Hungary and Argentina drawn 25-25 within their debut in group D at the Royal Arena. After a slow beginning, the South Americans could actually grab up and took the lead on the next half, however it was not enough to bend the European side, that had a brilliant Zsolt Balogh scoring 11 goals.
The first half saw the Argentinian team very struggling to get their very first goal of the game, while the European side looked comfortable scoring by Zsolt Balogh and also Mate Lekai, that put the 0-5 following the initial 10 minutes of this game. The very first goal for the South Americans came after 11 minutes during line-player Lucas Moscariello, who would score two more times to reevaluate the gap after 1-5 ’ (36 ).
After a turbulent beginning of encounter, Argentina’s solutions originated in the seat; the looks of Manuel Crivelli and Sebastián Simonet helped the South American champions get as close as 7-8 with 9 minutes left to be played of the very first time. Some key conserves from Veszprém’s Roland Mikler (finished the half of 44 percent of conserves, 8/18), were imperative to maintain the lead and despite the final couple excellent moments by the Argentinians, Hungary moved 10-13 to the locker rooms.
One minute in to the next half, also after having scored for 11 13, Sebastián Simonet abandoned the court together with what looked like a spine injury. Debutant Crivelli chose the responsibility in as a centre and did not let down. After five minutes, Laszlo Nagy made his debut in the contest and scored for the very first time on the very first attack (13 15 ), however Federico Fernandez immediately shortened the gap scoring using empty goal (14-15). Only moments afterwards, Argentina tied the game for the very first time, it was Fernández again, after a stolen chunk and a vacant goal (15-15). And for the 3rd time in a row, Fernández felt , this time by the 7-meter lineup, to provide Argentina the primary advantage in the game (16-15, 9’-RRB-.
The last 20 minutes of this game could be very exciting, especially for the neutral audience, because both Hungarians and the few Argentinians on the stadium were enduring watching their teams fighting hard on court. The lead could be made from team to team, and also the goal difference on those past few minutes would be of just one goal just, for either side.
The most youthful of the Simonet siblings, who would be named MVP of the game, scored one final time in a break through to put Argentina ahead with about a minute left to that ending of the game (25-24). Mate Lekai scored his 6th goal of the game and with Sebastián Simonet straight back on court, Argentina had one final opportunity to score, however Iganacio Pizarro missed the shot by the left wing. István Csoknyai called a time out with 13 minutes left on the clock, but that last play was mishandled, and the game ended 25-25. Balogh was top scorer of this encounter (11/14, 7-9% efficiency), whereas Pablo Simonet scored six times for Argentina.