Raúl Entrerríos, about to shoot, during the match between Spain and Brazil DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
The Spanish handball team defeated Brazil 25-32 and qualified for the quarterfinals.
The three essential games were enough to achieve it.
The victory against Brazil was relatively placid.
It followed part of the script from the previous duels against Germany and Norway.
But the outcome was much more comfortable, nothing to do with the drama of the last two minutes against the Germans or Aleix Gómez's penalty goal that he decided against the Norwegians.
The Brazilian team started with more success and the Spanish came back as he adjusted the pieces and improved, especially in defense.
The attack was done, above all, by Ferran Solé and Raúl Entrerríos.
The Asturian player has lengthened his career to be able to say goodbye to the Games and is showing at 40 that he remains in a splendid level of form.
Aleix Gómez gives the second win to the handball team on penalties and in the last second
Spain flips Germany in the last two minutes
Entrerríos started the Spanish attacking game and also scored four of his six shots. Brazil played a good part of their qualifying chances. He has yet to win a game. He started with a lot of rhythm and with Chiuffa, and the two full-backs who will share the team next season at Barcelona, Petrus, and Langaro, as filmmakers, Brazil added up to four goals (9-5). Spain, led by Entrerríos, Dujshebaev and Gurbindo, went back towards the end of the first half. Ferran Solé, with five goals, was infallible in the definition and Adrià Figueras, in the pivot, maintained the same tone as in previous games and also contributed four goals. In the second, Spain was always ahead on the scoreboard. Viran Morros suffered a muscle injury that forced him to leave the game.
The Spanish team led by Jordi Ribera must close the first phase with the games it will play against France, this Friday (7.15, Spanish time) and on Sunday against Argentina (7.15).
The quarterfinals will be played on August 3.
In two groups of six teams, the first four are classified.
France and Spain lead in group A with 6 points, by Norway's 4 and Germany's 2.
In the B, six points have Denmark and Sweden, four Egypt and two Portugal.
Vial Tercariol (p), da Rosa (p);
Silva (6), Torriani, Moraes (3), Petrus (2), Borges (1), Chiuffa (4, 3p), Teixeira (1), Dutra (1), Ponciano, Langaro (4), Hackbarth (1) , Rodrigues (2).
Pérez de Vargas (p, 2 goals), Corrales (p);
Gurbindo (1), Maqueda (2), Fernández (3), Entrerríos (4), Dujshebaev (3), Sarmiento (3), Solé (5, 2p), Figueras (4), Morros, García, Gómez (4, 2p), Guardiola (1).
Partials every 10 minutes:
8-4, 13-11 and 16-18 (rest). 19-22, 22-26, and 25-32.
Hansen and Madsen (Denmark).
They excluded Petrus, Ponciano, Rodrigues and Solé with two minutes.
Yoyogi National Stadium.
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