The Olympic champion started a meeting worthy of a chance, Ludovic Fabregas and Dica Mem led by a 5-1 lead, after which the Swedish professional staff was forced to ask. This is because in the sequel, the Northerners ruled out their ranks and continued influence in both attack and defense.
In the 20th minute the goalkeeper (!) Andreas Palicka with a hit of 10 to 10, they caught up with their rivals, and the net keeper threw a goal for the third time “thanks” to the French goalkeeper’s empty goalkeeper, making him the most successful in the field …
The Swedes didn’t slow down in the inning, in fact, Jim Gottfridsson to their surprise, they gained a three-goal advantage over the break (17 – 14).
The first half of the second half was also scored by Glenn Solberg, leaving the Olympic champion with less than 30 minutes to work off his four-goal disadvantage.
In the 45 minutes, he managed to do two of them, because although Palicka, who is still brilliant at the gate, was sometimes surpassed by the French – especially the young manager, Aymeric Minne The Swedish offensive still sat and Gottfridsson simply could not make a mistake in front of the French goal.
Just 10 minutes before the blowout, the four (30-26) were back again and although he closed in on Olympic champions Fabregas, he didn’t get any closer until the 55th minute, so Guillaume Gille, who was returning from a coronavirus infection at 32-29, was forced to ask . Under the influence of the team’s experts, of course Vincent Gerard his feats, so moments later he was again “only” between him (33–31).
Goal here and there, then Palicka defended again at the best possible moment, staying out of the game for 50 seconds, and at 34-32 the situation for the French seemed almost hopeless. After a Swedish time-out, followed by a good Gallic defense and a quick goal, the last few seconds became open, especially as the referees gave the French the right to make the final attack due to a move error. However, Palicka also defended Fabregas ’ziccer in the final second, and Sweden won the match.
The Swedes will face the Spanish national team to beat the Danes in Sunday’s final.
MEN’S EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, BUDAPEST
France-Sweden 33-34 (14-17)
Spain-Denmark 29-25 (13-14)
For 5th place:
Norway-Iceland 34-33 (16-12, 27-27, 30-30) – after extension
(Cover image: Illyés Tibor / MTI)