Sweden's incredible turnaround in Scandinavian semi-final derby

Sweden will play in the semifinals of the European Championship / photo: EPA-EFE / MARTIN DIVISEK

Sweden's handball team advanced to the semifinals of the European Championship after beating Norway 24:23 in the last round of Group 2 in the main round in a fantastic match with an incredible turnaround.

The Swedes had a negative of four goals in five minutes until the end (19:23), and then scored five goals in a row, the last of which was 11 seconds before the end for the first victory over Norway after five defeats in a row in mutual duels.

The winning goal was the work of Krinz, and a large part in the victory had the goalkeeper Johannesen who scored all nine saves in the second half.
Sweden finally won the second place in Group 2, the first is Spain, and from the semifinals rose Norway, which would play for a medal with a draw.

The first goal of the match was scored in the fourth minute through O'Sullivan, after the opening minutes belonged to the goalkeepers of both national teams.
From the middle of the first half, the Norwegians "controlled" the result and before the break they had a six-goal advantage (8:14) for the last attack to hit Hampus Vane for 9:14.

The Norwegians continued in an identical rhythm and in the second half, they successfully repulsed the attacks of the Swedes until Johanneson stopped the goal and had nine saves. Thanks to his defenses, especially in the last five minutes, the Swedes managed to make a series of 5: 0 and with the goal of Krinz to celebrate with 24:23 and secure a place in the semifinals.

It was Krinz with six goals who was the most accurate in Sweden, while Reinkind with six goals was the first name in Norway.

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