Germany are the second semi-finalists of the Men’s Olympic tournament in Rio! Dagur Sigurdsson made the fantastic success with the team who didn’t play at the last Olympic tournament in London and came close to result from 2004, when Germans played final in Athens against Croatia.
It was only a question of time, when will European champions stop the best shooter of the Olympic tournament, Qatari left back Rafael Capote. Powerful Cuban netted seven goals in the first half, mostly from 9-10 meters and kept his team alive.
In the second half, German defense found solution to neutralize the biggest Qatari quality – shooting skills of Markovic and Capote, and that gave them result
At the end, it was routine victory for the Germans, who are now going on the reigning Olympic and World champions – France.
Germany – Qatar 34:22 (16:12)
Germany: Heinevetter, Wolff; Gensheimer (5/1), Lemke, Wiencek (3), Reichmann (5/1), Wiede (5), Pekeler (4), Weinhold (2), Strobel (1), Fäth, Häfner (3), Kühn (3), Drux (3)
Qatar: Saric, Stojanovic; Markovic (4/2), Mabrouk, Bagaric, Alsaltialkrad, Roine (2), Capote (9), Murad (1), Memisevic (1), Alrayes (1), Megdich (1), Fernandez (1), Mallash (2)