EHF EURO 2020
Group D, Kolding, Sydbank Arena
Germany – Norway 23 – 42 (14 – 22)
Referees: Mitrovic, Kazanegra (MNE)
Topscorers: Smits 4, Bolk 4, Maidhof 3 (GER) and Mørk 12 (5), Herrem 7, Oftedal 4, Reistad 4, Brattset Dale 4 (NOR)
7 meters: 3/1; 7/6
Suspensions: 10 minutes; 6 minutes
Hank Groener is back for Germany, after he finished his corona-quarantine back in Germany. The first match against Romania was won by his team without him on the bench. Noway have also got back Silje Solberg, quarantined in Gyor with positive covid19 tests for three weeks, and Katrine Lunde has also arrived to Kolding. The two are on the stands during this match.
Norway started the match with enormous speed and energy, with dynamic attacking play, crushing fastbreaks, and a good defense. Oftedal, Mørk, Herrem, and Kristiansen scored easily, later Brattset, Aune, Reistad have also contributed, such as Germany had no answer at all and become only a participant in this encounter. Halftime result: 14 – 22.
In the second half the trend continued and Germany had no chance to make the game closer or more balanced. Hegh-Arntzen, Løke, Skogrand and Jacobsen got also the chance to play for Norway and the difference got just bigger, Norway winning an amazing match with 23 – 42.
Player of the match: Stine Oftedal (NOR)