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Odriozola, Peciña and Garciandia will fight for the medals in the World Cup after beating Norway (34-35)

Euskaraz irakurri: Odriozola, Peciña eta Garciandia, Munduko Txapelketako finalerdietara, Norvegia kanporatuta (34-35)

The Basque players Kauldi Odriozola, Iñaki Peciña and Imanol Garciandia they will fight for the Handball World Championship medals that is being played in Sweden and Poland after qualifying this Wednesday, with the selection of Spainto the semifinals of the tournament, in which they will face Denmark. Spain has defeated by 34-35 to Norway in the quarterfinal tie, which has been resolved after two extensions and in which Odriozola and Peciña have played a key role, while Imanol Garciandia has not been called up on this occasion.

The match has had a lot of emotion and enormous equality, which is reflected in the fact that it was decided after two extra times. The Spanish team, in this way, remains in the battle to hang a medal, while Norway, for its part, will have to compete for places between fifth and eighth.

The Norwegian team went into the break with a slight advantage, thanks to the 13-12 score. Spain, which has lined up Kauldi Odriozola and Iñaki Peciña as starters, did not start the game well, and in the seventh minute trailed by four goals difference (6-2), but has been able to recover quickly and, after a timeout coach Jordi Ribera, has gotten closer and closer to his rival and has managed to tie at seven and maintain that equality in the final stretch of the first half.

In the second half, the result has been very even at all times. Norway has gained a two-goal advantage at 17-15, and Spain has managed to take the lead for the first time at 19-20, but neither of the two teams has managed to open a gap, and the decisive minutes have been reached with the Norwegian team with a somewhat advantage, 25-24. In the last attack, with superiority, however, the referees whistled Norway passive, and Spain, counterattacking, at the last second, took the tie to extra time.

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Source: Eitb


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