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My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed about the match between the Netherlands and Serbia at the European Handball Championship.

Lots of fun!

  • European Championship handball

  • LIVE:

  • Netherlands-Serbia

  • Orange leads

  • First half on the way

Handball a few seconds ago

18 'The danger from Serbia comes from Krpez-Slezak, who scores 8-5 with her third goal.

a few seconds ago

18 'Snelder has not yet missed a shot and now hits the mark: 8-4.

Handball one minute ago

17 'Krpez-Slezak does something back from seven meters and makes it 7-4.

Handball 2 minutes ago

17 'And there is Snelder again.

It is now 7-3 in favor of the Netherlands.

Handball 3 minutes ago

The Orange has a great start to the game and leads 6-3 against Serbia halfway through the first half.

3 minutes ago

Handball 4 minutes ago

16 'With her second goal, van der Heijden makes it 6-3.

This is going in the right direction for the Netherlands.

Handball 5 minutes ago

15 'Snelder gets a heavy blow and goes hard to the ground.

It escapes the Russian referees.

Handball 6 minutes ago

14 '5-3!

Abbingh hits from seven meters and gives the Netherlands more leeway.

Handball 7 minutes ago

15 'With a nice save, Wester ensures that Serbia equalizes again.

Perhaps a new opportunity for the Netherlands to increase the margin.

8 minutes ago

13 'But there is the answer from Orange already. Laura van der Heijden hits the 4-3 against the ropes.

8 minutes ago

Handball 8 minutes ago

12 'The Orange does not manage to increase the margin.

Andjela Janjusevic scores the 3-3.

Handball 11 minutes ago

10 '3-2.

Captain Snelder puts the Orange ahead with her first goal of this tournament.

Handball 14 minutes ago

6 '2-2.

Katarina Krpez-Slezak surprises Wester in the far corner.

Serbia and the Netherlands are not inferior to each other in the opening phase.

Handball 16 minutes ago

5 'With her second goal, Abbingh ensures that the Orange takes the lead (2-1).

With one player less, the Netherlands knows how to turn the backlog.

Handball 17 minutes ago

4 'Lois Abbingh is the first Dutch woman to score.

It is the same again in Kolding: 1-1.

17 minutes ago

Handball 19 minutes ago

2 'Serbia takes the lead after Nusser commits a foul.

The Dutch also receives a time penalty of two minutes: 0-1.

21 minutes ago

1 'The Netherlands-Serbia is on the way!

Handball 24 minutes ago

The national anthems are played in the Sydbank Arena.

The Netherlands-Serbia is about to start.

Handball 32 minutes ago

The Netherlands is chasing the first European title in history in Denmark.

In recent editions of the European Championship, reigning world champion Orange has already won silver (2016) and bronze (2018).

Handball 36 minutes ago

The European Championship starts a day later than planned for the handball players.

Actually, the opening game against Serbia should have taken place yesterday, but because two Serbian players tested positive for the corona virus, that game was postponed for a day.

The first whistle in Kolding, Denmark, sounds at 8.30 pm.

36 minutes ago

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