EHF EURO 2018
Main Round, Group II
- Hungary started the match by leading 5-1, Germany did not manage to score more than one goal in the first 8 minutes
- Bíró had a good period for Hungary in the goal, Lukacs, Planéta, and Háfra were efficient and the line player Laura Szabó caused troubles in the German defense
- Germany managed to get back into the match, reducing the gap and equalizing 7-7 (21.minute). Stolle, Smits, Schmelzer, and Behnke were dangerous in the Germans attacking phase, but Hungary managed to take back the lead and finish 12-10 the first half
- In the second half, both teams had more fluency in the attack, and Hungary managed to keep their advantage for 15 minutes, with one-two goals, 19-18. Lukacs continued to score from rightwing, ending up with 7/7, but the Hungarian leftwing was also very efficient, where Schatzl scored 4 goals.
- Germany was struggling in front of Hungarian defense, steered by Planeta, the tallest player of the EHF EURO. B0lk had a hard day, but right back Alicia Stolle netted nine times for Germany. The brain back the German attacks and defense are Xenia Smits, who scored the last goal for 25-25.
- Hungarian timeout from Kim Rasmussen in the last half minute, after that Noemi Hafra put a cracker in the German goal and even if Germans had some more seconds left they did not manage to get close enough to the Hungarian goal to be able to score and Hungary took two important points.
- Player of the match: Alicia Stolle (GER)
Hungary – Germany 26 – 25 (12 – 10)
Referees: Mosorinski, Pandzic (SRB)
Hungary: Kiss, Biró (GK) – Tóvizi, Schatzl 3, Kovacsics 3, Orbán, Pálos-Bognár, Kovács 3, Mészáros, Planéta 3(3), Kazai, Háfra 5, Lukács 7, Szabó 3, Tóth, Lakatos
Germany: Eckerle, Roch (GK) – Zapf, Berger, Grijssels 2(1), Schmelzer 1, Smits 6, Behnke 4, Zsochke, Bölk 1, Grossman, Weigel, Geschke 1(1), Müller, Schulze 1, Stolle 9
Suspensions: 4 minutes ; 2minutes
7 meters: ; 3/3; 3/2