The Situation was identical with that of the previous evening. The video cube in the Arena near the Ostbahnhof in Berlin displayed a few seconds. In the preliminary round game of the ice hockey world championship between Germany and defending Champions France, the host team was already the day before against Russia again, the last desperate throw, and he struck behind, Andreas Wolff. The German national Keeper could see the Ball of Timothey N'guessan only still powerless after as he landed to the 25:25 (12:10)-end in the network.
In contrast to the third preliminary round game, the tie felt this time, after all, as a success and not as defeat. The registered the 13500 visitors. A few moments after the final siren honor, they were the passionate struggle of the national team, the champion of France had delivered, with loud applause and encouraging chants. Why you should not celebrate? Thanks to the non-tie, hoping the Germans already before the last group game against Serbia (Thursday) for sure in the main round of Cologne, and remained thus your Chance at the semi-final.
Brazil makes the help
protecting All of the day for the Team of national coach Christian Prokop had started with good news: Brazil, provided assistance in the Form of a 25:23 victory against Russia, which had been wrested from the Germans the night before at the last second a draw to protect. If the Russians want to miss a spot in the main round, would be the slip-up irrelevant. The qualifiers are only taking the points against the Teams that come.
In addition, the Germans were lucky that France nachnomi ned Superstar Nikola Karabatic played on Tuesday evening (yet). Karabatic appeared in the Arena and on the video cube, but not on the field. However, each was clear that the title holder has a at the highest international level of competitive force.
At the suggestion of the team of the Halle speaker provided the visitors with a special request: In a number of situations, all were required to rise from their Seats."the Man of the Match": Fabian Wiede of the foxes Berlin brought to the hall at the Ostbahnhof to Wobble.Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP
The Germans got off to a good Start and went after goals from Jannik Kohlbacher and Steffen Fäth quickly with a 2:0 lead. Back Andreas Wolff nailed in combination with his comrades in Front of the goal. The Keeper had first attack after seven minutes behind. The initial phase of a symbol for what was to come: a hearty defensive battle. Both delegations abducted the Tempo, played to their attacks long, and defended by all legal and illegal means.
"We have not rewarded time and time again"
fought with a passion like the Germans, the balls in the Defensive, so easily they gave you but live way on the other side. With increasing playing time the won the offensive game structure, and success: Fabian Wiede chased two brutal distance throws in the angle and brought the walls of the Arena in order to Wobble. At the break, the hosts with 12:10 - a mid-term result as from the 80s.
After the break, the Frenchman showed all their class Within five minutes they turned a Two-goal deficit in the first lead of the Evening, Kentin Mahe, met by seven meters to 14:15. The answer was not long in coming: In a double Majority Hendrik Pekeler scored the 18:17. The final phase was finally surpassed in drama is hard to Timothey N'guessan for a flattering compensation for the title defenders.More about
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"It was a great game from us, but we didn't reward ourselves," was outraged Uwe Gensheimer in an Interview with the ZDF. Coach Prokop praised his Team yet: "The way of our game today was exciting."