EM-Quali Bad Boys strive for victory
Towards the EM 2018, defending champion Germany has averted in the cauldron of Zurich with difficulty a nasty surprise. The European champions celebrated on Saturday in a handball Crime against Switzerland a scarce 23:22 (12:11) victory and posted to the group 5 now 4: 0 points on his account. Before the record crowd of 10,040 spectators was Steffen Win hold with four goals best pitcher for the DHB selection.
Germany coach Dagur Sigurdsson had warned of the strength of the young Swiss team that was able to build on their last sick director Andy again and saw it as confirmation. The hosts showed no respect for the European champions. Nevertheless, the defending champion seemed to find in the road to success. Thanks to some fine saves from goalkeeper, Andreas Wolff pulled the DHB selection in the initial phase quickly on 8: 4 thereof (12).
Handball: “Bad Boys” start with victory in European Championship Qualifiers. Regardless of the rumors about a premature departure of head coach Sigurdsson the German handball team made a successful start in the European Championship qualifiers.
The Confederates could be it but not impressed. As district runner Patrick Wiencek crashed, a double penalty was given and point guard Simon Ernst a two-minute floor had the DHB selection out of step. Wolff made with strong reflections that the lead did initially. At less than a goal (9: 10/24) the Swiss did not zoom at this critical juncture.
Just before the break, it was but then happened: Under the cheers of the fans hit who was the best Swiss shooter with five goals to 11: 11-compensatory. Intermediary Ernst the line with the 35: 24-opening win over Portugal offered a neat idea provided at least not for the brief interval lead.
Even in the second half had hard work to do, the German team while Sigurdsson troupe presented repeatedly, but the Swiss attracted always after. From the back room came too little pressure. The outer Tobias Reichmann could hardly once successfully set the scene and both failed even from the seven-meter line.