Uncompromising defense, effective attack and the winner at the last second: The German handball players celebrated a successful dress rehearsal for the showdown in the World Cup qualifier at the end of the international double packs against Hungary. The team of national coach Alfred Gislason defeated the World Cup fifth in Kassel thanks to the late hit by Captain Johannes Golla with 30:29 (17:13) and presented himself well prepared for the crucial play-off games against the Faroe Islands in April.
- inspired by Wolff’s parades
- Continue fluctuations in the German game
- Germany – Hungary 30:29 (17:13)
Best passports of DHB selection in front of 3011 spectators in the Rothenbach-Halle were the throwing-efficient Julius bold and right outside Timo Kastening with five goals each. On Saturday, the EM-sevente against Hungary in Gummersbach had still had to be satisfied with a 31:31 (17:16). Fabian again scored nine hits.
Returner Juri Knorr had then called “a little more killer quality”, and these showed the DHB team after a short stopping phase. After the first guided tour of Castening to 5: 4 (8.), the three-time world champion turned properly.
inspired by Wolff’s parades
The parades of goalkeeper Andreas Wolff also showed the cover compared to the first comparison with Hungary significantly improved. The movable defense and the won two-strokes made for some ball gains and thus for light goals in the tempo shock. Wage was the first four-goal lead by Tim Zechel at 9: 5 (13th). The circular run from Erlangen had only celebrated his debut in the national jersey on Saturday and now scored his premier goal.
Through a transformed seven meter of Marcel Schiller, the DHB team moved to seven goals at 13: 6 (19.). Until the break, however, some unconcentrities legified.
Continue fluctuations in the German game
The hosts were also difficult at the beginning of the second passage, which is so comfortable protrusion Schmolz due to criminal times and some impermays on a hit (18: 17/38.). Wolff replacement Till Klimpke was also not a factor in this phase. As a result, the DHB team increased again in all areas. David Schmidt restored for a more calming four-goal lead (25: 21/48.).
In Gummersbach, the strong wider (nine goals) with a turner to the post in the final minute worshiped the victory. But Gislason made him “no reproach”. Rather, after the first comparison, the Icelanders roamed the “lost two-fighting in the defensive” and “poor opportunities” after the break.
“In the defense,” DHB sports director Axel Kromer also set after the resignation of the world-class interior block with Hendrik Pekeler and Patrick Wienncek, “still many steps have to go”. But the guys are “hot to develop”. That’s the most of them proven on Sunday. The Hungary compared with the seventh field player five seconds before the end – but Golla met with the very last action by the center line.
Germany – Hungary 30:29 (17:13)
Germany: T. Klimpke (HSG Wetzlar), Wolff (KS Vive Kielce) – Castening (Mt Melsungen) 5, Kühn (Mt Melsungen) 5, Golla (SG Flensburg-Handewitt) 4, Witzke (SC DHFK Leipzig) 3, Zechel (HC Erlangen) 3, Knorr (Rhein-Neckar Lions) 2, Mertens (SC Magdeburg) 2, D. Schmidt (Bergischer HC) 2, Wiede (Füchse Berlin) 2, Kohlbacher (Rhein-Neckar Löwen) 1, Schiller (fresh on Göppingen) 1/1, Ernst (SC DHFK Leipzig), Köster (VfL Gummersbach), Zerbe (TBV Lemgo Lippe)
Hungary: Borby, Mikler, Szekely – Topic 6, Balogh 4/3, Rodriguez 4, Szöllösi 3, Ancsin 2, Kovacsics 2, Szita 2, Bujdoso 1, Fazekas 1, Juhasz 1, Leimeter 1, Ligetvari 1, SIPOS 1, Hanusz, B. Nagy, Vajda
Referee: Duarte Santos (Portugal) / Ricardo Fonseca (Portugal)
Criminal minutes: 10/4
Disqualification: \ – / –