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Denmark and Germany scrape through to semi-finals

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The main round of the W17 EHF EURO 2021 in Montenegro concluded in dramatic fashion on Wednesday as Denmark and Germany joined unbeaten Hungary and Russia in Friday’s semi-finals.

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Croatia vs Montenegro 23:20 (12:11)

  • Montenegro needed a result to keep themselves in contention for a place in the semi-finals
  • but it was Croatia who took control of the contest in the first half, led by five goals from 14-year-old Katja Vukovic
  • Montenegro drew level through top scorer Jelena Vukcevic with just two and a half minutes remaining, before a 3:0 run secured victory for Croatia

Russia vs Denmark 34:29 (15:15)

  • buoyed by having their place in the semi-finals secured, Denmark started brightly, with Matilde Vestergaard giving them a 10:6 lead after 15 minutes
  • Russia eventually found their range to draw level at the break and then took control of the contest
  • Alina Reshetnikova drove home Russia’s advantage late on as they maintained their perfect winning record, setting up a semi-final against Germany


Germany vs Hungary 24:31 (11:16)

  • Despite Germany’s positive start, Hungary gained the upper hand and slowly but surely built a solid lead at the break
  • with a place in the semi-finals on the line, Germany fought back in the second half, coming within three goals on a couple of occasions in the second half, but Hungary held firm
  • the win makes it a perfect five wins from five for Hungary, who face Denmark in the semi-finals, while Germany had to hope for a favour to see them through

Romania vs Norway 28:29 (14:13)

  • Norway did indeed do Germany a favour, edging out Romania in the final game of the day
  • five goals from Mihaela Mihai have Romania the narrowest of advantages at the break, setting them up for the win they needed to progress
  • Mihai’s tenth goal put Romania 27:26 up with five minutes remaining but they lost a grip of the game in the final moments as two late goals from Nicoline Jullumstro turned the game around in Norway’s favour


Slovenia vs Switzerland 27:28 (15:13)

Sweden vs Austria 26:19 (13:8)


Czech Republic vs Portugal 26:28 (16:16)

France vs Slovenia 31:17 (18:9)

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