Player Ratings – Denmark vs Germany

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Spain 2021 – Denmark vs Germany 32:16 (13:8) By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: In Sunday’s Group III finale, Denmark taught Germany an uncomfortable lesson with a truly dominant performance, their sixth of the championship, sealing top spot in the group and booking a quarter-final clash with Brazil, while Germany must face hosts Spain. Here are the ratings for all players …

“Wir wollten das ganze Spiel aufs Tempo drücken und das ist uns gut gelungen”

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Die Lage der Nation – Teil 5   Souveräner als viele Skeptiker vermutet hatten – so muss man den Auftritt des deutschen Teams gegen Südkorea bezeichnen. Das Ticket für das Viertelfinale wurde nach dem 37:28 Erfolg gegen die Asiatinnen, frühzeitig. Nach der Pflichtaufgabe gegen den Kongo zeigte die DHB-Auswahl, dass sie sich auch aus kleinen Talsohlen befreien kann. Fokussiert, taktisch …

“Vielleicht war es ein Weckruf zur richtigen Zeit?”

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Die Lage der Nation – Teil 4   Eigentlich ging es für die deutschen Frauen gegen Kongo ganz ordentlich los. Betrachtet man das Ergebnis und den Zwischenstand von 7:2, dann müsste man im DHB-Lager zufrieden sein. Aber richtiges Wohlbefinden strahlte nach dem klaren Erfolg gegen die Afrikanerinnen eigentlich niemand aus. Mit elf Toren Unterschied gewann die Groener-Sieben, doch die Laune …

Oh noooo, not another 32 team rant

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By Chris O’Reilly At first, I felt like writing this at the beginning of the championship, despairing at the expansion of the Women’s World Championship to 32 teams and what we were about to experience for the next six days while also trying not to sound like an arse. Mr. Stregspiller himself, Joachim Schuetz, recommended waiting until the end of …

Women’s Olympic Handball – Player Ratings – France vs. Netherlands

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Photo: F. Fife / Getty Player Ratings – France vs Netherlands Tokyo 2020 Women’s Quarter-finals – France vs Netherlands 32:22 (19:11) By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: France found their mojo when it mattered most, taking charge of the game early on and taking advantage of Lois Abbingh’s injury to beat the reigning world champions and set up a semi-final date …

Three convincing contenders to climb the top of the podium

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Tokyo Olympics women’s preview by Chris O’Reilly Sunday sees the women’s handball competition in Tokyo throw-off and just like the men on Wednesday, here is an attempt to rate the chances of each of the 12 contenders before they go into battle in search of unforgettable glory at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Group A: Netherlands, Montenegro, Norway, Japan, South Korea, …

Denmark dream of the double

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Tokyo Olympics men’s handball preview by Chris O’Reilly With the Tokyo 2020(ne) handball event beginning on Saturday, here’s a look at the men’s competition, with the 12 teams pigeonholed into categories which may well come back to bite this writer in the arse come 7 August – but that is what previews are all about. With a gorgeous Yoyogi National …

Player Ratings – Barça vs HBC Nantes

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EHF FINAL4 SEMI-FINAL: Barça vs HBC Nantes 31:26 (15:13) By Chris O’Reilly There was no shock result in the second semi-final on Saturday evening in Cologne as Barça held their nerve through a tense middle phase of the second half to break clear and claim a spot in the final against Aalborg. Here are the ratings for all players involved …

Player Ratings: Vipers Kristiansand vs Rostov-Don

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#DELOEHFCL QUARTER-FINALS FIRST LEG Vipers Kristiansand vs Rostov-Don 34:27 (19:12) By Chris O’Reilly After wild ride in Russia, Vipers Kristiansand emerged seven-goal winners over Rostov-Don in the first leg quarter-final double-header, putting them in pole position in the race to Budapest. Before they do it all again on Sunday, here are the ratings for all players involved in the match …