GOG secure Minute with high-scoring win, not through to Quarter Finals yet
The second decision in Circle of this adult males ’s EHF Cup was made tonight since GOG seized a important win against KS Azoty-Pulawy SA at Round 5 to finish in 2nd place at the category afterwards THW Kiel secured upper location and also a ticket right into the AKQUINET EHF CUP FINALS later four rounds of games.
In front of this GOG game, Kiel kept their blank record by beating Fraikin BM. Granollers, however, the staff out of Denmark will only they understand whether they make it for the Quarter Finals or not as truly one of the three greatest second-ranked teams following the group phase completes
- Kiel maintain their fresh record with their fifth win in five games
- Adrian Figueras scored two goals for Granollers and is about 54 goals in total, second-ranked at the top scorer list.
- GOG would be the primary team in this Group Phase to evaluate greater than 40 goals in a single match.
- GOG are about six points today after their next victory against Pulawy
1 day later THW announced they had secured the transfer of world celebrity Sander Sagosen out of Paris at 2020, the club made the fans happy , beating the Spanish side at home.
The ‘Zebras’ were strong from the start until the end, leaving Granollers without the chance in this game and also their race for those quarter-finals, since they stick to three points and don’t have any possibility of progressing through to the final eight.
As a result of a excellent show from Danish goal keeper Niklas Landin, Kiel made an ideal beginning and sealed the things already at the break, ahead of seven goals (20:13).
Though Granollers gained stronger at the middle of the next half, mainly as a result of this nine goals from Adrian Figueras, Kiel retained the control of the game and took their fifth victory at five, their 21st dwelling triumph in their own 21st Men’s EHF Cup game since 1998.
— THW Kiel (@thw_handball) March 23, 2019
“Granollers played much better tonight against us than they did in their home game,” said Kiel coach Alfred Gislasonsaid “We were very good in the past fifteen minutes of the first half, played with a strong defence and had good goalkeeping, in the next half we made too many technical flaws and Granollers played well.
“They had the opportunity to cut back our two-goal guide, but Landin spared the 2 counter attacks and the win was faked; we wanted to play badly and we did. ”
— BM Granollers (@BMGranollers) March 23, 2019
Granollers coach Antonio Rama was succinct along with his game opinion. “for people it had been a playoff match and now we are outside from this EHF Cup, but we played well.
“It is indeed tricky to play together with our centimetres (in elevation ) compared to their centimetres, with your kilos (in weight) vs their kilos. ”
GOG (DEN) vs KS Azoty-Pulawy (POL) 41:29 (21:19)
After some initial issues and also a quite equal first-half, GOG fully hastened after the break, proved with a 20:10 next half scoreline.
Like within their first duel, which GOG had won luckily in the dying moments in Poland, the visitors stood strong in the first thirty minutes and did not allow GOG to pull ahead easily.
Nie udało się pokonać tak mocnego rywala jakim jest GOG i z Danii wrócimy z wynikiem 41:29. Z pewnością była into dla nas dobra lekcja… pic.twitter.com/Ll2GtYKbcN
— K.S. Azoty-Puławy (@AzotyPulawy) March 23, 2019
But following the break, Emi Laerke (top scorer with six goals) and his team mates ran over Pulawy at a fashion style. The Poles missed too many chances and were instantly punished with the Danish counterattack goals. Pawel Podsiadlo scored six times for Pulawy, however they could not stop the Danes.
By six points and goal difference of plus five goals, GOG remain part of the quarter final race, yet to fasten the area, they mostly must win their final group game at Granollers second time around.
TEXT: Bjorn Pazen/amc