Goal for Portugal, 5-3 by Leonel Fernandes
On the other hand, almost nothing is right in Portugal’s attack! Alexandre Cavalcanti gets stuck on the Dutch block from the back.
Goal for Netherlands, 5:2 by Luc Steins
Every throw now finds its way into the net! Luc Steins also completed easily from nine meters.
Goal for Netherlands, 4-2 by Samir Benghamen
The Dutch offensive is rolling! Samir Benghamen breaks away from the circle and hits the left corner.
Goal for Netherlands, 3-2 by Dani Baijens
After Fabio Magalhães lost the ball, Dani Baijens immediately scored his second goal in a counterattack.
Goal for Netherlands, 2-2 by Dani Baijens
From the second wave, Dani Baijens marks the equalizer for the Western Europeans.
Bart Ravensbergen is just getting stronger and remains the winner in the duel against Victor Iturriza.
Goal for Netherlands, 1-2 by Kay Smits
Backcourt shooter Kay Smits also puts the Netherlands on the scoreboard.
Fabio Magalhães tries to finish from nine meters in the middle, but cannot overcome Bart Ravensbergen either.
Bart Ravensbergen can now also distinguish himself for the first time! The goalkeeper stops a distance shot by Rui Silva.
Goal for Portugal, 0-2 by Victor Iturriza
Again circle player Victor Iturriza nets against the Dutch goalkeeper Bart Ravensbergen.
Gustavo Capdeville snaps again, this time against a free try from Samir Benghamen.
Goal for Portugal, 0-1 by Victor Iturriza
Victor Iturriza opens the scoring with a successful shot from six meters.
Kay Smits fails with the first throw from the right backcourt at the Portuguese goalkeeper Gustavo Capdeville.
Let’s go to the Hungarian capital! The match will be officiated by Norwegian referee duo Lars Jørum and Havard Kleven.
Things are about to get serious in the Budapest Arena! Both teams are already on the floor and will be introduced, and in a few moments the national anthems will be played.
Portugal’s Rui Silva had hoped for another blunder from Hungary, which has now happened and preserves his team’s chances. “We have one game left and we really want to win it because we came here to win. I think Iceland can win all their games and if that happens we still have a chance to get through the group stage” , according to the backcourt ace. For coach Paulo Pereira’s team, everything is at stake now.
Above all, the qualities of Kay Smits, who is currently the top scorer in the European Championship, and Luc Steins will need the Dutch in the decisive game. “Portugal showed us on Sunday that, like everyone else, they are getting better every day. We have a strong team, a strong group and of course we want to keep improving and put the Netherlands’ name on the handball map by qualify for the main round,” said coach Erlingur Richardsson.
The Dutch have progression in their own hands. Due to the opening success against hosts Hungary (31:28), coach Erlingur Richardsson’s team is still in second place in the table and can make it into the main round with another win or a draw. On the other hand, the Portuguese are in the last position after two defeats, but have just received support from Iceland. The Northern Lights were able to win against Hungary, which is why second place is still possible for the team from the Iberian Peninsula.
Have a wonderful good evening and welcome to the final preliminary round match day of the European Handball Championship! The surprise team from the Netherlands meets Portugal in Group B. It starts at 8:30 p.m. in the Budapest Arena.