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2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia moves closer to semi-finals with victory over Romania

2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia

Croatia in action against Romania (Photo credit: © Stanko Gruden / kolektiff)

Croatia has taken a big step to reach the semi-finals of the 2020 European Women’s Handball Championship in Denmark after beating Romania on Thursday. 

Croatia came from behind to beat Romania 25-20 in the first match of the second phase to confirm their place at the top of Group II with 6 points. 

2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia

(Photo credit: © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff)

After taking an early lead, Croatia would trail Romania by four goals before fighting back to go into the break 14:10 ahead with a 7-0 run.

2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia

(Photo credit: © Stanko Gruden / kolektiff)

2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia

(Photo credit: © Stanko Gruden / kolektiff)

In the second half, Croatia managed to hold their lead and win by five goals to record their fourth win in a row at the tournament. Valentina Blazevic was Croatia’s top scorer with 7 goals. 

Impressive wins against Hungary, world champions the Netherlands, and Serbia saw Croatia win Group C and carry over 4 points to the main round. Croatia will play Norway on Saturday and Germany on Tuesday. 

2020 Women’s Handball Euro: Croatia

(Photo credit: © Stanko Gruden / kolektiff)

The top two teams will advance through to the semi-finals. 

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