Monday, March 27

Spain loses to Norway and life is complicated

The ‘Hispanics’ complicated life this Sunday in the European handball losing to Norway clearly by 23-27. In fact, the Spanish team had no chance, practically not even to draw, throughout a game in which they were always in tow against the Nordic team.

Spain, having won or drawn against Norway, he would have already mathematically qualified for the semifinals of the tournament. Now, however, the presence in the semifinals depends on what happens on Tuesday in the key match against Poland.

depend on themselves

The good thing is that the ‘Hispanics’ depend on themselves to stay alive in the tournament, regardless of what the Swedes and Norwegians do who, now, after the Spanish defeat, are also tied on points. Spain had not lost a game so far but against Norway they were always outclassed in all aspects, individually, in defense and in attack, from the first stages of the game, although the truth is that the Spanish team gave it their all and fought for each ball as if their lives depended on it.

They sinned in haste and it was key, in the second part, the seven minutes that went by without scoring a single goal against a solid Norway. Already at the break the Spaniards arrived losing by three goals (11-14).

The match card

Spain, 23 (11+12): Pérez de Vargas (p., 1′.48′), Agustín Casado (3), Gideón Guardiola (3), Chema Márquez (1), Jorge Maqueda (6), Aleix Gómez (5, 1p .), Ángel Fernández (1) -starting five-, Rodrigo Corrales (ps, 49′-60′), Iñaki Peciña, Dani Sarmiento (1), Ferran Solé (2), Miguel Sánchez-Migallón (1), Edu Gurbindo , Ian Tarrafeta and Aitor Ariño.

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Norway, 27 (14+13): Tobias Bergerud (l., 1′-38′), Sander Sagosen (4), Christian O’Sullivan, Magnus Gullerud (5), Kristian Björnsen (2), Harald Reinkind (3), Sebastian Barthold (6) -starting five-, Kristian Skinstad Saeveraas (ps, 39′-60′), Erik Thorsteinsen Toft (4), Petter Överby (1), Sander Överjordet (2), Vettle Eck Aga and Kent Robin Tonnesen,

Referees: Ivan Pavicevic and Milos Raznatovic (Montenegro). They disqualified the Norwegian Vettle Eck Aga for three exclusions (32:26, ​​51:19 and 59:10). They excluded the Spaniards Jorge Maqueda (3:34), Agustín Casado (14:37) for two minutes; and the Norwegians Erik Thorsteinsen Toft (11:37), Petter Överby (15:30), Kent Robin Tonnesen (32:41).

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Marker every five minutes: 2-1, 2-5, 5-10, 9-12, 10-13, 11-14 (rest), 14-17, 18-20, 19-22, 19-24, 21-25 and 23-27 (break).

Incidents: Match corresponding to the third day of Group II of the Main Round of the European Men’s Handball Championship played at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava (Slovakia).

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