offered Dramatic, exciting, floorball at the highest level - the semi-final between Sweden and Switzerland at the world Championships in Prague everything for the Sport heart. The about 10'000 spectators - including many Swiss Fans were given a spectacular match to see.
This is mainly thanks to the clear performance increase of the Swiss national players in comparison to the quarter final. "We knew that if it comes down to it, we are the Council of Europe. We have to implement "our" game, which we have developed in the last years, today is perfect. Unfortunately, lady luck was finally on our side," said Patrick Mendelin after the game.
Already, the launch of the Swiss made courage. They had the larger possibilities of the game. But then the Swedes came into the game and found a couple of Times and dangerous in front of goal by Pascal Meier.
In the 9. Minute Robin Nilsberth scored the 1:0 and only a little later in the Northern countries came to the next big opportunity. The Swiss were lucky that the Swedes were awarded a couple of Times. The Red-and-White on the opposite side showed today in cold blood, because Jan Zaugg recovered a Pass from Matthias Hofbauer to compensate. Also in the second third of the hidden, the Swiss not - on the contrary, they had the game in Hand, but you gave up good chances. Within 46 seconds, managed the Sweden, to go with two goals in the lead.
The Swiss did not need to be discouraged and tried to achieve the goal. And with success: Luca Graf met for 3:2 and only shortly after the beginning of the last third of Nicola by boosting the Bishop Berger, played by Christoph Meier, and this one made the compensation. 3:3 - what a semi-final! Everything was suddenly open again.
"Morning, exactly the same energy on the field
And it" came even better: Patrick Mendelin shot a little more than three minutes before the end of the 4:3. However, in the 59. Minute made up for the Sweden. In the extension a gate was not part of a Team, which is why the penalty shootout had to decide. Also, Switzerland won a residue, but in the end, the Swedes sunk the fifth and final Penalty. "We are super come back, have proven to be super-Moral, super-fought and showed that we wanted. Even more so the defeat hurts, of course," Pascal Meier, was awarded the title of best player.
Thus, it remains the only Swiss victory in Kirchberg a year ago against Sweden. Now it means, however, to look forward, because already in the morning to 13 o'clock, it is in the small Final against the host Czech Republic to a bronze medal. The Czechs lost their semi-final against Finland, with 7:2.
"Everyone has to find his way, how he handles this game," said Mendelin. "The tournament is not finished yet. Each player must try to bring back in the morning exactly the same energy on the field, then we will go tomorrow as the winner from the field." (sda)
Created: 08.12.2018, 23:11 PM