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Bronze medals for France after last seconds drama

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Bronze medals for France after last seconds drama
Ibolya Szekeres

IHF World Championship 2019 Germany/Denmark

Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen

Bronze final

Germany was best in the first half of the bronze match, but the French team fought back in the second half, equalized after being down with 4 goals and took the lead.  After this period the two teams started chasing for the victory, with all dramatic which can follow a match like this. Kentin Mahe scored on 7 -meter, for a new lead, 24-25 two minutes before the end, but Germany leveled the game through Musche also from a penalty. In the last 3 seconds there were three attacks, first France had a chance but Heinevetter saved the ball, then Germany had a fastbreak but they lost the ball in attack, and in the last 4-5 seconds in the very last fastbreak of the game Nikola Karabatic scored the goal of victory for France in the last second of the match.

Germany –  France 25 –  26 (13 – 9)

Referees: Santos, Duarte(POR)

Topscorers:  Uwe Gensheimer (GER) 7 goals  and Kentin Mahe (FRA) 7 goals

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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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