The German handball players lay back their second European Championship preliminary round game against the Austrian selection with 15:16. Again, the DHB selection made a false start, ran directly behind a 0:3 deficit (6th) despite a very strong goalkeeper performance in the early stages of Klimpkes. However, they quickly got rolling in the positional attack and took the lead for the first time in the 11th minute. In a game that was now characterized by many quick shots, the teams subsequently played at eye level; the lead changed three more times. The Gíslason team missed a clear result in their favor not only because of a declining hit rate, because the coverage could not maintain the level in the meantime either. The most convincing shooter among the Germans so far is Heymann, who shot all four of his shots. See you soon!
Goal for Germany, 15:16 by Sebastian Heymann
… Heymanns scores with the break siren from the left backcourt. The referees check the goal on the video images, but recognize it.
2 minutes for Lukas Herburger (Austria)
… Köster’s throwing attempt is stopped by Herburger with a grab on the arm…
The DHB team has 35 seconds for the last attack before the break…
Goal for Austria, 14:16 by Sebastian Frimmel
2 minutes for Djibril M’Bengue (Germany)
M’Bengue is unable to prevent Weber’s close-range shot and also gets a time penalty for his shot.
Goal for Austria, 14:15 by Robert Weber
Goal for Germany, 14:14 by Luca Witzke
Witzke’s first throw from the central backcourt rushes into the right cross corner.
Goal for Austria, 13:14 by Tobias Wagner
Goal for Germany, 13:13 by Lukas Mertens
The Magdeburger overcomes Doknić from the left wing with a shot into the far corner.
Alfred Gíslason makes of the T1 card Use.
Goal for Austria, 12:13 by Tobias Wagner
Goal for Germany, 12:12 by Johannes Golla
Although Weber is almost on his feet in the half-left circle, the Flensburg player finishes with a powerful throw into the half-height right corner.
2 minutes for Patrick Wiencek (Germany)
The man from Kiel pulls on Weber’s jersey for too long and has to be on the bench for 120 seconds.
Wiencek catches Doknić with his throw from the central circle.
Goal for Austria, 11:12 by Sebastian Frimmel
… and Frimmel sinks the counterattack into the net moments later on the other side.
Weber’s shot from the left backcourt stops Doknić with his left foot…
Goal for Austria, 11:11 by Sebastian Frimmel
… Frimmel’s twisted bounce finds its way into the left corner.
Wagner gets another penalty throw out…
Goal for Germany, 11:10 by Timo Kastening
Melsunger runs in from the right wing, is served in the center and easily overcomes Doknić.
Goal for Germany, 10:10 by Sebastian Heymann
Heymann takes responsibility! The Göppinger hits from the left back for the third time. He is still without a miss.
Goal for Austria, 9:10 by Sebastian Frimmel
… Frimmel cheats against Wolff once and completes in the lower left corner.
2 minutes for Simon Ernst (Germany)
Ernst’s push against Wagner is punished with a time penalty. There are also seven meters…
Goal for Germany, 9:9 by Johannes Golla
At the end of a counterattack, Golla Doknić doesn’t give Doknić a chance to defend himself from six meters in the middle.
After Heymann’s pass to the circle from a short distance, Mertens stayed with Doknić.
Goal for Austria, 8:9 by Tobias Wagner
7-yards missed by Marcel Schiller (Germany)
… it’s not Göppinger’s day yet! This time he scores, but has crossed the line.
Ernst is brought down seven meters by Weber…
Goal for Austria, 8:8 by Nikola Bilyk
Goal for Germany, 8:7 by Lukas Mertens
The Magdeburger brings the Germans back to the front with a counterattack.
7-yards missed by Marcel Schiller (Germany)
… the cold Schiller fails from the mark on Doknić’s right leg.
Golla forces a seven-metre throw…
Goal for Austria, 7:7 by Robert Weber
The Nordhorner’s second shot from his right wing also finds its way into the mesh.
