Croatia’s håndboldherrer is the first team ready for the semi-finals at the european championship after a comeback against Germany.

the Germans led large all the way up to the final minutes in a hard played match in Vienna, but failed the croats to win 25-24.

This topper Croatia mellemrundens group 1 with six points and are sure to finish at least second place, although the team from the Balkans still needs to play two group stage matches.

Much to suggest that Spain’s reigning european champions will do the croats company after a victory over Austria earlier in the day Saturday, but there is still a small risk that it can kikse.

Igor Karacic scored the decisive goal for Croatia in the win over Germany with a minute and a half back, after the German Hendrik Pekeler had been hit by a two-minute expulsion.

the Croats took the victory after a close end to the fight. Photo: Joe Klamar/Ritzau Scanpix
Germany had several opportunities to equalize in the final phase, but Marin Sego in Croatia’s goals came in the way.

At the break, the germans were ahead with a 14-11, and the lead was extended to 17-12 at the beginning of the second half. Nevertheless, the croats fat and with 12 minutes left got David Mandic equalized at 22-22.

Spain and Croatia top the group with each of the six points in front of Germany, Austria and Belarus by two points. The Czech republic does not yet have any points.

From the second group in the mellemrunden are Norway and Slovenia at the moment with the best hand of cards with three rounds remaining.

EM is played in Norway, Sweden and Austria.

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