Despite a difficult first period, France reassured themselves in the second act and joined the last four after a great success against Germany on Wednesday January 25 (35-28).
France qualified for the last four after a success against the Germans (35-28). The first period is extremely difficult for the Blues, invincible so far in the competition. Guillaume Gille’s men are at first equal game but Andreas Wolff will gradually heat up and disgust the French players. Vincent Gerard does not stop and Rémi Desbonnets replaces him without much success. At the break, the Germans return to 16 out of 20 against 16 out of 31 for France. But it’s a lesser evil in view of the appearance of the first act. On returning from the locker room, the French still seem a little started except for one! Indeed, Rémi Desbonnets heats up and defeats the German players who had missed almost nothing in the first act. The French attack will follow its goalkeeper to also gradually take the measure of Andreas Wolff less effective in the second period. The last minutes of the second period will turn to the demonstration of the doorman of the Blues but also of the French attack which will have more spaces against the Germans who have completely cracked. France therefore reached the last four of the competition without having conceded the slightest defeat in the entire competition. They will face Sweden in the semi-finals on Friday.
After this success in this France – Germany, the French will play against Sweden this Friday in the semi-finals of this Men’s Handball World Cup 2023.
It is not a surprise ! Rémi Desbonnets was voted man of the match for this France – Germany after having had an absolutely exceptional second period.
It’s over ! France will play the half of the World Championships after this great success against Germany (35-28).
This end of France – Germany turns to the correction! The Blues unfold at the end of the meeting and lead by eight goals.
Rémi Desbonnets realizes, without doubt, his best match in the jersey of the France team. He’s been checking all German players for several minutes now.
Guillaume Gille takes a time out at the start of the last five minutes of this France – Germany. The Blues are approaching the last four of this Men’s Handball World Cup 2023.
He is ensuring the success of the Blues in this France – Germany. Rémi Desbonnets makes decisive stops and disgusts the opponents.
The Montpellier goalkeeper does not stop in this second period of France – Germany and still saves his people.
At the end of German timeout, Valentin Porte intercepts a ball and shoots into the cage left empty by the German goalkeeper.
While there are 8 minutes left in this France – Germany, Alfred Gislason is already putting his last time out. He certainly feels his team is cracking up right now.
The French take a four-step lead in this France – Germany and take an option on qualification in the last four. One must keep !
The Blues are three steps ahead in this France – Germany as the last 10 minutes have begun.
The top German scorer in the competition is still held in check against Rémi Desbonnets who keeps the Blues in front in this France – Germany.
Ludovic Fabregas is upside down and on the ground but that does not prevent him from deceiving the German goalkeeper.
The Germans reduce the gap in this France – Germany and come back to two lengths while the Blues led by four goals 2 minutes ago.
Kentin Mahé lets his technique do the talking and creates a sublime roucoulette that puts his own into orbit.
Nicolas Tournat manages to score in a complicated area and gives the French a three-goal lead in this France – Germany.
Rémi Desbonnets no longer seems to want to let a single German strike pass. Juri Knorr pays the price and the French porter makes a 9th stop in this France – Germany.
What a turnaround in this France – Germany! The French took, for the first time of the evening, a two-goal lead. The German coach directly requests a timeout.
Its good ! Rémi Desbonnets is in his match and chain the parades in this France – Germany.
The Blues cling in this second period of France – Germany despite a difficult return. They come back up to their opponents after another stop by Desbonnets.
Like this desperate strike from Kentin Mahé, the French still haven’t really come back in this second period of France – Germany.
The Germans come back better than France in this second act and are already two steps ahead very quickly. Rémi Desbonnets saves the Blues on the German occasion which would have allowed a +3.