Euro 2020

Spain, Croatia, and Belarus with victories

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Spain, Croatia, and Belarus with victories
Ibolya Szekeres


Main Round, Group I, Vienna

Belarus – Czech Republic 28 – 25 (13 – 11)

Topscorers: Vailupau , Karalek 5, Yurinok 5, Nikulenkau 5 (BLR) and Zdrahala 7, Kasparek 6 (CZE)

MVP: Ondrej Zdrahala (CZE)

Spain – Austria 30 – 26 (17 – 16)

Topscorers: Maqueda 6, Entrerrios 4, Figueras 4, Arina 4 (ESP) and Bozovic 5, Frimmel 4, Bylik 3, Webber 3 (AUT)

Austria made a fantastic first half, were in lead and kept close to Spain, but in the second half, Spain managed to control the match and won easily.

Croatia – Germany 25 – 24 (11 – 14)

Topscorers: Kararcic 7, Duvnjak 5, Stepancic 4 (CRO) and Gensheimer 4, Reichmann 4, Kastening 4, Weber 4 (GER)

Germany was better and had the lead after the first half, with an outstanding Wolff on the goal, but Croatia gave a good fight in the second half, Karacic, Duvnjak, and Mandic were the main scorers and Marin Sego after he did not have a good match (16%) saved the last ball from Kolbacher, which meant that Croatia is in the semifinal.

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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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