Spain is trembling in the EM semi-finals

Defending champions Spain reached the semi-finals at the Handball European Championship as the second team.

The European Champion struggled to a 28:27 (14:13) against Poland in the final main round game in Bratislava on Tuesday and thus qualified for the medal games of a European Championship for the sixth time in a row.

It is not yet clear against whom the Spaniards, who clearly defeated the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) at the start of the main round (29:23), will compete in Budapest in the fight for the final. World champion Denmark secured their first semi-final ticket from the parallel group on Monday.

Right winger Ferran Sole was Spain’s top scorer with five goals against Poland. The EM champion of 2020 and 2018 was in the lead for almost the entire season, but had to throw everything into the balance against the outsider in front of 1432 spectators. Goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales saved the narrow victory with a spectacular double save in the final minute.

The second semi-finalist of the main round group 2 will be decided in the evening (8:30 p.m.) by Norway, third at the European Championships, and runner-up Sweden. Germany no longer has a chance of progressing.


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