After both teams suffered early losses at the EHF EURO Cup, Spain and Germany battled evenly for the first points, and the hosts finally prevailed in Jaen.
However, the final margin was only one goal. For more information about the Spain Survives For One-Point Handball Win Over No. 1 Germany. continue reading below our article.
At the final horn, Tim Zechel, a German line player, blasted a shot that was on target but hit the crossbar. Hosts Germany lost their first game of EHF EURO 2024 to Sweden 33:37, and they now have no points.
Meanwhile, Spain has two points after losing to Denmark in their initial game, thanks in large part to the eight goals scored by Aleix Gomez and the even more saves made by Gonzalo Perez de Vargas.
Spain Vs. Germany: Spain Survives For One-Point Handball Win Over No. 1 Germany
The score is 32:31 in favour of Spain against Germany (13:13)
While both teams scored 70 goals in their respective games on Wednesday and Thursday, neither side ever led by more than two goals throughout the 60 minutes of their matchup in Jaen.
Germany relied on goalkeeper Andreas Wolff, who made 11 saves in the first half, while Spain relied on their well-rehearsed defence and the speed of right flank Aleix Gomez.
After a back-and-forth match in which the lead changed hands multiple times, Germany finally held a 26:24 advantage before Spanish goalkeeper Gonzalo Perez de Vargas shut things down, helping to pave the way for the fortuitous eventual winners on their home turf.
Kai Häfner of Germany was the game’s top scorer with nine goals, beating out Gomez by one.
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