Expectations were screwed up for a German victory, but in the final stage it went wrong in a dramatic showdown between Germany and Russia at the WORLD cup in handball.
After a lead of four goals during the second half of the match was an otherwise even encounter particularly exciting in the final stage, where Germany put a flyover over the track.
Thus the germans are five points of first place in group A and still have the exchange rate against the mellemrunden with two group stage matches again.
Russia has four points for a match more than France, who also have four points.
After a fairly equal opening in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin was the post 6-6 after ten minutes, but Dmitrii Zhitnikov brought the russians ahead.
the Germans, however, was settled, and errors from both teams meant few scores and 7-7 after a quarter.
the Whole half-time was just right, until Germany a few minutes before the break gained a lead of two goals, as Hendrik Pekeler increased to 12-10, which was also pausestillingen.
the Second half was also started right, but the germans set the pace up and brought himself in front of 15-11 after five minutes.
With five minutes again the germans were in front by 20-18, but the russians reduced.
A cool penalties of Uwe Gensheimer resulted once again in a lead of two goals, but it was 20-21 after a scoring of the hard fighting Russian national team.
After a big German error captured Dmitrii Zhitnikov the ball and went down and levelled the game at 21-21 with a minute again.
With 22 seconds again the germans were ahead 22-21, and Germany managed not to use his last attack and had to be disappointing to go from the pitch with a draw.
In group B, when Croatia and Macedonia together, and here went the croats to break in front 16-11.
Croatia won the match quite convincingly with 31-22, with six points in first place and wins over Iceland and Japan is Croatia ready for mellemrunden.
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