Euro 2020

5th place for Russia

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5th place for Russia


Match for the 5th place

Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen

Russia – Netherlands 33 – 27 (18 – 13)

Referees: Sa , Sa (POR)

Topscorers: Vedekhina 6, Managarova 5 (RUS) and Abbingh 10, Malestein 4 (NED)

7 meters: 3/3,5/5

Suspensions: 6 minutes, 6 minutes

Without Ambros Martin, fired after their last match when the lost against Denmark, Russia had the motivation to prove their point in this game and were in lead 18-13 at the pause.

In the second half Mayonnade has tried to push his team to fight and get closer, but Russia always managed to get over somehow and to keep the advantage. With an amazing Kalinina in the goal they had the secure back-up and even if Abbingh had the day, scoring 10 goals in this match, Russia won without problems.

Player of the match: Viktorya Kalinina (RUS)

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Euro 2020

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