Euro 2020

North-Macedonia, Sweden, and Norway take their first victories

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
North-Macedonia, Sweden, and Norway take their first victories
Ibolya Szekeres


Group B, Vienna

Ukraine was very close to get one point out of this encounter but in the dying seconds, Kiril Lazarov scored the goal of victory for his team.

North-Macedonia – Ukraine 26 – 25 (13 – 10)

Topscorers: Kiril Lazarov (MKD) 8 goals and Vladislav Otrushko (UKR) 5 goals

MVP: Filip Talevski (MKD)

Group D, Trondheim

The hosts from Norway got a good start against Bosnia and Herzegovina in their home arena, Trondheim Spektrum, winning clearly the first game at the EURO 2020. In the first fifteen minutes Bosnia managed to hang on, with good saves from Buric and an aggressive defense. But led by Sagosen, born in Trondheim and playing in front of a sold-out arena, Norway made a good match and won.

Norway – Bosnia Herzegovina 32 -26 (17 – 12)

Topscorers: Sander Sagosen (NOR) 12 goals and Nikola Prce (BIH) 7 goals

MVP: Sander Sagosen (NOR)

Group F, Goteborg

Sweden – Switzerland 34 – 21 (20 – 13)

Topscorers: Jerry Tolbring, Andreas Nilsson, Kim Ekdahl du Rietz (SWE) 6 goals each and Andy Schmid (SUI) 4 goals

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Euro 2020
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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