On the second day of the YAC17 BH Euro 2019 in Stare Jabłonki women’s teams began competing in the main round and groups of consolation. We already know only one participant of the semi-finals.
In the first match Hungarians defeated the Lithuanians, who were a step away from the shoot-outs, but their defeat was decided by the golden goal in the second set. The Magyar team did not avoid the series of shoot-outs in the clash with the Germans. However, it did not prevent them from the victory and after two games they are in the most favorable situation in the group. Nevertheless, in the game for the semis are still Portugal and Germany.
The results in group II showed that there are no teams that can be sure of victory. The defending title Dutch team succumbed to the Spaniards and they are still not certain of promotion to the semi-finals. Their fate will be decided in tomorrow’s match with the Russians. A certain place in the best four have only visitors from the Iberian Peninsula. Poles, unfortunately, lost both Friday’s meetings and lost the chance to fight for medals.
In Group III, the Ukrainian women defeated the Slovaks, effectively maintaining their advantage throughout the meeting. The French put up a bit more resistance, but anyway it was not a square game and the Ukrainian women finally secured their first place in the group. On Saturday the fate of the second place is going to be known.
In group IV the case of the first two places is not yet resolved. Only the Croatians, who in both matches, despite their great efforts, have not scored any point, can be sure of the last position in the table. Who will win the group will be decided in Saturday’s game between Romania and Switzerland.
On Saturday, the main phase will be completed and cup matches will be played.