Skjern Handball played go a long way towards an excellent match and was on the way to a scalp at home against the French team Nantes in the Champions League, but it ended up anyway with a Danish defeat at 32-34.
This is Skjern very close to the exit in the tournament. The Danish champion has six points in 12 matches on the last spot in group B and needing wins in the last two matches just to keep life in the hope of advancement.
Skjern led in virtually the entire fight, among other things, with four goals midway in the second half, but Nantes raised the level, as it prudish.
Skjern could not have dreamed of a better start to the match, and after four minutes shone with the measured breeding 4-0 to the home team.
Among other things, a pair of easy scores in an empty goal, after Nantes had attempted seven against six in the attack was the lead on the four objectives, as was Nantes to take an early timeout.
Particularly René Rasmussen beamed from the start, and as also the Norwegian Bjarte Myrhol began the good-humoured, could Skjern also put themselves at 8-4.
Then began Nantes to get a little better in the fight, but Skjern-goalkeeper Björgvin Gustavsson showed continued high level between the poles and grabbed 7 of the first 16 French attempt.
Thus tagged Skjern not to the keeper Emil Nielsen, who switches to precisely Nantes after the season, was incapacitated and could not play.
Among other things, snatched Gustavsson a a, so Skjern maintained the lead at four goals at 13-9.
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Gustavsson's saves were not enough for Skjern. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
At the other end showed Anders Eggert nerve on a high level, when he three times lobbede the ball over the keeper to score on penalties.
The Danish team was affected by a number of tominuttersudvisninger, and it appeared that Nantes could hang on and reduce to pausestillingen 17-15 to Skjern.
A few Skjern-error in the beginning of the second half helped, however, Nantes, at 20-19 brought out in front for the first time in the showdown.
But Skjern description corresponded perfectly back and spent two minutes in the majority as a springboard to score four in a row, as the home team led 23-20 after ten minutes.
As the Myrhol from the line exactly at the mid-point halftime made it 26-22, it began in earnest to draw to a large Danish result.
also, It was 27-23, in Skjern committed several technical errors, such as Nantes utilized with three goals in a row to 26-27.
Skjern took the timeout, but it didn't help. Instead scored Nantes also the next goal and came in front 28-27.
the final minutes were nerve-wracking, but with the goal to 34-32 a minute before the time the insured Nantes the anticipated victory.