Hansen, gensheimer and co: stars and talents of the handball world cup

The handball world championship in germany and denmark will also be a tournament of faces.

Superstars such as dane mikkel hansen, the croatian domagoj duvnjak and also germany’s world-class left-footed pigeon uwe gensheimer have been shaping the sport for years. Other players have the potential to become superstars. Who should we look out for in the tournament of 10. Until 27. January pay special attention?

MIKKEL HANSEN: shaggy hair, shaggy beard, wide headband – the 31-year-old top pro from paris saint-germain is recognizable on the pitch simply by his handsome appearance. But hansen stands out as well. Hardly any other back-row player in the world combines scoring power and passing ability like dane does. If the hune has too much space, the ball is usually in it. The ambitious danish team’s best hopes rest on him.

In the fubball-bayernliga nord of the C-juniors the DJK don bosco bamberg won at FC coburg with 2:1. It was a good game with high entertainment value and an outcome that reflects an old football wisdom.

After the last two defeats against the supposed top favorites of the league, the tactical guidelines of coach hubert richter's djk-schutzlings were obvious from the start. From a massive defensive position, the guest tried to achieve success through individual pinpricks.

The coburgers determined the course of events from the very beginning. Against deep standing djkler they love the spielgerat controlled with many direct contacts and space-opening side shifting skilfully run through their rows. On the part of the guests, this meant hard work in shifting their defensive lines. This was only partially successful, as the vestekickers had half a dozen good opportunities to score by the half-time break. Preferably through their left attack through lennart wohner they created high-carat opportunities to score goals. But they failed either because of their own lack of concentration or because of the outstanding goalkeeper of the bamberg team, jonas paul.

Real's silent heroes: ozil and khedira become champions for the first time

With a goal, an assist and a crossbar, ozil played a key role in real’s 3-0 win at athletic bilbao to secure their 32nd league title with two games to spare. For the first time could secure the title in the primera division. "He was the best player on the pitch," the sports paper "marca" praised the german midfield strategist.

"This is the greatest title for me so far, because it rewards the hard work of a whole season," ozil said on the homepage of the german football association (dfb). "We are still really hungry and want to win many titles."

Like sami khedira, ozil is not a fan of rude words and is more of a quiet hero at real. With the title win, the national players joined the list of german soccer legends such as paul breitner or gunter netzer, who became champions with real.

Sc freiburg dupes baden rivals hoffenheim

SC freiburg duplicated TSG 1899 hoffenheim in the baden bundesliga duel and stormed to third place in the fubball bundesliga table.

The team of coach christian streich won 3-0 (2-0) after goals from christian gunter (11. Minute), janik haberer (38.) and nils petersen (59.). Before 29.395 spectators in sinsheim convinced the guests all along the line and are even ahead of FC bayern munchen on the fourth matchday.

Freiburg had won only one of its last eleven games against hoffenheim, and TSG had not lost to the sport-club in sinsheim for seven games. Streich thus also won the duel between the most senior head coach and the rookie coach alfred schreuder, whose team still has to grow together after ara julian nagelsmann and many departures.

Oerlenbach women miss a foul play

TV schwabach – SG oerlenbach/ebenhausen 55:54 (23:34) – a pity. That’s how close the SG women’s basketball team came to winning their first bavarian league game. And that despite the fact that the team from lower franconia was based on michelle curtis, jana katzenberger, eva kohler, julia hemmerich and judith streck had to do without. "This also meant that we sometimes lacked the experience", said coach chris maier, who nevertheless saw a lot of good in his team. Nervous start gave schwabach a 6:0 lead. "In a time-out i changed twice and tried to get the players to concentrate appeals", maier reported on simple but effective remedies. From then on, things went well for the guests, who won the first quarter 21:15. Even after that, there was intensive defense under the basket, so that the opponent had more than seven minutes no points are scored.

"We wanted to continue to play at a high level with the changeover to a zone press we had to go at a fast pace, but that didn’t work", maier described the break in the SG game. Schwabach scored 24 points in the third period – more than in the entire first half helped. "That was a typical third quarter of us, where concentration and voting we went too fast and allowed too many easy points", maier was annoyed over the 39:47 deficit.

But thanks again to won aggressiveness comeback qualities: 20 seconds before the end was the backlog only one point. "Then we tried to stop the clock with a tactical foul, which but we did not succeed", maier described the final upsets. But schwabach also showed nerves, lost the ball five seconds before the end of the game. The 29-point team, which was the barbel gunreben passed to sarah curtis, but she couldn’t get the difficult three through the reuse brought.
Points for SGO: barbel gunreben (29/3), sarah curtis (9/1), sara ludwig (6), astrid christ (4), christina seidl (2), miriam pfaff (2), courtney curtis (2).