The German national Handball team lost their semi-final match against Norway 25:31 (12:14), and thus the final in the Danish city of Herning against world Cup co-host Denmark missed. Uwe Gensheimer scored as a marksman, the first German player to seven goals. Germany’s opponents on Sunday (14.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE) in the game for third place to France, Denmark lost to earlier in the evening.

the first half of the met, in Hamburg – on both sides. Overall, the referee distributed met in the first 30 minutes to eight-two minutes. This went to the detriment of the game flow. After a balanced start of the goalkeeper prevented Wolff on several occasions that the game is tipped in the direction of Norway. His front men could not keep up, especially in position attacks difficult.

as of the 24. Minute, Norway pulled on the pace, initiated by the 10:9-hit the lead through star player Sander Sagosen. It was due to the for Wolff in the game come heinevetter that the residue up to the break was only 12:14, and not significant for the German Team was.

Silvio Heinevetter (l) and Andreas Wolff

was right in the beginning of the second half, the Team of Christian Prokop awake. Uwe Gensheimer won the Ball according to Norwegian start and put Fabian Wiede for the connection hit. After not even two minutes played the next two penalty minutes this game. Germany had to continue through the reference against Jannik Kohlbacher in the race to catch up. Norway took advantage of this to again a Three-goal lead thrown out of here.

Germany took a long time to get back. After a goal by Kohlbacher and a post hit the Norwegian Fabian Böhm would have been able to achieve the goal. He failed, however, and Hendrik Pekeler saw was when the Norwegian counter-attack, the Red card.

A Parade of Heine’s cousin when the score was 22:25 and made the German Team again courage, but after a time met in the 53. Minute directly back to Norway. Germany was, could not catch up with the Norwegian leadership. Norway pulls in through the success in the Scandinavian final against Denmark on Sunday (17.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE).


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