World Championship, women’s handball: Romania defeats hosts Denmark, through to semi-finals

Romania’s national women’s handball has qualified on Wednesday night to the semi-finals of the World Championships in Denmark, after defeating the host team 31-30 (13-10, 27-27), at the end of extra-time, in Herning.
Adriana Nechita scored the victory goal, in the last second of the match, thus avoiding the penalty shoot-out.
Romania, led by a sensational Cristina Neagu (best scorer, 15 goals, match’s MVP) was close to end victoriously during the match’s time, yet the star of the Buducnost Podgorica missed a 7-metre penalty in the last minute (60th min.). The team, coached by Swedish Tomas Ryde has controlled the match from start to end, being led by the Danish team just once, 28-27, in the debut of the extra-time (62nd min.). While Neagu has made the game in attack, the goal-keeper Paula Ungureanu has managed an excellent defensive game, ending in saddening the 12,000 spectators in the stands.
In the semi-finals, Romania is to play against Norway, the Olympic and European reigning champions, the team that defeated Romania in the group stage 26-22.

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