Georgia power past hosts Malta, as Luxembourg Put up clash against Bulgaria
The favorites had little trouble to the very first day of the EHF EURO 20 22 Qualifiers, since Bulgaria and Luxembourg jumped to easy wins in Group A, whereas Cyprus and Georgia are put to be on the crash course in Group B after earning their first two points on Friday.
While group-b ’s Head Liner is scheduled for Sunday, Luxembourg and Bulgaria will meet tomorrow in a doordie battle.
Britain Versus Bulgaria 20:24 (7:10)
A slow start for the side watched Bulgaria have an early lead, but a 3:0 run for the Britons turned the match on its mind.
Yet the slim 5:3 guide was obliterated after Good Britain ran into serious trouble in attack, including a 12-minute drought that helped their opponents establish a healthier 8:5 lead.
There is nothing that the British team would do to show their fortune around. A three-goal deficit ballooned to five goals, if there were only fifteen minutes to go.
With the upcoming games at heart, Bulgaria ceased lacking a lopsided win, as coach Nikola Karastoyanov gave opportunities for his players.
The 24:20 win implies Bulgaria will currently approach the doordie match against Luxembourg tomorrow with up their heads high, while britain could do with a win against Ireland on Saturday.
The hosts expected nothing less than a thorough win against Ireland, and delivered, taking an early lead and never return again.
With the Irish were looking to their first ever win in a EHF EURO effort, Luxembourg jumped to a 3:0 lead. However, a time-out shot by the side was able to put them back in to the match, limited to the hosts to induce their solution to a 14:7 lead at the rest.
Ireland’s lack of experience revealed in the 2nd half, like a relentless Luxembourg side kept pouncing.
The guide varied between nine and eight goals for the most portion of the second half, yet a solid finish from the hosts, and with a 11:2 jog, watched them like a thorough 35:18 win.
Luxembourg will face Bulgaria tomorrow in a game that could see them to the next phase if they win, while Ireland have the derby against Great Britain.
Cyprus Versus Azerbaijan 25:17 (13:10)
A positive Cypriot team has been eyeing only a win within their inaugural match of the EHF EURO 20 22 Qualifiers, nonetheless reality struck in the first half of their match against Azerbaijan.
You will find misses and miscommunication to the Cypriot side, who have been at the receiving end of a perfect 3:0 jog from Azerbaijan to find the latter team shoot a 6:4 lead.
Troubles mounted in defence for Cyprus, who got four suspensions from the first half, while the undermanned side strove to keep the opponents from increasing.
However, a solid end to the first half, with a 7:2 run, that prevented Azerbaijan from scoring more than one goal in the final seven seconds, was the turning point of this match, since Cyprus enjoyed a comfortable 13:10 guide at the rest.
As the Azeri side might have tried to decrease the gap, it had been hopeless. Cyprus went full throttle and not looked back. With Julios Argyrou in brilliant shape, scoring seven goals, Cyprus jumped to a 25:17 win that can be built upon in the following two games.
The Cypriot side desire a win tomorrow against Malta, while Azerbaijan will face Georgia.
Georgia Versus Malta 48:21 (29:9)
Malta wear a series once they chose to organise a group from the EHF EURO 20 22 Qualifiers, nevertheless they failed to stand a chance against Georgia in the opening match.
With their eyes set on the prize, winning the group and progressing to the next period of qualifiers, Georgia enjoyed a perfect beginning, jumping to a 10:2 guide after only 10 minutes.
It went from bad to worse for the hosts, but who couldn’t stop the hearty Georgian offence. There wasn’t any real surprise after another 7:0 run the score was 17:2 and what had been put in stone.
The gulf in performance was there to be seen, while the Georgian side had a critical 29:9 lead at the rest. With the following 2 games place to be played and the showdown against Cyprus looming on Sunday, there were also changes in the Georgian team, however Malta could do nothing more regarding the scoreline.
Eventually, Georgia enjoyed a lop-sided 48:21 win against the hosts, and that’ll surely place them boost their confidence. Giorgi Tskhovrebadze had an awesome night, with 11 goals scored.