Euro 2018

Norway crushed Sweden and took the fifth place

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Norway crushed Sweden and took the fifth place
Ibolya Szekeres

EHF EURO 2018

Match for 5th place

Accorhotels Arena, Paris

  • Norway was one of the favorites to win the EHF EURO, but after a mistake in the opening match against Germany, they could not collect enough points to get into the semifinals, they were depending on the other teams
  • Sweden had also a tournament with many ups and downs, injury of Gustin and Jacobsen
  • The first half started with a 1-4 lead for Norway, and after 3-7 Norwegians seemed to have the control, but a goal-show has started and it was 8-9 after 12 minutes. Sweden equalized  10-10 when Hergeirsson called a timeout, replaced Lunde with Solberg in the goal and his team took back the lead 10-12. Saves from Silje Solberg and several fastbreaks made that Norway increased the lead 10-17 (23.minute), this meant the second timeout for Henrik Signell.
  • The second half: Norway continued the same way as they finished the first half, 19-27 after 43 minutes of play. 22-32 was the result after 49 minutes played. Silje Solberg had a big day in the Norwegian goal, Kristiansen, Oftedal, Løke, Solberg, and Herrem were very efficient, Sweden seemed to be crushed by the Norwegian power and the match ended: 29 – 38
  • Best player of the match: Silje Solberg (NOR)

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

Sweden –  Norway  29 – 38 (14 – 22)

Referees: Nastase, Stancu (ROU)

Goals:

Norway: Lunde, Solberg (GK) – Reistad 4 2, Hegh-Arntzen, Kristiansen 6, Løke 2, Aune 2, Sulland 5(4), Oftedal 4, Tomac 1, Solberg 4, Herrem 3, Jacobsen 2, Ingstad 1, Brattset 2, Waade

Sweden: Idehn, Bundsen (GK) – Mellegård, Roberts, Blomstrand 2, Sand 1, Blohm 4, Lagerquist 7, Gullden, Hagman 5(4), Alm, Jacobsen, Hallagård 1, Lundstrøm, Strømberg 5, Massing 4

Suspensions:  – ; 2 minutes

7 meters:  4/0; 4/4

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Euro 2018
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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