In the fourth sport of the World Championship, the German handball team gained its fourth victory. DHB team performed properly in opposition to Argentina.
German handball gamers began the sizzling stage of the World Championship with a festive efficiency. In the first major spherical sport, the DHB qualifier took one other step into the quarterfinals by defeating Argentina 39:19 (24:11) on Thursday.
Johannes Golla, Patrick Grotzky and Lukas Mertens have been Germany’s prime scorers with 5 objectives every in entrance of round 2,500 spectators in Kattowitz, Poland.
The DHB team is not going to give Argentina any probability
The team of the nationwide coach Alfred Gislason is totally ready for the subsequent sport in opposition to the Netherlands (4:2) on Saturday (reside on t-online at 20:30). This sport shouldn’t solely be harder, but in addition extra decisive, relying on the goal stage of the knockout.
The German team wanted just a few seconds to heat up, however then they swept the Argentines. Less than a minute later, Andreas Wolf made the first nice save on objective. The 31-year-old’s efficiency was, so to talk, an early signal of a superb efficiency by the DHB choice. Germany led 6-2 after seven minutes, and after quarter-hour, Argentina’s coach was pressured to name his second time-out. Goal, protection, assault: every part labored.
The German protection is stronger than ever
The coach of the South Americans coated his face a number of occasions till the second of disbelief. No matter how exhausting his team tried, they could not cease the German Express. Even their prime worldwide playmaker, Diego Simonet, barely acquired into the sport.
The protection round captain and defensive boss Johannes Golla coated virtually every part. Whatever he threw, Wolff returned it. And in the assault, as is commonly the case on this event, the robust Yuri Knorr led once more.
Goalkeepers get one and a half
In the first spherical alone, the DHB decide transformed 86 per cent of their possibilities. In addition, Wolff has been wonderful in scoring. After the break, Gislason relied on Joel Birlem, who was additionally robust on this World Cup. “We did not anticipate to get into the major spherical after this preliminary spherical,” mentioned DHB sporting director Axel Cromer. “So far every part that may be labored has labored.”
Therefore, Gislson was in a position to relaxation some of his regulars in the second half-hour. Now not solely the goalkeeper Birlech, however the Icelander has modified his complete beginning line-up. This has given the likes of Djibril M’Bengue, Rune Damke, Luca Witzke and Yannick Kohlbacher extra minutes to play, which is also essential in opposition to a a lot stronger Dutch team.
“Without Messi you don’t have any probability,” chanted some German followers at Argentina’s lack of possibilities. In reality, the alternative of DHB has by no means declined. Finally, one can really feel sorry for the South Americans.