Goal for Russia, 13:16 by Aleksandr Ermakov
Goal for Sweden, 12:16 by Fredric Pettersson
Very good phase now for Sweden! Pettersson prevails in the 2nd wave against the middle block and hits from the circle. This gives him a four-goal lead for the first time.
Goal for Sweden, 12:15 by Eric Johansson
Goal for Sweden, 12:14 by Felix Claar
Palicka saves from behind, Claar scores in front! The Swedes are now leading again with two goals. The Scandinavians will not care that Claar was lucky with his deflected degree.
Goal for Sweden, 12:13 by Hampus Wanne
Wanne shows, as usual, a great rate in the seven meters. His fourth attempt is also successful. Changing the goalkeeper doesn’t help the Russians either.
There’s the Swedes’ time-out, preparing for the final minutes of the first half. The game is balanced not only in terms of the result. Both teams have their good phases, but also allow themselves to lose the ball or miss throws from time to time.
Goal for Russia, 12:12 by Dmitry Kornev
Goal for Sweden, 11:12 by Valter Chrintz
A very important steal now from the point of view of the Swedes, who exploit an insecurity of the Russians and drive the counterattack. Chrintz grabs the ball and finishes safely!
Goal for Russia, 11:11 by Aleksandr Ermakov
Goal for Sweden, 10:11 by Hampus Wanne
Goal for Russia, 10:10 by Dmitry Santalov
Strong throw from Santolov, who stops from ten meters and finishes exactly in the cross corner. So the Russians equalize again.
Goal for Russia, 9:10 by Pavel Andreev
Goal for Sweden, 8:10 by Jonathan Carlsbogård
Goal for Russia, 8:9 by Dmitriy Zhitnikov
The Russians fire out the entire playful repertoire here. The ball is played to the outside, but then from the scheduled jump shot again into the middle for the next Kempa. Zhitnikov arrives in time and sinks the ball to score.
2 minutes for Albin Lagergren (Sweden)
Goal for Sweden, 7:9 by Jim Gottfridsson
Goal for Russia, 7:8 by Aleksandr Kotov
Goal for Sweden, 6:8 by Valter Chrintz
Goal for Russia, 6:7 by Dmitry Santalov
Yellow card for Pavel Andreev (Russia)
Goal for Russia, 5:7 by Pavel Andreev
Goal for Sweden, 4:7 by Valter Chrintz
Goal for Russia, 4:6 by Dmitry Kornev
Great hit! The Russians march towards the defense from the half position, but the ball is lifted over the block at the last moment and into Kornev’s flight, who can finish directly with the Kempa.
Goal for Sweden, 3:6 by Hampus Wanne
Goal for Russia, 3:5 by Dmitriy Zhitnikov
Russia is currently scoring here mainly through individual actions from the backcourt. Zhitnikov also climbs up to nine meters and sinks the ball under the keeper.
Goal for Sweden, 2:5 by Hampus Wanne
2 minutes for Aleksandr Kotov (Russia)
Kotov had his arm on Gottfridson’s throwing arm during this action and was given a time penalty for it.
Goal for Sweden, 2-4 by Jim Gottfridsson
A strong will of the top performer! Gottfridson tanks his way through two players and somehow cheats the ball past the keeper.
Goal for Sweden, 2:3 by Albin Lagergren
Goal for Russia, 2-2 by Dmitry Santalov
Goal for Sweden, 1:2 by Hampus Wanne
Goal for Russia, 1-1 by Pavel Andreev
Goal for Sweden, 0-1 by Hampus Wanne
The first goal of the game goes to the account of the Bundesliga star, who completes a counterattack to take the lead.
Here we go! The Russians start the game in white jerseys, Sweden act in dark blue.
The Swedes, on the other hand, had their problems in the preliminary round. The Scandinavians lost against Spain and only drew against the Czech Republic. Nevertheless, Sweden is in the main round, but without taking a point. Accordingly, the northern Europeans must definitely improve!
The Russians go into the main round with two points. They owe this circumstance to a narrow victory against Norway. Against the co-favourites, Russia showed a strong performance, especially in defence. Now, of course, they want to take the momentum with them and draw attention to themselves in the main round.
Hello and welcome to the main round of the European Handball Championship 2022! In Group 2, Russia and Sweden meet at the start! At 3:30 p.m. it starts in Bratislava!