win other matches.


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