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EHF Euro 2018: Norway crushes Ukraine, Croatia won against Switzerland

EHF Euro 2018: Norway crushes Ukraine, Croatia won against Switzerland
Ibolya Szekeres

In group 1 Norway, Croatia, Ukraine and Switzerland fight for the available two spots for the next years EHF EURO in France.

In Trondheim Norway met Ukraine and after a balanced first half which ended 19-13 for the hosts, the Norwegian team ran over Ukraine which made a very good impression in this qualification match.

Norway had a fantastic goalkeeper performance, Katrine Lunde is back to the national team and showed the well-known shape between sticks. Nora Mørk, Stine B.Oftedal, Kari Bratsett or Marit Røsberg Jakobsen were the best players for hosts, on Ukraine’s side we have to remark goalkeeper Judit Balogh, Olga Peredery or Olga Laiuk.

Results:

Norway –  Ukraine 32 – 19 (19 – 13)

Goals:

Norway: Bratsett 8, Jakobsen 8, Mørk 6, Oftedal 2, Herrem 3, Solberg 3, Hegh-Arntzen 1, V.Kristiansen 4

Ukraine: Peredery 3, Glibko 3, Redka 3, Laiuk 1, Borschenko 5, Smolinh 4, Volovnyk 3

Croatia got the victory and the two points against Switzerland, with a young team.

Croatia –  Switzerland 32  – 28 (19 – 12)

Goals:

Croatia: Vidak 7, Maric 5, Benko 5, Milanovic Litre 4, Kalaus 3, Glavan 3, Blazevic 2, Jezic 2, Posavec 1

Switzerland: Scherer 8, Bachmann 5, Kundig 5, Weiglet 4, Hodel 3, Murer 3

 

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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.

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