HERNING (Dagbladet): Håndballgutta continues seiersmarsjen in the handball world cup and won easily against Austria in the evening.
The Norwegian guys met a team in complete crisis after Saturday's sjokktap to little Chile. Several Norwegian players warned against a heltent austrian crew before the match tonight, but there was never any doubt where the victory would go. Even though it was a timålsseier, was not the coach Christian Berge entirely satisfied after the match.
- There are a few things to pick at, but, on the whole, the picture is that good, he initiated before he explained what he was not satisfied with.
- We make technical mistakes. A bit too many that I can say that I am a brilliant happy. We shall correct it and get better, " said Berge to TV3.
Now stands Norway with six points and the full score after three matches. World cup start has been almost perfect.- Superstjerneblikk
It was very jevnspilt in the beginning of the settlement between the two nations. The Norwegian players got right in his prediction - it was a completely different Austria team that showed up against Norway than in the match against Chile.
After ten minutes it was the same on måltavla, where both teams had six goals each. Omgangens perhaps the most beautiful detail came when Bjarte Myrhol served Magnus Jøndal on the lovely view just after.
the Austrians continued, however, to keep up with Norway later in the inning. Sander Sagosen started the match well, but made two mistakes midway through that led to goals against. Stjernespilleren was clearly angry at himself, and responded by knocking the ball in the opponents goal.Norway's opponent with kjempeblemme: - Very embarrassing
- Typical superstjerneblikk when he just scowl back at them, lo TV3 commentator Kristian Kjelling when Sagosen stared back at the defenders who had tried to stop him.
Austria did not, however. In the two first matches won Norway with respectively 10 and 19 goals, but today's opponent was of a different caliber.
- we Believe we have a lot of good to know that we breathed a bit in the neck, said TV3s commentators, and to break it was 16-13 in Norway's favor.- Spinnville numbers
Norway managed to get a small weed in the course of other omgangs first ten minutes and led by six goals at the time. But Espen christensen's efforts between the posts was at least as important, and the goalkeeper had a save percentage of well over 60 at that stage in the match.
- It is completely spinnville numbers, " says TV3s commentator, Daniel Høglund.
Christensen on his side was humbled in meeting with the media after the game.
I don't know if I've been a fantastic much better goalkeeper. It goes up and down, and it's going to make it in the world cup. It can turn around, he said modestly to TV3.
In addition to Christensen and Sagosen, was Magnus Jøndal very significant for Norway, and scored on almost every opportunity he got. The edge ended up with seven goals, only beaten by Sagosen.
In it before the break looked to be a jevnspilt affair, developed nevertheless to a total overruns for each. Austria failed to keep up in the second half, and finally stood 34-24 at måltavla.Gruppefinale?
In the morning waiting Chile - and again, it's Norwegian made storfavoritter. South americans surprised as mentioned against Austria, but should still be easy match for the Norwegian guys.Spitting blood: - Not a very good shot
the group stage of the world CHAMPIONSHIP ended with what probably is a clean gruppefinale against Denmark on Thursday night. The danes are gullfavoritter on home ice, and has tremendous support in the stands in every match. Everything is to the right for a real thriller in the Boxen Arena in Herning.
After the group stage then the top three teams from each group advance to the hovedrunden. There is probably Sweden is the largest challenger.Langer out to world cup-news: - It is dangerous