Euro 2020

Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland with victories

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland with victories
Ibolya Szekeres

EHF EURO 2020

Group B, Vienna

North Macedonia came after a slight victory against Ukraina meanwhile the Czech Republic lost in front of Austria, but today the Cezh team managed to turn over the halftime result when Macedonia was leading and took a very important victory and two points.

Czech Republic – North Macedonia 27 – 25 (9 – 11)

Topscorers: Stanislaw Kasparek (CZE) 7 goals and Kiril Lazarov (MKD) 11 goals

Group D, Trondheim

  • the two teams met before in the WCh qualifier 2015, one victory had each team
  • Portugal took their first EURO victory since 2004 in the first game here against France
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina has the chance to get their first victory at EURO
  • spectators in Trondheim Spektrum: 7926

Portugal – Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 – 24 (12 – 11)

Topscorers: Pedro Portela (POR) 9 goals and Nikola Prce (BIH) 5 goals

MVP: Alfredo Quintana (POR) – GK

The first half started even, 4-4, then Portugal took the lead, 8-4, but Bosnia managed to bounce back and leveled the game. Flensburg goalkeeper, Benjamin Buric was the most feared player of Bosnians before the game, but he left the court after 20 dark minutes when he did not manage to save a ball. The replacement seemed to be successful as Grahovac had a fantastic game. 12-11 before the break for Portugal. In the second half, Bosnia started better, taking back the lead 12-14 (38.min). Portugal leveled the game 14-14, then took the lead 15-15, but Bosnians today were on fire and fought back hard every time, 15-16. After a timeout Portugal managed to get back the lead 19-16, with fastbreaks, scoring on empty goal and a 7-meter. Portela helped his team with several scorings, Portugal increased the lead to 22-17, ten minutes before the end. Buric got back in the Bosnian goal, improved his performance and his team reduced the gap to two goals, 26-24. Final result: 27-24.

Group F, Gothenburg

Switzerland – Poland 31 – 24 (14 – 12)

Topscorers: Andy Schimd (SUI) 15 goals and Siczko Szymon (POL) 5 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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