Hungary delivered a sensational performance in their eighth-final against Denmark to make the quarter finals of the Men Handball World Companionship 2017 in France.
Head coach Xavier Sabate’s Hungarian men sent home the Olympic champions Danish team with a clinically focused performance, which saw them hold a lead over the opponent from start to finish. Hungary were boosted by the return of key player László Nagy who led his teammates to a remarkable defensive performance, while Máté Lékai showed the way up front with 6 goals.
Hungary-Denmark 27-25 (13-12)
Albertville, attendance: 6300
shots/goals: 50/27 (54%), and 47/25 (53%)
goals from penalties: 2/0, and 1/1
sent off: 6, and 2 minutes
Hungary: Mikler – Harsányi 1, Ligetvári, Császár 2, Bodó 3, Nagy L. 1, Juhász 4. Substitutes: Fazekas (kapus), Zubai, Lékai 6, Balogh Zs. 4, Jamali 4, Bánhidi, Szöllősi, Ancsin 2
Hungary will now play Norway in the quarter-final on Tuesday (24.01) at 17:00 in Albertville.
via index.hu and ihf.info; cover photo: Sebastien Nogier – EPA (MTI)