EM test: women’s handball with a narrow defeat against France


EM test
Handball women with narrow defeat against France

The German handball players around Alina Grijseels lost in Nancy.  Photo: Marco Wolf/dpa

The German handball players around Alina Grijseels lost in Nancy. photo

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Almost five weeks before the European Championship, Germany’s women’s handball team missed out on a respectable win against Olympic champions France.

Almost five weeks before the European Championship, Germany’s handball women have a respectable success against Olympic champions France narrowly missed.

The DHB selection lost in front of 3000 spectators Nancy despite a strong recovery in the second half with 29:30 (13:18), but still gained a lot of self-confidence for the finals from November 4th to 20th in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

Best throwers for the team of national coach Markus Gaugisch were Emily Bölk with eight goals and Alina Grijseels (5). In the first duel with the World Cup runners-up there was a 31:34 defeat on Friday. With that waits Germany against France on to their first international win since 2011.

Good start

After a good start, some mistakes crept into the German game in the middle of the first half. This led to a four-goal deficit (7:11/20.), which even grew to five goals by the break. In this phase, the defense could hardly get hold of the nimble French women, so that goalkeeper Isabell Roch was not a factor either.

That changed when it started again. In the attack acted DHB-Selection now braver and goalkeeper Katharina Filter advanced with several saves to the hoped-for support. In the middle of the second half, the German team was suddenly two goals ahead at 22:20. In the final minute, Grijseels failed with the last throw, so that in the end the favorite was able to celebrate.

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