Sweden’s defence and the performance of Jessica Ryde (45 per cent at the 16-minute mark) has also been solid, but they are far eclipsed by Denmark so far. While Denmark may have lost their opener to Slovenia, a performance like this makes it clear they are among the frontrunners for the trophy here at the EHF EURO 2022. What a game. " 20:58 Norway have clawed their way back into this match and lead, but one of the best goals came from Hungary: 20:48 Meanwhile in Celje, Denmark are 6:2 up against Sweden in less than 16 minutes. So, both the group leaders in big troubles early on.
18:12 Both matches are 10 minutes underway, no team has had a substantial lead so far. As expected, these are going to be close affairs. 18:01 Yes, we are off and running in Ljubljana and Celje for what promises to be another thrilling night of handball! Remember, it is all live on EHFTV. 17:49 Serbia doing the math for tonight: 17:34 On paper, Serbia should be the favourites – they have won the last four of the five matches they played against Slovenia, with the last one coming at the 2021 IHF World Championship: 31:25 in the main round. Slovenia only won the first one, back in 2013. But with Slovenia playing in front of their home crowd, willing to see their heroes advance to the main round in Ljubljana, the stats from the past might not mean so much.
In a true Balkan derby, anything can happen anytime! 17:29 Over in group B, we are in a similar situation: two teams are through – Sweden and Denmark; two teams will play for the final spot – Serbia and Slovenia. These are the possibilities for those two teams: Slovenia - through to the main round if they do not lose to Serbia they do not lose to Serbia by more than seven goals AND Denmark lose to Sweden Serbia - through to the main round if they beat Slovenia by more than seven goals they beat Slovenia AND Denmark do not lose to Sweden 17:21 The head-to-head stats speak clearly in favour of Croatia, since they have won all four previous matches against Switzerland – most recently in an EHF EURO 2018 Qualifier.
Switzerland equalled again and only due to their strong last minute, Croatia have a lead at half-time. One thing is sure, Switzerland are not making it easy for the Croatia, who only have a reachable two-goal lead at the break. Croatia need to find a way to score more easy goals and to stop the Swiss transition. " 18:37 HALF-TIME | SLOVENIA VS SERBIA 13:15 Serbia taking that two-goal lead into the dressing rooms.
The Hungarian side took what was offered and a close game delivered additional energy to Vlagyimir Golovin's team. A strong defence is what both sides have, while attacking efficiency is the point both will need to work on in the second half. Stine Oftedal celebrated her 120th EHF EURO goal as she hit the bottom right corner at 99 km/h scoring for a 4:6 in the 12th minute. " 21:06 HALF-TIME | DENMARK VS SWEDEN 13:5 Yes, that result line has no typo... Let's head straight to EHF journalist Courtney Gahan in Celje for her opinion on this extraordinary first half: "How is this performance from Sandra Toft real? This is what makes her such a legend — when she has her best game, she becomes unbeatable. In a match like this, between two top-level teams, how often does a goalkeeper register a save rate of over 80 per cent after 30 minutes? The Danish keeper has been absolutely incredible, tallying nine saves at 81 per cent as we go to the break — and most importantly, allowing Sweden just one goal in the opening quarter and only five in the whole half.
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Here is the opinion of EHF journalist Danijela Vekić after the first half in Ljubljana: "With both teams have a shot of going into the main round of the EHF EURO 2022, it is no surprise both are pushing hard on the court. Switzerland had a good start to the match with a strong transformative defence that made Croatia sweat and pushed them into the lead for 10 minutes. Without Valentina Blazevic in the centre back position (due to an injury), Stela Posavec stepped into Blazevic's shoes and brought a two-goal lead in the 15th minute.
Although there have been hardly any saves from the keepers, the score progressed slowly early on especially, mainly due to the defence played by both teams. Serbia rely on Denmark winning in order to book a main round spot, so their fate is not entirely in their own hands, but so far they are doing their job to give themselves the chance. " 18:33 The usual highlights with Croatia goalkeeper Tea Pijevic are already coming in: 18:30 Stat from the Slovenia vs Serbia game: Serbia have more possession, and lead 13:12 with three minutes left before half-time. 18:24 Meanwhile, Croatia 10:9 ahead against Switzerland, also thanks to Dora Krsnik's 100th goal for the Croatian national team. They are not outplaying Switzerland by any means, but just doing what they need to do to advance. 18:16 Kristina Liscevic has just given Serbia a two-goal lead over Slovenia. The hosts must be wary not to let the gap grow here.
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Intriguing second half coming up! Let's hear from EHF journalist Courtney Gahan in Celje: "With the chance to stay alive in the EHF EURO 2022 on the line, it’s no surprise that this match has been close. After falling behind early against Sweden and Denmark and never managing a comeback, Serbia must be much more satisfied with their game, as they kept it level from the beginning and have the advantage as we go to the break.
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