The scene of the game: German substitute goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter held a throw from the hip of Spain's Daniel Dujshebaev Dovichebaeva, was able to control the ball and threw a punching pass into the lead. Backup left wing Matthias Musche grabbed the ball, pushed towards the circle and smashed the ball through the Spanish opponent through the gate. National coach Christian Prokop had rotated a lot against Spain - and won a lot.
The gesture of the game: Martin Strobel tore himself in the game against Croatia, the cruciate ligament - and fails several months. The team behind the German team ran against Spain in a uniform dress code: the DHB jersey with strobel number 19. Even Vice President Bob Hanning pulled a little too big strobel shirt over his once again colorful-bizarre-looking top - to the chagrin or the Joy of those present. Everyone can decide that for themselves.
Bob Hanning (right)
The result: Germany win against Spain 31:30 (17:16) and is determined as group winners of the main round group I. Click here for the game report.
And then Tim came: Because Strobel's injury allowed a player to be re-nominated, Tim Suton celebrated his World Cup debut against Spain. And the 22-year-old backcourt player showed little adjustment difficulties. He routed the circle regularly and scored four strong hits. Prokop preferred Suton over more experienced professionals like Tobias Reichmann. And Prokop has proven to have a happy knack. Again at this World Cup.
If you see Tim #Suton playing like that, you're looking forward to the big tournaments in the next years! @DHB_Teams #GERESP #heimwm # handball19 #wirfuerD @sportschau @ ZDFsport @ handball world # handball #dhb- Gari Paubandt (@GPaubandt) January 23, 2019
The second suit: Sitting. You can say that much at the latest after the game against Spain. In addition to the strong Heinevetter, who could hold 32 percent of the throws to his goal, Suton and Kai Häfner, who scored three goals, stood out above all Fabian Böhm. Already in the more important games of this World Cup he had received his minutes of use, against Spain he showed that he can also be a game decision maker. Five goals and the award for the player of the game included.
Solé-Gol: But the truth is that for Spain since the victory of the German team against Croatia was only about which placement game they move in now. Accordingly little resistance was provided by the Spaniards in the second half. Even the German team did not defend with the intensity of past games. So it was exciting again towards the end of the game. This was mainly due to Ferrán Solé, who scored eight goals. Five of them from the seven-meter line, sometimes by Lupfer, sometimes by Dreher. Heinevetter and Andreas Wolff, part-time against Spain, were able to do what they wanted - they did not hold a seven-meter penalty for the 26-year-old.
Carnival light: In the previous games of the German team, the sporting on the pitch was sometimes negligible. Hall speakers and spectators in the Cologne arena celebrated too much in unison. Because there was nothing at all about Spain, the mood was a little less relaxed. The German goals were celebrated, almost unfair encouragement attempts of the hall speaker ("louder whistle") were luckily out.