«sep 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«oct 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«nov 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«dec 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«jan 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«feb 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627281234
567891011
«mar 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627281234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«apr 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«may 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«jun 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«jul 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«aug 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaFYR MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

30.10.2014, 20:10
Cyprus give Greece last-minute headache in EHF EURO 2018 qualifier
«Go back »Print Version


MATCH REVIEW: Greece recorded a predicted, but not easy, victory against Cyprus on Thursday, taking them one small step closer to the EHF EURO 2018
 

Cyprus give Greece last-minute headache in EHF EURO 2018 qualifier

Greece and Cyprus took to the court on Thursday for Round 1 of the EURO 2018 Qualification's first phase.

Taking advantage of the home court, Greece pulled away convincingly early on, only to have Cyprus fight back to finish the match with a race to the final whistle.  

Group 1: Greece vs. Cyprus 27:25 (16:11)                              

The last time Greece and Cyprus met, in the European qualification for the Men’s World Championship 2013, Greece won both matches decisively (31:13 / 30:27).

This history together with the home court advantage and greater levels of individual experience within the Greek squad put the hosts as firm favourites heading in to Thursday’s qualification match on the road to the EHF EURO 2018.

Greece did not disappoint, allowing Cyprus to score the first goal before taking the lead in the second minute and not looking back.

By midway through the first half, Greece had a seven-goal lead (11:4) and by half-time, Cyprus had managed to narrow the score line only slightly (16:11).

The second half was more evenly matched, with the score line of five persisting through most of the period.

The last ten minutes became uncomfortable for Greece, as Cyprus refused to give in and decreased Greece’s lead to just one goal in the 51st minute (23:22).

Greece just managed to keep their lead at one until the 58th minute, when a goal from right back Christo Tsatso gave the hosts a two-goal lead (27:25) they retained until the final whistle.

Ultimately, it was Greece’s early and convincing lead that sealed the victory for the home side – but the close final score means the re-match in Cyprus on Sunday will be battle.  

Vyronas Papadopoulos was the top scorer for the hosts, with an outstanding ten goals, while Julios Argyrou recorded eight goals for Cyprus.


TEXT: Courtney Gahan / ts
 
Share
CONTACT FORM