Euro 2020

Portugal defeated Hungary, Slovenia is ready for semifinal

photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud
Portugal defeated Hungary, Slovenia is ready for semifinal
Ibolya Szekeres

EHF EURO 2020

Main Round, Group II, Malmo

Hungarians needed a victory in order to be able to qualify to the semifinal, with a Norwegian victory in addition when meeting Slovenia. But Portugal proofed to be the better team today, and the 7 against 6 play, practiced by Portugal during the entire first half, made the Hungarian defense vulnerable and they lost the focus and belief. Only two goals advantage for Portugal at the pause, but Hungary fell down in the second half, never being able to grab the chance for a better result.

Bence Banhidi, HUN
photo: Aniko Kovacs/MKSZ

Portugal – Hungary 34 – 26 (16 – 14)

Topscorers: Moreira 7, Salina 5, Borges 5, Areia 5 (POR) and Balogh 5, Banhidi 5, Ligetvari 4, Boka 4 (HUN)

MVP: Antonio Areia (POR)

With the victory of Portugal, Slovenia is also ready for the semifinals, so the last game between Norway and Slovenia can be played without pressure.

Portugal reached the Olympic qualification.

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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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