Euro 2018

Romanian victory against Spain after struggle in the first half

Photo: Anze Malovrh / kolektiff
Romanian victory against Spain after struggle in the first half


Main Round, Group II.


  • Spain opened with 6-1 against Romania, causing problems for Ambros Martins team, where Romania had scored only one goal after 14 minutes. Fernandez, Pena, and M.Gonzalez gave a hard time for Neagu and company, 7-2, 8-2 was the result, Romania came closest at 8-6 and 10-8 (20.minute). Spain managed to keep the distance and the lead, 12-8 and 12-10 – this was the halftime result
  • In the second half, Romania tried to reduce the gap, with a better defense and fast breaks, but Spain managed to keep their advantage until he 40.minute, when Romanians got the draw for the first time in the match, 15-15. The first Romanian lead was a scoring after Florica finished a fastbreak, from this moment Romania was close and never let Spain run away again. Romania got into the last ten minutes with a three-goal advantage 20-23 and they managed to get the victory after a difficult encounter.

Spain –  Romania 25 –  27 (12 – 10)

Referees: Vranes, Weninger (AUT)


Spain: Navarro, Castellanos (GK) – Martin3(1), Arderius, Cesareo, Garcia, Pena 5, Lopez 1, Fernandez 5, L.Gonzalez, Martinez, Rodriguez, Hernandez 4, Gil de la Vega, Valdivia, M.Gonzalez 6

Romania: Dedu, Dumanska (GK) – Udristoiu, Geiger 2, Buceschi 4, Neagu 7(2), Perianu 1, Laslo 1, Ardean-Elisei 2, Pintea 6, Florica 3, Ratiu, Polocoser, Bacaoanu, Chiper 1, Dragut

Suspensions: 6 minutes; 6 minutes

7 meters: 2/1; 2/2

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Euro 2018

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