Prices for Germany and France
The world title dream is over. At 28:35, DHB choice France needed to concede defeat within the quarter-finals. After Germany put in a very good first-half efficiency, quite a few turnovers and careless misses value them the prospect to win. DHB Star Ratings:
TOR: Joel Birlech – Unrated
Only two seven meters went to the sector. After he was in a position to parry the primary try, the native of East Westphalia allowed the second cross.
Andreas Wolf – Class 2.0
Excellent efficiency initially. It was onerous to beat and took loads of free kicks from the French. Wasn’t very enticing within the second half and misplaced the world class quota. Nevertheless, a good 33 p.c of the ball was caught in the long run.
CIRCLE: Yannick Kohlbacher – Class 4.0
Always performed when the German crew was outnumbered. Defensively, he changed the weak Drucks after quarter-hour. Relations with teammate Knorr didn’t all the time go properly. In the sturdy protection of the French, he had difficulties in six towards seven.
Johannes Golla – Grade 2.5
He clearly had issues with the quick French recreation. Not all the time sturdy in a defensive alliance with Koster. Allowed to cross via the middle block and left an excessive amount of area on the rim. Aggressive and ice chilly. One of the few DHB stars to have an nearly flawless efficiency within the second half.
Tim Zechel – Unavailable
MIDDLE ROOM: Simon Ernst – inactive
Yuri Knorr – class 4.0
He took accountability from the start and instantly scored three objectives and gave an help. Like a substitute from the twentieth minute. The gameplay suffered from glitches and struggled with technical difficulties. Significant errors and poor grades within the second half. Knorr had his worst World Cup efficiency towards France.
Luca Witzke – Grade 4.5
Knorr was changed after 20 minutes and it took a while for the German to regain his attacking play. With the exception of a vital aim shortly earlier than half-time, Witske was distinctive within the first half. Even after the restart, it was clear that the Leipzig man wouldn’t be capable to substitute Knorr on the prime degree. Had no nice concepts and solely made two of his 4 throws.
LEFT: Philip Weber – Class 4.0
Got into the motion from the beginning and mixed properly with a fast aim. As in earlier video games, the Magdeburg participant lacked creativity and dedication. There is not any recreation time within the second half.
Paul Drucks – Class 5.0
At first performed on the defensive and had nice issue within the speedy siege of the French. The aim was not typically supported by the left half, so the German crew conceded straightforward objectives. After a number of indiscretions, he needed to give method to Kohlbacher after about quarter-hour and didn’t return.
Julian Koster – Grade 4.0
At first solely on protection. Gummersbacher did not have his finest day, however improved a bit defensively. Moving too slowly nonetheless induced just a few seven meters. In the second half, he appeared a bit of damaged and barely put any stress on. Attacking with dashing ranks and heaps of easy errors.
RIGHT: Kai Hafner – Class 5.0
Not associated to the sport. Not the weapon I used to be anticipating on offense. Melsunger struggled to search out area within the protection and was saved scoreless. Defensively, Hafner had hassle with Karabatic, who needed to give method to Steinert earlier than halftime. In the second half, he couldn’t use it both.
Jibril M’Bengue – Grade 4.0
Entered the sport after 45 minutes and began instantly with a slight error in assault, throwing a cross extensive.
Christoph Steinert – grade 3.5
In the sport from the twentieth minute, he immediately confirmed that he can assist the crew each in assault and protection. He scored three objectives within the first ten minutes. Defensively, there’s a important improve and extra aggressiveness in comparison with Hefner. After switching sides, the protection is far much less seen and weak.
EXT LEFT: Rune Dahmke – Unrated
Shortly after the break, Mertens, who fell ailing, was on the sector for only some minutes.
Lucas Mertens – 3.5 class
In the primary half, there have been typically lengthy crosses within the circle. The Magdeburgers saved his 4 makes an attempt on aim protected. Kempa began the second half with a robust cross and wonderful ball possession. Otherwise barely concerned, he lacked passes from the again.
RIGHT: Patrick Grotzky – Class 5.0
You can solely see how Mertens indicators giant chunks of the sport on counter strikes. The veteran scored a aim and offered an amazing help to Golla. After that, he missed 4 free throws and misplaced the ball needlessly. In the second half, he appeared very uncertain and made the goalkeeper sturdy with three weak pictures.