Goal for Belarus, 2:4 by Mikita Vailupau
A shaky start by the German team, which does not manage to find the circle on the offensive and so seems a bit unimaginative. The DHB selection is already making the third ball loss.
Goal for Belarus, 2-3 by Artsem Karalek
Goal for Belarus, 2-2 by Andrei Yurynok
Goal for Germany, 2:1 by Philipp Weber
Goal for Germany, 1:1 by Kai Häfner
The first tournament goal of the Germans goes to the account of Kai Häfner! The left-hander switches the fastest after a bad pass from Weber, breaks through to the circle and sinks safely to make it 1-1.
2 minutes for Viachaslau Bokhan (Belarus)
Goal for Belarus, 0-1 by Uladzislau Kulesh
The first attack is direct! Kulesh climbs up to nine meters in the left backcourt and sinks against Klimke, who is in the goal at the beginning of the DHB selection.
Here we go! The Belarusians throw on, the German team initially defends in the black jerseys.
However, after a successful qualification for the European Championship and good performances at the World Cup, Belarus should not be underestimated. Although Yuri Shevtsov’s team is likely to be the slight outsider today, the Belarusians are still to be expected.
With only 17 players and, as is well known, without long-term top performers such as Pekeler, Gensheimer or Weinhold, the German team started the journey to the European Championship. Nevertheless, Alfreð Gíslason and his team are highly motivated and have the necessary self-confidence after successful tests against Switzerland and France. So the goal for the opening game is clear, a win to start Group D is the goal.
Good evening and hello to the European Handball Championship 2022! Germany is also taking part in the tournament this Friday. In the opening game of Group D, the DHB selection meets Belarus. Throw-in is at 6 p.m.!