After two opening victories In the European Championship 2022 – with Austria and Belarus The seven Polish national team were among the first to secure promotion to the main stage of the tournament. But in the first-place match in Group D, she lost 23-30 to Germany.
Since that match, the Polish team has recorded a steep decline in the 2022 European Championship, losing to Norway by 31-42 in the second round, and Friday with Sweden 18-28. As a result, the Poles as the sole representative did not have any points in the match schedule in the main stage of the Euro, and before the matches with Russia and on Tuesday with Spain, the players of Patrick Rumpel lost arithmetic opportunities to play in the medal stage. Championships in Hungary and Slovakia.
But Michał Daszek and the company wanted to erase the disastrous impression of the last three skirmishes and ultimately score points. However, the start of the match did not go according to the desires of the Poles – two players from Orlin Wisla Block, Dmitry Shetnikov and Sergey Kosorotov led the Russians to advance with three goals, 5-2, then 7-4. .
Coach Patrick Rumble decided after a quarter of an hour to change the goal and The helpless Mateusz Kornecki was replaced by Mateusz Zembrzycki. It was a real hit, because Azoty Puławy bounced 7 of his first 9 throws, finished the first half with 10 successful tackles and an excellent 67% efficiency!
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The Poles were losing, but the interventions of the popular “Ketchup” allowed them to reduce the losses from 4 goals to one, in the 24th minute. After an easy hit from Arkadiusz Moryta, a tie appeared on the board again – 9-9. Two minutes before the end of the first half, Kamil Sibrzak led our team to a 12-11 lead, and before the sirens sent them to the dressing room, the white and red played a lace move, which Przemyslav Kragowski closed with a powerful blow. at 13-12.
At the beginning of the second half, the Poles made two spare goals, but unfortunately their match in attack was later interrupted – it was the water for the competitors’ mill who successfully counted and even Zembrzycki could not do much. Now the Russians got away with two goals in addition to that Zemberzeki suffered a bruised knee and Kornicki had to return between the two goal posts, the Łomża Vive goalkeeper was a dubious handicap for the Russians, and had only one successful tackle…
In the 47th minute, a single action by Michai Olinichak led to another tie (23-23).
Confused about the break that the Russian coach had signaled too late, Jan Kzwara took advantage of his opponents’ weakness and the Polish national team returned to the top (25-24), but Żytnikow and Kosorotow did not allow Biao-red for a moment of inattention.
But in the last minute, Dima made a mistake and the Poles seized the ball when the score was 28-28. Rombel took the last time, keeps 17 seconds The Russians were weakened by their coach Velimir Petkovic, “earning” a red card and a two-minute fine. Daszek then gave a great throw and it looked like the Poles had broken a terrible streak with a third win in Bratislava.
But then something amazing happened – the Russians had 3 seconds to play the last action and Kosorotow surprised Zembrzycki with an accurate shot from over 10 meters away… And the match ended in a 29-29 draw, and the unhappy Poles saved Al-Ain the first in the main round of the 2022 European Championship.
Poland – Russia 29-29 (13-12)
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