Status: 20.01.2023 07:02
German handball gamers are getting stronger on the World Championships held in Poland and Sweden. In the primary fundamental spherical recreation, Germany unexpectedly received towards Argentina with a rating of 39:19 (24:11). It was the fourth victory in the fourth recreation of the event.
Handball World Cup: Germany dominates Argentina
It confirmed that the German staff had an more and more robust unit over the previous couple of days and adorned their centered and environment friendly recreation with enjoyable and enthusiasm. Argentina may by no means stand as much as these Germans.
“It’s such a enjoyable day”
“We did not anticipate it to be clear,” stated playmaker Juri Knorr in an interview with Sportschau, “it is actually enjoyable to play handball on a day like at the moment.” And nationwide coach Alfred Gislason stated with a smile: “I’m very happy. It was a nice concentrated recreation of my staff.”
Now DHB want just one win from the remaining two fundamental spherical video games (opponents – Netherlands and Norway) to succeed in the quarter finals.
Germany and Argentina – Analysis and voting
Simon Ernst is ready for his first purpose for Germany
Top German scorers Johannes Golla, Patrik Grotzky and Lukas Mertens every scored 5 objectives in 5 makes an attempt. With the exception of defender Simon Ernst, who continues to be ready for his first World Cup purpose, each participant scored for Argentina.
Grotzky initially took issues into his personal palms towards Argentina
As anticipated, Gislason initially relied on his common staff: Philipp Weber and Julian Köster alternated in assault and protection. Kai Hafner and Lucas Mertens return to motion after being rested in the ultimate group recreation towards Algeria.
Germany began nicely. Particularly spectacular: right-back Patrik Grotzky, a long-time favourite in the German nationwide staff. In his forty sixth World Cup recreation (solely Christian Schwarzer and Silvio Heinewetter have extra), the veteran was instrumental in the 8-3 lead (tenth minute).
The German protection additionally performed very energetically and confirmed itself to be stronger than in components of the preliminary spherical. Andreas Wolff additionally had a excellent day as Germany prolonged their lead considerably.
National coach Gislason was capable of make an early transition
That allowed Gislson to make a change halfway via the primary half and relaxation the gamers – no big deal in the rhythm of two-day World Cup video games. Simon Ernst got here on early in protection for Julian Koster, Paul Drucks for Philipp Weber and Yannick Kohlbacher for Johannes Golla.
Germany stored a good stability in the sport and had a strike charge of just about 90 p.c at the moment. Goalkeeper Wolff stored 40 p.c of balls – which can be glorious. Gislason paid tribute to the South Americans’ fast-paced fashion of play earlier than the sport. But that night in Katowice, there was nothing to see in the fast-paced Argentine handball.
ease and pleasure of play
The Germans are utterly completely different. It was evident that the staff, with its many victories in this World Cup, had gained a lot of confidence and acted with ease and enthusiasm not seen for a very long time.
24:11 at half-time – this was much more evident than in the insignificant match towards Algeria. It was comprehensible that many German followers had been in excessive spirits initially of the night. “Oh, how stunning,” echoed a German fan weblog. “So far every thing appears to be working,” stated athletic director Axel Cromer.
He additionally confirmed good outcomes in the second half. Top sevens gamers like Knorr, Hafner, Golla and Koster continued to avoid wasting their vitality, which isn’t essential in a event like this. The second swimsuit picked up the place it left off towards Algeria on Tuesday.
Germany vs Argentina – full recreation
Against the Netherlands can be harder
In the top, the consequence was not as many objectives as in the primary spherical, however after 60 minutes it was the best victory in the World Cup.
On Saturday (21.01.2023, 20.30), the German staff will proceed the second fundamental spherical recreation. The opponents are the Netherlands and it is going to be harder then.