Handball World Cup: Iceland beat Portugal after hard work

It was already clear within the run-up to the World Cup that the match between Iceland and Portugal may very well be a good one. In the tip it was a knife-edge duel, which the northern European received 30:26 (15:15) after a hard combat.

He stood out with 9 objectives: Bjarke’s kill Alisson-
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Portugal needed to begin the match with out their suspended head coach Paulo Pereira. However, after some preliminary difficulties, it was initially attainable to function on an equal footing with Iceland. The Northmen shortly took the lead by means of Bjarke Mar Allison and Aaron Palmerson after which prolonged the result in 4–2 with extra fast turnarounds.

The first was a majority after some time, as Rui Silva hit Björgvin Gustavsson’s head from shut vary together with his throw. Iceland took benefit of this, Omar Inge Magnusson and Eldi Widarsson had been in a position to improve the rating to 4 objectives (6:2).

The sport was hectic, Iceland made a variety of pointless errors on the offensive and on the suitable wing Pedro Portela was in a position to equalize 7:7 with a superb Kempeter. Gudmundur Gudmundsson took a break and Magdeburg’s Gisli Kristjansson and Omar Ingi Magnusson now took cost.

busy final leg

Sigvaldi Gudjonsson’s 11:9 pressured the Herois do Mar to a time-out, teenager Francisco Costa introduced the sport to life at proper backfield and Diogo Branquinho hit a rebound to make it 12:12 (twenty third) put every thing again on monitor.

A serious downside was the various substitutions for Portugal, as Iceland typically took benefit of disorganization in defence. However, Alexander Cavalcanti additionally caught a time penalty by kicking a water bottle and thus misplaced the ball.

Iceland went by means of once more at 14:12 by means of Wiedersen, however a Gummersbach pivot missed an opportunity in opposition to Manuel Gaspar to take a three-goal lead. But Portugal did not hand over, sturdy Pedro Portela made it 15:15 into the half with a penalty shot after the break.

Iceland remained within the template after the change of sides, however each groups now operated in a extra disciplined and fewer hectic method. Iceland stayed within the lead and couldn’t break free from the Portuguese, who had been defending aggressively. There was pleasure when the rating was 20:18 (forty second) – Fabio Magalhães pushed by means of the protection and Omar let Ingi Magnusson leap over the cliff. In motion the Portuguese wounded himself, however noticed the crimson field. After Alisson scored three objectives, the Iberians referred to as a time-out.

Portugal reveals nerves

Now the job of handball was completed and Portugal didn’t hand over. Every alternative to counterattack was used and Lionel Fernandes headed within the orphan aim at 22:21 (forty seventh) and Francisco Costa performed a Kempa move to Alexandra Calvalcanti to equalize at 22:22. The majority of the Icelandic crowd at Kristianstad Arena had been on their aspect, with Portugal’s Francisco Costa turning out to be the decisive participant.

Gudmundur Gudmundsson made a break at 24:24 to get his workforce prepared for the ultimate leg. The Iberians did not take the possibility to take the lead and confirmed nerves even within the closing phases. Iceland now used their probabilities and received 30:26 (15:15).

ICELAND – PORTUGAL 30:26 (15:15)

Iceland: Gustavsson 1, Hallgrimsson – Allison 9/3, OE Magnusson 7/1, Gudjonsson 4, Widdersson 4, GT Kristjansson 2, Palmersson 2, E. Johnson 1, Arnsson, Gislausson, O. Gudmundsson, V. Kristjansson, Richardson, Smerson, Stirmison
Portugal: Ferreira Espinha, Gaspar Portela 8/3, R. Silva 4, Branquinho 2, A. Gomes 2, Mota da Costa 2, Arias 1, Borges 1, Cavalcanti 1, Fernandez 1, Fred 1, Iturriza 1, Magalhães 1, Martins 1, Costa
Ref: Robert Schulze (Magdeburg) / Tobias Tönnies (Stendhal)
the viewers: 2738
Penalty Minutes: 6 / 12
Disqualification: – / Magalhães (41.)

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