Germany begins the handball European Championship by beating Switzerland (27-14) on the court docket and within the stands | Sports | EUROtoday

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The German handball staff began the European Championship it organizes with a present of power each on the court docket, after beating Switzerland by a convincing 27-14, and within the stands, the place 53,586 spectators gathered to look at the debut of the German staff. A determine that made it potential to equal the world document for attendance at a handball match that was established simply a few hours earlier, within the conflict between France and Macedonia on the identical venue, the MERKUR Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf.

If there have been no doubts about attaining the attendance document, after exceeding 50,000 tickets offered for the opening day final September, extra questions arose in regards to the efficiency of the German staff. Especially after the last-minute losses of frontline participant Marian Michalczik and winger Patrick Groetzki, two key items within the plans of the German coach, the Icelandic Alfred Gislason.

Doubts that goalkeeper Andy Wolff was chargeable for erasing with a stroke of his pen, who appears prepared to repeat, this time in entrance of his viewers, the excellent efficiency that led Germany to the continental title in 2016 in Poland. As confirmed by the eight interventions that Wolff, who at occasions exceeded 66 p.c of saves, made in a primary half by which the German goalkeeper turned an virtually insurmountable wall for the Swiss gamers.

Stops and extra stops that condemned the Swiss staff to including just one objective between minutes seven and nineteen, which Germany didn’t waste to definitively break the competition with a partial 7-1 that positioned the locals with a bonus of six objectives (9-3) on the scoreboard. But the German staff cannot solely boast a sensational goalkeeper, however in addition they have one of the proficient gamers on the present scene, middle again Juri Knorr.

The German participant, who throughout his coaching interval went by the Barça youth system, confirmed that he’s not solely a powerful passer, but in addition a cruel scorer as witnessed by the six objectives with which he closed the match.

However, the German staff didn’t want the perfect model of the third leg on which the native staff’s medal likelihood is primarily based, the pivot Johannes Golla, writer of a single objective. And they did not even want to attain a objective (27-14) towards a Switzerland that additional exacerbated the offensive issues of the primary half within the second thirty minutes by which the Swiss solely managed to attain six objectives.

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