Goal for Germany, 7:6 by Kai Häfner
Häfner’s flare from the center backcourt hits the left corner.
2 minutes for Fabian Posch (Austria)
Posch’s push against Heymann entails an initial time penalty.
Goal for Austria, 6:6 by Nikola Bilyk
Goal for Germany, 6:5 by Timo Kastening
… and this is exactly what succeeds thanks to Kastening’s sensitive lift from the right wing.
After Klimpke’s sixth save, this time against Bilyk again, Germany can take the lead for the first time…
Goal for Germany, 5:5 by Sebastian Heymann
The Gíslason team is slowly finding a good offensive rhythm and getting into better and better final positions.
Goal for Germany, 4:5 by Timo Kastening
Goal for Austria, 3:5 by Janko Božović
Goal for Germany, 3:4 by Lukas Mertens
Mertens takes off from the left wing and nets precisely into the lower right corner.
Goal for Austria, 2:4 by Fabian Posch
Klimpke clenches his fist! The German goalkeeper stops Posch’s free throw from the central circle with his left thigh.
Goal for Germany, 2:3 by Kai Häfner
Häfner uses a Kempa play by Mertens to score the goal.
Goal for Germany, 1:3 by Sebastian Heymann
Heymann finally puts the DHB squad on the scoreboard with a throw from the left backcourt.
Goal for Austria, 0:3 by Robert Weber
Weber pulls past Mertens on the left on the right wing and finishes with a throw into the half-height left corner.
The DHB team is threatened with the next false start: Golla finds his master in Doknić from a half-right seven meters.
Goal for Austria, 0:2 by Nikola Bilyk
Bilyk’s bounce from the middle nine meters finds its way into the right corner.
Klimpke manages the important first save against Zeiner’s distance attempt. But the ball remains in the ranks of the ÖHB selection.
Häfner refuels on the half-right of the circle, but only hits the side netting from an acute angle.
Goal for Austria, 0:1 by Sebastian Frimmel
In direct return, Frimmel opens the scoring unchallenged from the left six meters by throwing into the far corner.
Kastening fails from the right wing at Doknić.
Alfreð Gíslason offensively sent Mertens, Heymann, Weber, Häfner, Kastening and Golla into the race. Klimpke starts again in the German goal.
The DHB selection against Austria – EM mission number two is running!
The national anthems sound.
A few moments ago, the entrance ceremony began.
With Matija Gubica and Boris Milošević, the EHF appointed Croatian officials to referee this game. The delegate is the Hungarian Balász Sooós; North Macedonian Dragan Nachevski is deployed as an observer.
The Austrian team lost their first preliminary round match 31:36 against a weakened team from Poland and is therefore already under pressure to win today. The Pajovič squad didn’t manage to cover the plate properly over the entire 60 minutes and couldn’t compensate for this with a very good offensive yield. Can Bilyk and Co. improve compared to the DHB team and avert the premature end?
The DHB selection suffered a setback outside the field yesterday, Saturday. With Julius Kühn, a German national player is now out due to a positive corona test. The backfield shooter from MT Melsungen, who contributed six goals to the opening win, will be absent from national coach Alfreð Gíslason’s team for an indefinite period and will not be able to intervene again until the main round at the earliest. With Hendrik Wagner, a player was nominated; the Ludwigshafener is not part of the squad today.
The start of the European Championship was a tough one for the German national handball team: it was only with great effort that they managed to win 33:29 against the Belarusian selection. The Gíslason side were five goals down after eleven minutes and were slow to improve on either end of the plate. Even after a 4-0 run between the 36th and 39th minute, she didn’t bring lasting security; only in the very final phase was the lead at a reassuring level.
Good evening from the Ondrej Nepela Arena! In their second European Championship preliminary round game, the German handball players meet Austria’s selection. Can the DHB squad qualify early for the second phase of the competition? The throw-off in Bratislava should take place at 6 p.m.