In front of 2468 spectators in Gummersbach on Saturday the back room Fabian Wiede with nine goals and Julius Kühn (5) best throwers for the DHB team were. Already on Sunday it comes in Kassel to re-duel with the Magyaren, which as the expected hard test stone before the mid-April presented play-off games around the ticket for the World Cup 2023 against Faroe Islands.
The DHB team that had to renounce the EM rider Sebastian Heymann, Djibril M’bengue, Philipp Weber and Kai Häfner started sweeping. Pay was a fast three-goal lead at 5: 2 after seven minutes. But the run did not stop because some mistakes in German playing. Thus, the Hungarians, who had disappointed with the home Em with place 15 arg, in the 19th minute to the first leadership.
Although the German team countered directly, but could not settle until the break, because the after the residues of Hendrik Pekeler and Patrick Wienecek newly formed defense had always gaps. In addition, Torwart Andreas Wolff was not a crucial factor.
Knorr throws three gates in a row
After change, Till moved to Klimpke between the posts of the German gate. But he too was left alone by his foregons. So it remained a close game in which the DHB selection came back to the 23:24 (43.) again. In this difficult phase, Mittermann Juri Knorr with three goals successfully assumed one’s responsibility. The 21-year-old of the Rhine-Neckar Löwen, who had missed the EM because of his vaccine status’ was only subsequently moved into the squad due to the failure of playmaker Weber.
However, the problems in the defensive could not solve Knorr. Again and again, the Hungarians came above all over the circle to success. The German team, on the other hand, awarded some good possibilities in the final phase and was almost four minutes before the end again. Nevertheless, the victory was in it, but the otherwise outstanding Wiede only hit the post and then with the last litter from his own half not the gate.
Germany – Hungary 31:31 (17:16)
Germany: T. Klimpke (HSG Wetzlar), Wolff (KS Vive Kielce) – Wiede (Füchse Berlin) 9, Kühn (Mt Melsungen) 5, Golla (SG Flensburg-Handewitt) 4, Knorr (Rhein-Neckar Löwen 4, Köster (VfL Gummerersbach) 2, Schiller (Fresh on Göppingen) 2/1, Witzke (DHFK Leipzig) 2, Casting (Mt Melsungen) 1, Mertens (SC Magdeburg) 1, Push (TBV Lemgo Lippe) 1, Ernst (DHFK Leipzig), Kohlbacher (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), D. Schmidt (Bergischer HC), Zechel (HC Erlangen)
Hungary: Borely, Mikler, Szekely – Rodriguez 7, Juhasz 4, Kovacsic’s 4, Hanusz 3, Szita 3, Balogh 2/1, Leimeter 2, Ligetvari 2, Szöllösi 2, Fazekas 1, Topic 1, Ancsin, Bujdoso, B. Nagy, Sipos, Vajda
Referee: Duarte Santos (Portugal) / Ricardo Fonseca (Portugal
Criminal minutes: 12/8
Disqualification: \ – / Ancsin (36th)