The two-time World Champion of Spain has entered the main round at the Handball-EM prematurely. Jordi Ribera’s team also won their second game against Hungary in the Croatian Varazdin with a close 27:25 (13:12).
With the win, Spain secured one of the first three qualifying spots of Group D before the last group match against Denmark’s Olympic Games on Thursday with four points on the account.
In an open fight, Spain struggled against the team of former Flensburg coach Ljubomir Vranjes. The best pitcher of the game was Hungary’s Bence Banhidi with six hits. The winner was Barcelonas Aitor Arino, fellow club member Valero Rivera, Alex Dujshebaev and Adrian Figueras, each with four goals.
Hungary, on the other hand, already won the second round after the 25th.32. The Danes can also qualify early for the main round in the late match against the Czech Republic.