Infinite Spain beats Norway in a colossal battle and qualifies for the semifinals of the Handball World Cup | Sports activities

What about Spain, as soon as once more within the battle for handball medals? There are nonetheless these now baptized by the advertising like Hispanics, manufacturing semifinals like screws and matches like cathedrals each January. As if it had been easy. The best specialists within the discipline say that they don’t have one of the best gamers, nor essentially the most fearsome physique, nor essentially the most highly effective pitchers. And what else provides? They, to theirs. One other assembly for the museum of its historical past, one other semifinal to the gathering after a day to make an appointment with the heart specialist. Since their first medal, the European silver in 1996, they’ve reached the semifinals in 22 of the 35 main tournaments potential. The final 5 occasions, in a row. Does anybody give extra in Spanish sport? On Friday (time to be decided), within the battle for one more remaining, they may face Denmark, who overwhelmed Hungary (40-23)

In all probability, nobody provides extra as a result of nobody resists like they do. They had been lifeless with 5 seconds to go along with a aim down (25-24) and possession for Norway, however Norway threw them a lifeline. He forgot to assault, conservatism obtained the higher of him and it’s already recognized that Spain led by Álex Dujshebaev (MVP) can’t be thrown a float within the Pacific as a result of it turns it into an ocean liner. The referees penalized the Nordics with passive and 4 seconds had been sufficient for the ball to succeed in Dani Dujshebaev from coast to coast and he caught the tie (25-25). The workforce had been clinging to the eaves all afternoon, particularly surviving, and at that second a shock ran by the Gdansk pavilion. The primary signal of the brand new pike.

The actual fact is that later those that forgave had been the Hispanics, on the finish of the primary extension. Not in such an exaggerated method, but additionally. They gained by one (29-28), Pérez de Vargas had made two large saves; Nonetheless, the sentencing assault with a number of seconds left dried up and Bjornsen, a torment at the moment, pressured the second further time. However there was now not a second pardon.

There was no approach to cease Bjornsen, the intense proper. 9 pitches and 9 targets. Little hint in scoring from Sagosen (three targets in 10 makes an attempt, though he did with 10 assists from him) and even much less from Johannessen (zero targets), two of the principle threats of a really sharp Nordic entrance line. Those that had produced essentially the most had been the extremes: Bjornsen and, on the opposite wing, Barthold (eight hits). Identical to a unbelievable Ángel Fernández on the opposite shore (eight with out failure), a breather when he tightened the rope essentially the most.

There was no brake for the Spaniard, however there was for Bjornsen. Dani Dujshebaev had scored with 50 seconds to go, he once more, and Pérez de Vargas made good the saying devoted to goalkeepers that claims that it does not matter what number of cease, however when. And on the tenth try of the Norwegian, within the final motion of the second extension, nose to nose, the Toledo (17 interventions and 35% success charge) mentioned that that was not the case anymore, that he was not prepared to give attention to penalties, that that afternoon he was from Spain once more.

The conflict had barely began and Spain was already doomed to resistance as a result of Norway put it proper firstly within the Polish fridge. 6-2 for minute eight and Jordi Ribera’s name to order. Sagosen was the grasp of the hut, the workforce couldn’t discover the turns in assault to the central block of the Nordics, his protection didn’t command and he couldn’t run. Even Kauldi Odriozola gave up a penalty and, after the timeout, the one who was activated with three saves in a row was the goalkeeper Bergerud, who had simply come off a colossal efficiency towards Germany lower than 48 hours in the past. The afternoon had began very crooked.

However it’s already recognized that Hispanics are specialists in escapism, in adjusting on the fly and discovering the twists to essentially the most twisted sudoku. Instantly, Pérez de Vargas made his debut within the thirteenth minute -until then he needed to anticipate his first intervention- and Sagosen lent a hand together with his second exclusion in only 1 / 4 of an hour. A niche for anybody, a niche for Spain, which started its climb. A lot in order that they went from 7-3 towards to 9-10 of their favor within the twenty second minute with a aim from Ángel Fernández, a terrific aid for the workforce. Alternative seized and the rival star with the backpack of two exclusions on the first alternate. It wasn’t so chilly anymore (contained in the pavilion).

Nonetheless, Spain didn’t really feel dominating the rhythm both, fairly resistant. Losses penalized her. If she did not run, she had a foul time. Fortunately for Ribera’s boys, the Nordics additionally missed a number of assaults alongside the way in which, and that gave them another grip. 13-12 on the break.

The reflection time returned an alternate of blows, with Cañellas as the principle character of the plot. The veteran, with all of the comings and goings of him, continues to interrupt good stone. Two targets, an help and a steal within the first minutes of the restart at a time when Ribera turned to 2 pivots (Abel Serdio and Adrià Figueras) to open up lanes within the rival forest. And the formulation gave him success: 19-20 in minute 43 with a seven-meter shot transformed by Figueras. The identical as to catch up once more with 24-22 down with seven minutes to go. Two different consecutive targets from Figueras returned the tables. And once more that Spain made the rubber.

The choice was holding up splendidly, as at all times, however at that time it was lacking another step. There have been a number of wasted alternatives so as to add a slight benefit and catch some breath. He didn’t fairly discover that time. Or he misplaced balls and even missed a penalty. It got here to a lifeless cease within the final 5 earlier than the primary extension. Till Norway gave him a hand, Dani Dujshebaev caught the tie and the afternoon started to show in direction of one other consequence that tasted like glory for Spanish handball.

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