The Spanish girls’s handball workforce mentioned goodbye to any mathematical chance of with the ability to combat for the medals within the European Championship in Denmark, after falling this Thursday by 26-25 in opposition to France, in a conflict wherein the Warriors couldn’t full the comeback they starred within the second half.
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A response that got here largely because of the extra of leisure wherein the French workforce fell within the second thirty minutes, serious about the momentous conflict that can play this Friday in opposition to Russia, terminated the crash forward of time.
This circumstance was not missed by the Guerreras, who misplaced by as much as seven objectives (18-11) to achieve only one objective (21-20) with ten minutes to go.
But when the overwhelming majority of the Gallic gamers appeared to disconnect from the match prematurely, it was the goalkeeper who by no means did. Amandine Leynaud, which with its stops lastly prevented the Spanish miracle.
A chance of victory that appeared like an actual chimera given the prevalence of the French workforce, which utterly overwhelmed the Spanish internationals with their defensive aggressiveness.
Conscious of the bodily superiority of the French workforce, the Spanish coach Carlos Viver He didn’t hesitate to align the very younger lady from the start Lysa Tchaptchet searching for assuaging the deficit of kilos and centimeters.
However the issue of Spain was not a easy anthropometric query, for the reason that Guerreras had been overwhelmed always by the defensive depth of their rivals.
Continuously caught, displaced when not shaken by their rivals, the Spanish internationals suffered the unspeakable to have the ability to flow into the ball.
A circumstance that not solely prevented Spain from offering the least fluidity to its offensive sport, but in addition led to limitless losses of the ball, which allowed France to open a harmful hole (5-2) on the scoreboard.
Besides, these of Carlos Viver didn’t hand over, who in the mean time that they started to restrict the turnovers, they had been in a position to get nearer on the scoreboard.
If within the ten minutes of the sport Spain shot as much as 5 turnovers, within the subsequent 9 they didn’t concede any, permitting the Spanish workforce to come back again, which was solely a bit (8-7) behind the French.
And it’s that in the mean time that the Guerreras stopped “giving freely” balls in assault, the Spanish protection may start to manage the assault of a French workforce, which regardless of the lashes of Kalidiatou Niakate, he was at all times far more comfy when he was in a position to attain the Spanish space in his second wave of counterattack.
As occurred within the remaining ten minutes of the primary half, wherein Spain as soon as once more multiplied its offensive errors, permitting gamers like Alexandra Lacrabere may attain the Spanish objective with out the protection fashioned.
A proven fact that made attainable the definitive takeoff of the French workforce, which went to relaxation with an earnings of six objectives (16-10), which compelled Spain to an actual feat within the second half if it needed to remain alive within the combat to entry the semifinals.
However in contrast to what occurred on the final day in opposition to the Czech Republic, who managed to beat a drawback of six objectives, this time the Spanish workforce couldn’t work the miracle.
And that France, who got here to have a most benefit of as much as seven objectives (18-11), was about to pay the surplus of leisure wherein they fell within the second half.
Satisfied of the triumph and already serious about the momentous match that shall be performed in opposition to Russia in lower than 24 hours, wherein the galas shall be performed not solely the ticket to the semifinals, however the potential of keep away from the fearsome Norway on the crossroads, France appeared to resign from the assembly.
A panorama that Spain didn’t miss, led by the triplet fashioned by the central Silvia Arderuis, the aspect Carmen Campos and the pivot Kaba Gassama, to attain the unthinkable, solely (21-20) to 10 minutes for the conclusion.
Time wherein the imposing determine of French goalkeeper Amadine Leynaud burst in, who along with his stops within the remaining minutes disadvantaged Spain of any actual chance of successful, regardless of the 26-25 remaining.