The DHB-selection has in its fourth preliminary round game at the basketball world Cup in 2019, 25:25 (12:10) against the defending Champions France The equaliser, the Frenchman played in front of nearly 13,000 spectators in Berlin was only in the last second. By the point Germany is qualified on Saturday at the beginning of the end of the main round.

The German team showed from yesterday’s 22:22 against Russia recovered well and began defensively. After nearly seven minutes, the French came to their first hit. In the attack, Fabian Wiede and Uwe Gensheimer for risk was above all, however, there was on the offensive again, a lot of bad decisions and sloppy Touches.

halftime lead for Germany

the hastily acting French remained in a zerfahrenen encounter again and again in striking distance. 2:0, 3:3 and 8:6 in the final phase of the first half. Martin Strobel gave his hits to the 10:7 and 12:9, respectively, for a Three-goal lead, two seconds before the whistle for half-time, the French shortened to 10:12.

In the second half France came early to light matches. Prokop switched to the goalkeeper and brought Silvio Heinevetter for Andreas Wolff and the defense has gained stability. The lead changed henceforth constantly and neither the German nor the French succeeded in decisively sell.

balance at the last second,

individually, the more unpredictable the French, desperate to turn increasingly to the vigorous German Defense, in the attack, the Recovery showed in the meantime, a world-class performance and also scored the last goal in 25:23. During 25:24, the DHB Team lost the Ball in attack and had to allow three seconds before the end of a free throw. The French came but, once again, to a degree. Timothey N’Guessans’s throw ended up in the right corner of the German goal – scoring in the last second.

In the final preliminary round game, Germany encounters Serbia (Thursday, 18 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE), France to compete against Russia (20.30).


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