Croatia’s handball team won a true barn-burner of a match Saturday night against Germany; scraping by 25-24 to book a semifinal berth.
Down five goals in the second half, the ‘Croatian Cowboys’ rallied back in Vienna despite things not going their way in the goal post department. Igor Karačić led Croatia with seven goals tonight and goalie Marin Šego made an incredible save as time expired on the match to secure the win for Croatia.
For the first 40 minutes of the match, it looked as if Germany would catch Croatia on a bad night and get procure a huge handball upset. However, Croatia wouldn’t go away and muscled back in the last quarter of the match.
I know many of you aren’t handball fans, but this game had everything. The fans were into it from the beginning. Croatian players were visibly emotional throughout the entire game. The last two minutes were epic!