World Championship 2017 Germany

Norway in the quarterfinals after beating Spain

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Norway in the quarterfinals after beating Spain
Ibolya Szekeres

IHF World Championship, Germany

Eighth-finals

Leipzig Arena

Norway opened strongly, leading 1-4 against Spain led by Nora Mørk scoring three and Katrine Lunde stopping the Spaniard attacks. Spain had also started to score, Martin and Barbosa were efficient, 4-7 for Norway. At the middle of the first half, a stronger period from the Norwegian girls made the difference increase 6-11 (19.minute), Mørk scoring her fifth goal in the match. Spain called a time-out and then they tried to defend differently by locking out Oftedal from the attacking play and they did it successfully by closing the gap significantly to 9-11. Martin, Pena, Barbosa, and Rodriguez were the goal scorers for Spain, meanwhile, Oftedal, Skogrand, Herrem scored beside Mørk. At the end of the first half Nora Mørk got her second 2-minute suspension, so Thorir Hergeirsson has to think differently for the next half. Halftime result: 10-13.

In the second half Norway started determined to get this victory, good working defense, Lunde had a good performance in the goal, Nora Mørk continued her goal-show in the attack, Oftedal, Arntzen, Kurtovic, Herrem, and Solberg helped her to increase the lead and Spain had just moments in this half, they could not stand against a well working Norwegian handball-machine. Norway got a clear victory: 23-31.

Spain – Norway 23 – 31 (10 – 13)

Goals:

Spain – Pena 2, M.Gonzalez 1, Rodriguez 3, Cabral 5, Martin 6, Nunez 1, Arderius 1, Chavez 2, L.Gonzalez 1, Musons 1,

Norway – Mørk 11, Oftedal 6, Herrem 3, Skogrand 1, Kristiansen 4, Løke 1, Solberg 1, Kurtovic 2, Arntzen 2

Suspensions: 10 minutes; 8 minutes

7 meters:3 3/ ; 8/7

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World Championship 2017 Germany
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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