Romania are one step nearer to the semifinals as they defeated a ferocious Spain 25-27 at a thrilling match in Nancy. Even the Spaniards are still at the base of the set with 0 things, however left a far better image than all the preceding matches.

After a tough battle, Romania got the 2 things needed to keep their semifinal chances living. However, the match didn’t start easy for its trained by Ambros Martin. Spain stepped court with excellent attitude and led 6 1 following the initial 14 minutes. 

Romania didn’t seem to be alert and Spain took advantage of it with good performances from Alicia Fernández and Nerea Pena. However, about the last ten minutes of this first period, also with a excellent deal of assistance 24-year-old Denisa Dedu, the Romanians woke up, caught upon the scoreboard and finished with a -2 (12-10). After 11 minutes of the 2nd halfof Cristina Neagu believed to draw the match (15-15) and a second afterwards Elena-Cristina Florica put Romania ahead to its first time in the match for its 15-16.

From then on, the captained from Neagu would not forego the leadership, but they wouldn’t be able to unwind the past couple of moments, as Spain continued to score and push at search of their first success on the major round. It was a two goal difference because they are draw out from the semifinals in Paris in a match which was celebrated by the Romanians.

The top scorer of this match was Cristina Neagu, that netted 7 times and continues to extend her characters as one time high scorer of the EHF Euro (224). Mireya González was the best scorer for both Spain with 6 goals and lineup player Pintea out of Romania was chosen best player of this match.

Romania has amassed 6 points and a draw Hungary on the previous match of the most important round will qualify them to the semifinals at Paris for the very first time in 8 years. Spain’s commitment.


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