LIVE! Handball World Cup: Will Norway reach the semi-finals?

One of the first two quarterfinals at the World Handball Championship was tough: Spain defeated Norway, however solely in the second extra time.

The offense ran deep: Norway’s Harald Reinkind and Sander Sagosen (proper).
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Norwegians and Spaniards began their quarter-final match right here World Handball Championship 2023 It was a relaxed sport, however the first aim was very totally different: Daniel Duyshebaev confronted Sander Sagosen and Norway captain Christian O’Sullivan scored from his personal circle to make it 1-0.

Before 3:1, Sagosen participated in every aim as soon as as a shooter. The Kiel man performed a key position in Norway’s benefit over Spain. He additionally missed the first penalty – missed by Odriozola.

The Iberians made a number of errors in the early phases, and generally they could not end in any respect. After Overby’s 6-2 (eighth) layup, Jordi Ribera had seen sufficient and known as the first timeout.

Norway’s Magnus Rohd scored early to guide 7-4 (14th), however after Sander Sagosen was despatched off for the first time, Seleksion rallied. Ferran Sole equalized with two frees as playmaker Christian O’Sullivan did not discover a go when he was outnumbered.

After 1 / 4 of an hour, the Spaniards have been degree as they have been outnumbered and managed by the opposition winger Petter Overby. Norway coach Jonas Wille initially introduced in new supervisor Goran Johannessen and took a timeout after the rating modified at 9:10.

Angel Fernandez made two runs down the left wing and scored. After halftime and the subsequent sloppy interval of play, it was 1:12 p.m. in the locker room.

A tricky combat in the second half

The second half was a hard-fought battle to reach the semi-finals, with Norway main 17-15 after 36 minutes, however Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas’s gradual revival denied Sebastian Bartholdt the lead. A bit of later Canellas equalized 17:17. Selexion then took a slender lead once more. Daniel Duyshebaev hit the aim put up with 19:21. Thorbjern Bergerud’s eleventh save was utilized by Sander Sagosen to make it 21:20 (forty seventh).

An even previous sport meant the finish of regulation time. 22-year-old Norwegian Tobias Grondal reached the quarter-finals for the second time, bringing the rating to 22:21. After a timeout, Figueras put the Norwegians forward by two targets at 24:24 (fifty fifth).

Duyshebaev offers the speaker

Johannessen despatched off (57th), Norway in entrance however Sagosen despatched off at 26:24 (sixtieth). The unsuitable choices of the Northern Europeans took revenge: with three seconds left, Bjornsen flew from the again go, and Daniel Duyshebaev made a shot at 25:25.

Norway missed the deciding sport in regulation time. Alex Duyshebaev quickly injured his knee, which O’Sullivan had squeezed onerous, whereas throwing, however continued.

After a 27-27 tie (sixty fifth), Pérez de Vargas’ save towards Overby was the turning level as Alex Duyshebaev put Spain forward 28-29 (69th). The goalkeeper of “Barcelona” caught the subsequent shot, however Bjornsen then made it 29:29. The Iberians made a free throw. After the siren, Canellas threw the ball into the block.

So it was 29:29 in 71:80 minutes. In Norway, Grondal relied on the playmaker place and introduced the rating to 31:30. Captain O’Sullivan exchanged protection/assault with the teenager. The final 5 minutes of the sport started with the rating 32:32.

Bergerud got here in with a save towards Daniel Duyshebaev, however Rod Vargas’ Perez was dispossessed and Canellas put the Spaniards forward with two minutes remaining. Then Christian Bjornsen had the final probability to throw. Perez de Vargas returned the shot and received 35:34 and certified for the semi-finals.

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